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This family-friendly event welcomes people of all ages and abilities – walkers, competitive runners and everyone in between. Get your family off the couch, try a new exercise challenge or beat your personal best time – the Metro Way 5K and YMCA Kids Races makes it fun!
This year, we offer the Metro Way 5K, YMCA Kids Races as a hybrid event - LIVE at Metro Health Hospital, or VIRTUAL at a location of your choosing. You can choose to walk, jog, run or crawl your favorite 5K (3.1 mile) route with us, or on your own within the specified time frame. If you select the virtual option, we ask you to upload your results, and we will send your Finisher's Medal and Participant Shirt to you. Results must be uploaded by 11:59 on July 18. Every cent raised goes right back into our community by providing free and low cost educational health and wellness classes.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, specifically our presenting sponsor, Lake Michigan Credit Union and registration sponsor, Kasco.
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For LIVE and VIRTUAL participants, Packet Pickup will be available during the Metro Health Farmers Market, 9 am - 2 pm or 4-6 pm on the day of the event. VIRTUAL participants may choose to have their shirt and Finisher's Medal mailed to them. Register by 8 am on Thursday, July 8 to guarantee your shirt.
Age group awards will be presented to the first place winner in the following categories:
Only runners who participate in the in-person, live race on Race Day are eligible for Age Group Awards. We have something else in store for our Virtual participants, so stay tuned! All runners, virtual and in-person, receive a Finisher's Medal and race t-shirt.
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