Alive and Running VA 5K Fun Run/Walk - LIVE AND VIRTUAL RACE

Sat September 17, 2022 Battle Creek, MI 49037 US Directions
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5K Run/Walk

$20 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after September 16, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Run/Walk - VIRTUAL EVENT

$20 Registration ends September 16, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
ALIVE AND RUNNING VA 5K

COME AND ENJOY THE FUN!!

Place
5500 Armstrong Rd.
Battle Creek, MI US 49037
Description

IMPORTANT UPDATE!!  Alive and Running VA 5K has a LIVE AND VIRTUAL for 2022

We are glad to announce that we are having a LIVE and VIRTUAL race for 2022.  Participants have the option to run the LIVE event on the VA location or stay at home and run/walk your event with VIRTUAL options.

With a virtual race you can run the 5K distance anywhere, in your neighborhood, on a treadmill, at a nearby park. You will have between Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, October 2nd to complete your 5K. Once you have the 5K completed you will enter your time in the Run Sign-up website.

If you participate in the virtual event you will still receive a race t-shirt!  We will plan for drive through packet pickup on Friday September 16 between 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm and Saturday September 17 from 7:00 am-9:00 am at the entrance to the VA, as we have done in years past.  Thank you all for your understanding as we take things one day at a time.  We must take care of each other now, more than ever.   

 

About This Event

“This event is brought to you in collaboration with our community partner Gryphon Place, who both supports and provides suicide prevention services for veterans and others across our region”.


The 10th Annual Alive and Running VA 5K Run/Walk is a 5K Fun Run/Walk for all levels of participants. This event is designed to raise awareness to the growing problem of suicide within the Military, Veteran and youth populations. The course is located on the campus of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. The race starts in the parking lot located at the entrance of the medical center. The run goes up the main hill and around the historic campus twice before returning down the hill to the finish. The race this year will be timed. Runners will start first, with walkers to follow. Children and strollers will be allowed - note that children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Dogs will not be allowed (please email the race administrator regarding service dogs). In the event of inclement weather, the race may be delayed or cancelled. No refunds will be given. Please join us for this event to celebrate life, and to raise awareness towards suicide. We want everyone to know they matter.

This race is an opportunity for all of us to show Veterans, their families, and the entire military community that THEY matter. Our goal for the 10th year of this event is to have our biggest turnout yet. Please come join us for the 10th Annual Alive and Running VA (Battle Creek) event, brought to you in collaboration with our community partner Gryphon Place.Together we will do our part to prevent suicide and raise awareness.

 

Packet Pickup and Registration

  • Friday, September 16th - 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. @ Located in the parking lot at the entrance of the medical center.
  • Saturday, September 17th - 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


Online Registration

  • Early bird registration - $15 through July 04, 2022.
  • $20 registration July 05th through September 15th.  **Note - EARLY Online registration closes on September 16th (11:59 pm).
  • $20 registration on Friday packet pickup.  ** Late online registration will be open - Registration must be done by computer or phone**  
  • $30 registration on race day.  ** Late online registration will be open - Registration must be done by computer or phone** 
  • **NO PAPER REGISTRATIONS ON SITE.
  • ** Note that only online registrations received by midnight September 01, 2022 will be guaranteed a race T-Shirt.
  • ** Shirts for same-day registrants will be on a first come- first serve basis. (Registration fees are collected to fund the race.)

 

Mail In Registration - Mail in registration forms can be found here:   Download Form Here - 5K Registration Form Or the PDF Link Below

  • Early bird registration is $15 - must be postmarked by July 04, 2022.
  • After that registration is $20 and must be postmarked by September 08, 2022.
  • Mail in registrations will not be accepted after the postmark date of September 08, 2022. 
  • Send copy of registration form (with the waiver signed) including an email address to:

      Gryphon Place, 3245 S. 8th Street Kalamazoo, MI 49009  

       Registration fees cover the cost of the race and do not contribute to fundraising efforts or programming
       (Make checks payable to Gryphon Place)

Special edition 10th Anniversary Quarter Zip

  • Offered for 2022 - Special edition 10th Anniversary Quarter Zip long-sleeve performance shirts available for purchase with registration for $55.00.  Adult sizes only.
  • Women’s - S   M    L   XL  2XL  3XL  4XL
  • Men’s - S   M    L   XL  2XL  3XL  4XL
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