Run For The Hills!

Sat September 16 - Sun October 1, 2023 Tipton, MI 49287 US Directions
IN-PERSON - Saturday, September 16th
VIRTUAL - September 17th thru October 1st


5k Run

09/16 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

5k Walk

09/16 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

1 Mile Run

09/16 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

1 Mile Walk

09/16 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT


$35 09/16 9:00AM EDT
Events: VIRTUAL - 5k Run VIRTUAL - 1 Mile Run Virtual - 5k Walk Virtual - 1 Mile Walk


6214 W. Monore
Tipton, MI US 49287


Run the hilliest course in Southeast Michigan. Again in 2023 - Finisher Medal for everyone!

Join in our 13th Annual Run for the Hills event at Hidden Lake Gardens in Tipton, MI. Come for an amazing walk or run through Hidden Lake Gardens' beautiful scenery. Proceeds from the race will be donated to the Hidden Lake Gardens Reach for the Sky project and Oh These Irish Hills!

Pricing: $35 until September 10th, then $40.  Kids 14 and under are $10, this price is automatically applied during registration. Entry fee includes access to the new Reach for the Sky 700 foot Canopy Walk (details below).

Only race registrants are prepaid for entrance into Hidden Lake Gardens. All others are required to pay an entrance fee. $10.00-Adults, $8.00-Seniors & Veterans, $5.00-Students, Free -Age 4 and below

T-shirts are guaranteed with registration until 9/10. T-shirts are not guaranteed after that date and available as supplies last at packet pickup.

Awards: Top finisher in each age group will get a gift certificate. 5k run, 5k walk, 1 mile run, and 1 mile walk age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over (Please note there will be separate run and walk categories this year).  The overall male and female winners of the 5K Run (ONLY) will receive a 1-year pass to Hidden Lake Gardens.

Packet Pickup: The morning of the race starting at 7:30 am

Course Map: link is below

The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted live during the race and online at this website.

Virtual option available: Unable to make the race in person but would like to run or walk virtually, please see the virtual information tab at the top of the page. Pricing for ages 0-14 for the Virtual race is $10, and will be automatically applied during registration.

Finishers Medal

2022 Finishers medal shown. 2023 image coming soon! All participants will receive a finishers medal!

Reach for the Sky 700 foot Canopy Walk

Our new Reach for the Sky 700 foot Canopy Walk is open! Your race entry fee includes the ability to walk the canopy bridge through the tops of the trees. 

The Canopy Walk is a suspension bridge hanging off of a 70 foot central tower. The bridge runs over a steep "glacial bowl" giving the bridge dramatic height without a long climb.  It gives visitors an up-close view of the trees.  It will let guests experience nature in a way they couldn't when walking the trails. We are SO excited for you to experience this! 

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