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Bedford Veterans Center 5K/1-Mile

Fri June 14, 2024 Directions



6:00PM EDT

1 Mile Run

7:00PM EDT


Bedford Community Stadium
8285 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI


Friday evening, June 14th (Flag Day!) 

Bedford community stadium

8285 Jackman Rd. Temperance MI

****There is race day registration until 5:30 but please register now so we can plan! 

*Sign up by Saturday June 8th for guaranteed shirt*

6:00-5k start 

6:05-6:55- walk (on track, 5k race finishers will end on track so we will ask walkers to remain on outside lanes after 6:15).

7:00- 1 mile RUN/RACE (on track-register for both 5k & 1 mile run for discount).

*** please only use the USA code for the veteran-service member separately. Not only is it a free entry but we will use this list to honor them. If you inadvertently registered someone who is not a veteran this way please email

~we can get you re’registered! Thank you!!!!


FIND THE FLAGS (5K course)~Multiple 🇺🇸 will be on the course and some will have a secret designation for prizes!

You’ll be able to grab a 🇺🇸 while on course to race back (or walk & no this has nothing to do with speed, just LUCK!) to the finish line! Gift cards will be drawn by Vince !!!!
In addition, top age group and veteran awards (gift cards), 🍕, free finish line photos, finisher flags and plenty of yummy snacks! 

5k and 1 mile RUN will be timed! Walk is untimed but all swag and food included.


Our mission for this race is to create awareness of our Veteran services and increase our reach to support more local veterans and their families! Give veterans and active duty an evening of free racing/walking/camaraderie. We want our community to know we are here, here to HELP!

The Bedford Veterans Center was founded in 2017 and actively creates solutions that solve the problems our Veterans face. Some services we provide are a place of support, appointments with Veteran Service Officers to discuss benefits/claims, readily available food pantry AND monthly food distributions serving over 35 veterans/families, and free round trips to medical appointments to the Toledo and Ann Arbor VA.


The 5k course will not only have a crowd-friendly finish on the Bedford High School track, but the mile run and walk are exclusively on the TRACK for the seasoned runner testing their limits, newbie building toward a 5k, or individual increasing walk/running independence. The 5k course includes the Indian Creek Park, gravel, but no street crossings. The Bedford Community Stadium bathroom facilities will be available throughout the event.

These races are at no cost to our VETERANS and ACTIVE DUTY Military- follow the registration prompts and use USA (coupon code) for a free entry. Even if you want to only walk a lap or two- register for free, come enjoy some food and bring a friend!
It's our honor to have you at the races! *The coupon is for the veteran/active duty member only ☺️Thank YOU!


Email with questions. For guide registration (there is no fee! Use GUIDE (code)) and Student (code) for those needing support in registration cost. We ask you consider *no shirt option if you prefer not to get one-this savings goes back to our veterans/volunteer center. Thanks!


Early packet pick up at Bedford Veterans Center (8020 Lewis Ave Temperance, MI) on Thursday, June 13th 4-6pm. Race day packet pick up Friday, June 14th 4:30-5:45pm in the stadium.


Race Contact Info

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Top Gun Sponsors

Find the FLAGS

Finish Line Sponsors

T-shirt Sponsor



Bedford Community Stadium
8285 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI

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