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This is a fundraiser event to support the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra (SMSO), located in St. Joseph, Michigan. The SMSO has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the community since 1951. We strive to bring a wide variety of musical experiences to the region and help maintain a dynamic and vibrant community for all.
Due to the uncertainty of COVID and with every effort to offer a safe environment for participants, we will follow health department recommendations at the time of the event. These could include drive by packet pickup, use of masks when not running in race, rolling start times, electronic posting of results, limited awards ceremony, and cancellation of race day sign ups. We will update race information in early August with expected race day procedures.
Want to have a great race on your own schedule? Participate virtually! Pick your own 1/2 marathon or 5K route anytime between September 12th and October 3rd! It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors while supporting live music. Participants will be mailed a t-shirt and participation medal in October. Virtual participants do not qualify toward race day awards.
We are extremely grateful for your participation and support of this event which helps us fulfill our mission of Transforming Lives Through Music.
Experience the beauty of southwest Michigan's agricultural heart as you run past fragrant vineyards, hops fields, and rich farmland between Stevensville and Baroda, Michigan. The course starts and ends at the same place, looping around the countryside.
The half-marathon route is mainly flat, but there are some climbs along the way to add some challenge. The 5K route is a great way for both runners and walkers to get some endorphins in early and use that energy throughout the rest of the day!
5K Run Walk
Virtual Races - Half Marathon or 5K
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