Sat September 21, 2019 Benton Harbor, MI US 49022 Directions
Countdown to Race Day

5K Run

$25 9:00AM EDT Price increases after September 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Walk

$25 9:00AM EDT Price increases after September 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

10K Run

$25 9:00AM EDT Price increases after September 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids' Fun Run

$0 8:30AM EDT Registration ends September 19, 2019 at 4:00pm EDT
Brookview Montessori School
501 Zollar Drive
Benton Harbor, MI US 49022

6th Annual Pirate Run 5K/10K (w/Kids' Fun Run at 8:30 am)
Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Brookview Montessori School, 501 Zollar Drive, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

The Brookview Pirate Run 5K/10K course loops from the Brookview School campus through the beautiful Benton Township River Park along the St. Joseph River. Ye might even spy a pirate or two... argh matey!

For 3 years, Brookview Montessori School held an annual 5K in April. Looking for a change in 2014, the event was moved to September with the addition of a Pirate theme and a 10K run option. Both kids and adults alike get into the fun and don pirate costumes! Participants choose to run or walk the 5K distance, and runners have the option to complete two laps of the route for a 10K distance. 


This family-friendly event is open to adults and children of all ages.

  • Kids pushed in strollers are FREE!

  • Kids ages 4-6 can run or walk the 5K at no charge, with paid adult (No shirt)

  • Youth 10 and under can participate in the FREE Kids’ Fun Run at 8:30 am.

  • Supervised play is also provided for kids during the race.

FEES:   15 and Over:     $25 through 9/8  

                                       $30 9/9 through Race Day    

             Ages 7-14:        $15 through Race Day

             Ages 4-6:          Free with paid adult (No shirt)

SWMI RACERS Members 15 and Over receive an automatic $5 Registration Discount

Register by 9/3 to guarantee a PERSONALIZED Custom Race Bib!

Awards to Overall Female and Male finishers in 5K Run, 5K Walk, and 10K Run. Finisher medals to all participants.


Paid registration includes a short-sleeve Gildan Softstyle, semi-fitted, t-shirt in 100% ring-spun cotton. No charge for participants pushed or pulled in strollers, wheelchairs, wagons, etc.

The 5K/10K course loops from Brookview Montessori School through the beautiful Benton Township River Park along the St. Joseph River, then back up the hill and down Zollar Road to Somerleyton Road before returning back to cross the finish line in the school parking lot.

NOTE: This is a timed event with awards to Male and Female Overall  Winners in both the RUN and WALK Divisions. Participants registered for the WALK, should walk the entire time. If you plan to Walk AND Jog, please register for RUN.

To pay by check:

  • Enter MAILCHECK in coupon code field at checkout.

  • Shopping cart total will change to $0.00

  • Your payment amount is the total indicated as "Discount" 

  • Make check payable to Brookview Montessori School and mail to:

     501 Zollar Drive, Benton Harbor MI 49022

  • If payment is not received within 5 days of registration, your registration may be canceled.

Personalized Custom Race Bib

Register through September 8 and receive a PERSONALIZED Custom Race Bib!



Join us for this family-friendly event open to adults and children of all ages.

  • Kids pushed in strollers are free!

  • Kids 10 and Under can participate in a FREE 1K Kids’ Fun Run at 8:30 am, before the timed events.

  • Supervised play is also provided for kids during the race so parents can run or walk.

PIRATE Photo Opportunity
Participants and guests have an opportunity to take photos with our Pirate! Create your own pirate costume and join in the fun at the 5th Annual Brookview Pirate Run.
Thank you to Jessi, from Sew Excited Cosplay as she joins us from 8:15 - 10:45 am for photos before, during and after the race.


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Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

For more than forty years, families in Southwest Michigan have found the Brookview Montessori School community to be a place where nurturing teachers and parents work together to inspire life-long learning and internally motivated, inquisitive children.

The school and ten-acre campus offer one-of-a-kind opportunities for children infancy through middle school to become independent learners who appreciate and understand their world.

We understand that choosing the right school is an important step for your family and involves many factors. Our website offers you a glimpse into the Brookview community and the daily experiences of our children, faculty, staff, and families.

Our Mission
Brookview Montessori School exists to educate children based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori in an environment of academic excellence that nurtures each child’s growth into a whole, responsible, and integrated person.

Our mission thrives on support from a multi-cultural, diverse, and dedicated community of teachers, staff, parents, and friends who work together to awaken in each child a spirit of inquiry, exploration, independence, resilience, adaptability, self-esteem, service, and respect for all people.

Vision Statement
Our vision is to become recognized as the premier provider of authentic Montessori education in Southwest Michigan, from infancy through middle school.

In support of that vision, Brookview strives to create programs that encourage children to reach their full potential.

In order to accomplish this, we:

Immerse our students in an environment committed to academic excellence
Develop their ability to use and appreciate the arts
Promote the development of a lifelong environmental awareness and an ethic of stewardship
Provide the opportunity to gain fluency in Spanish
Celebrate diversity in our community
Our Four Pillars
Our vast Montessori curriculum rests on four pillars:

Stewardship of the environment
Diversity and inclusivity of all peoples
The study of Spanish
Fostering a lifelong appreciation of the arts




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