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Coast Guard City USA Run, Presented by Trinity Health Grand Haven

Sat July 27, 2024 Grand Haven, MI 49417 US Directions
Countdown to Race Day



$40 7:30AM EDT - 8:30AM EDT Registration ends July 27, 2024 at 7:30am EDT


$45 8:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Registration ends July 27, 2024 at 8:30am EDT

1 Mile Family Fun Run

$15 8:45AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT Registration ends July 27, 2024 at 8:30am EDT

OAM Combo 5K+10K Coastie Challenge

$55 7:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Registration ends July 27, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


1 Y Dr
Grand Haven, MI US 49417


Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival! The Tri-Cities Family YMCA invites you to join us for the Coast Guard City USA Run, presented by Trinity Health Grand Haven! Whether you are an avid racer or an occasional walker, there is something for everyone and all ages are welcome.

Our races consist of a US Track & Field certified 5K Run/Walk, a US Track & Field certified 10K Run/Walk, a NEW OAM Combo 5K +10K Run/Walk Coastie Challenge, and a 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk (be sure to bring your wagon or stroller).

Join us for this fun family event as we promote healthy lifestyles and building community in the Tri-Cities area! See you on the race course! 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Packet Pick Up

***Please note Family Registration pricing ends at midnight on Wednesday, July 24***

PACKET PICK UP/LATE REGISTRATION will take place on Friday, July 26 from 3:00-6:30 pm and Saturday, July 27 beginning at 6:30 am at the Tri-Cities Family YMCA, 1 Y Drive in Grand Haven.

All packets must be picked up by 9:00 am. Packets/T-shirts will not be held for those who do not show up.  

Race Course

The race begins near the corner of Sherman Avenue and Mulligan Drive just east of the Tri-Cities Family YMCA.  All events conclude in front of the YMCA.  The course is challenging, with varied terrain, and offers the beautiful scenery of Lake Michigan and Grand Haven. The 5k and 10k routes are US Track & Field Certified.

Aide Stations will be located at Duncan Woods (5k and 10k) and Harbor Island (10k). Water and Gatorade will be available at Aide Stations and at the Finish Line. 

Please note this is an open course. Please be mindful of possible traffic and respectful of volunteers and public safety officials directing runners-it is for your safety.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We count on our dedicated volunteers to help us provide a safe and FUN race experience! If you aren't participating in the race, please consider volunteering with us. Check out the volunteer location map and sign up via the volunteer link located on the sidebar menu. 

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Age Groups and Awards

5k and 10k Male & Female Open and Masters, Age 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 and over. You may pick up your custom pin at the designated tent. If you are unable to pick up on race day, please visit the Tri-Cities Family YMCA Welcome Center the week following the race to pick up your custom pin. A QR code to view results will be provided in various locations. 

**NEW THIS YEAR!** All 5k and 10k race participants will receive a finisher medal! 1-Mile participants will not receive a medal. 

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

The 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk is a non-competitive run/walk for the entire family (strollers and wagons welcome). 

Race Shirts

Our race shirts are a popular soft tri-blend. Shirts are not guaranteed-the sooner you register, the more likely you are to get your preferred size. The women's shirts run a bit small, therefore we recommend choosing one size up from what you might typically wear.  


For all of your accommodation and dining needs, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at (616) 842-4910 or visit their website at


Please allow time for parking. The YMCA lots will close by 6:30 am. If you have parked at the YMCA, you will not be able to exit until 10:30 am. Parking in local municipal lots and city streets is advised. It is safe to estimate a 10-15 minute walk to the YMCA.

Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, events will be delayed in 15 minute increments. If the 5k race has not been started by 8:30 am, all events will be cancelled.


We do not allow dogs at any of the race events.  

Jogging Strollers

We do allow jogging strollers, but please line up at the rear of the starting line.  



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