Karner Blue Butterfly Family Fun Run & 5k

Sat June 15, 2019 Walker, MI US 49534 Directions
Events
Place
Millennium Park
1415 Maynard Ave SW
Walker, MI US 49534
Description

Beautiful 5k course along the Millennium Park Trails. Run and enjoy the rich natural resources, featuring unique habitats and large natural areas for wildlife to thrive. Proceeds promote efforts to protect the endangered Karner blue butterfly. The Karner blue butterfly is a small blue butterfly which was once found in significant numbers in Michigan.

Group/Family savings - Save $2 per registrant when you sign up 3 or more people at the same time. 

Kids 1-12 5k pricing ONLY $20 for early registration and $25 for late registration! 

Packet Pickup: Race day, starting at 9:30 a.m. at Millennium Park, Walker, MI

Awards: Special award to top male and top female in 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. All participants will receive a finisher medal.

T-shirt is included with the entry fee. (T-shirts are not guaranteed after 06-02-19 and will be available as supplies last)

Parking: Millennium Park Year-Round Parking Lot, east side of Maynard Ave1415 Maynard Ave SW, Walker, MI 49534

The race will be chip timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and on the web at Playmakers.com.

Refer friends and get a $10 refund

Get the word out to your friends about this great race! When you refer 3 or more participants you'll get a refund of up to $10.00! Details provided at checkout.

Donate and Receive a FREE Entry!

If you would like to support our cause and get a free entry to the race donate $50. When you register for the race your entry will be free! Simply Sign Up and follow the steps to register and on the donation screen enter $50. ($25 discount applied during checkout. Valid until June 2nd) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k race entry fee.

Every runner receives a finisher medal!
New in 2019 - Race for Michigan Nature Race Series

The Michigan Nature Association is hosting the Race for Michigan Nature, a statewide series of Family Fun Runs & 5Ks stretching from Belle Isle in Detroit to Marquette in the U.P. Each race spotlights one of Michigan's rarest species and helps promote the importance of protecting Michigan’s remaining natural areas. Take the challenge and run all six! Sign up using the 6 race series bundle under the Events section and save $5 per event.  Participants who complete all 6 events will receive a special award!

Course Map

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This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 2019 Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. The challenge encourages Michiganders to engage with events that promote physical activity, health and wellness. You will receive a FIT point for every endorsed event you participate in or volunteer for from January 1, 2019 until December 31st, 2019. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win various prizes! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.

 

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In case of inclement weather, watch for updates on our Facebook event page about weather updates, delays, new start times, and more. We plan to hold the races rain or shine unless the conditions are unsafe. If thunder or lightning is present, we will delay for 30 minutes. We will delay the race for up to 1 hour and will determine whether the race will be canceled entirely. There is no rain date or refund for the races, but participants will still receive their race t-shirt, finisher medal, race packet including a drawstring bag, and a complimentary membership to the Michigan Nature Association.

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