Race for YMCA 5K/10K

Sat July 16, 2022 St. Joseph, MI 49085 US Directions
Margaret B. Upton Arboretum
280 Water Street
St. Joseph, MI US 49085

Early Registration - through June 30, 2022
$30/person ages 15+
$25/person ages 14 & under

Regular Registration - July 1-15, 2022
$35/person ages 15+
$25/person ages 14 & under

Day-Of Registration - Saturday, July 16, 2022
Closes at 8:15 AM

Join us for the 11th annual Race for YMCA 5K/10K on Saturday, July 16, 2022!

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA's annual campaign which provides financial assistance for memberships and programs to local children and families in need. Your support helps guarantee that everyone—regardless of their circumstances or ability to pay—can belong to the Y.

Virtual Event

With a virtual race, you can run the distance anywhere, for example in your neighborhood, on a treadmill, at a nearby park, or on our original course! You will have between Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 24 to complete your race and upload your time. Virtual races are self-timed. Virtual participants will still receive this year’s race shirt. Further instructions will be emailed to participants before the virtual race opens.


We will follow all COVID-19 guidelines recommended by the local health department and State of Michigan. We will communicate any major changes to our participants via email.


Must register by 11:59 PM Sunday, June 19, 2022, to be guaranteed a shirt. Shirts are short sleeve, cotton material. All participants who register before the cutoff date, including virtual, will receive a shirt. Shirts will be available for pick up on race day.

To order a race tank top ahead of the event, click here. A limited number of tank tops are available to purchase at the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA Member Service Desk.

Packet Pick-Up

During packet pick-up, you will receive your bib and shirt. Packet pick-up will take place at the Margaret B. Upton Arboretum (Start/Finish line).

Saturday, July 16
7:00-8:15 AM


Use Berrien County Courthouse lot and stairwell at the north corner of the parking lot rather than crossing Main Street. Limited parking available at the arboretum.

Course Map

Race for YMCA 5K/10K offers one of the most scenic courses in southwest Michigan. Participants will enjoy the view along the St. Joseph River, Lake Michigan, Silver Beach, Lions Park Beach, and Howard Recreational Trail.

Attachment includes maps for 5K and 10K events.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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

In-person races are timed by Mac Sports Timing. Results will be posted immediately following the event.

Virtual participants may upload their virtual race results to their Run Signup profile from Saturday, July 16-Sunday, July 24, 2022. Virtual races are self-timed.

Age Categories

9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+


Overall male and female in each event will receive a trophy. Top three 5K run and 10K run finishers in each age group, top three male and female walkers overall, and all children that finish will receive a medal.

Please note: Only in-person participants are eligible for trophies/medals.



Please note, some city streets will remain open during the event. Be sure to stay within the coned/barricaded lanes. There could be minimal traffic in the oncoming lanes.


Porta-potties have been rented to accommodate participants.


We are excited to offer both in-person and virtual options for the 11th annual Race for YMCA 5K/10K!

Our in-person event is in need of the following types of volunteers:

  • Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up: Volunteers will be placed at stations to hand out race packets to participating runners.
    Course Route: Volunteers will be placed at various locations throughout the course route to instruct runners on directions. There are three races: 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run.
  • Water Stations: Volunteers will be placed at various stations along race routes to hand out water to participating runners. We will provide participants with open cups of water. Volunteers will be provided masks & gloves.
  • Clean-Up: Volunteers will be needed at the end of the event to help clean up different areas.
  • Place me where needed: Volunteers will be placed where they are needed the most.

Please contact Cassie Adams, event volunteer coordinator, at volunteer@ymcagm.org or 269-428-9622 with questions or to volunteer.

Sponsorship Information

We cordially invite you to participate as a sponsor in the 11th annual Race for YMCA 5K/10K. This family-friendly event aims to raise awareness and funding for the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA’s Annual Campaign.

When you support Race for YMCA, you make our community better and build strength in those who live here. At the Y, our programs encourage healthy families, connect people to supportive resources, give kids a safe place, and inspire social good.

Sponsorships are tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt from the YMCA for your records.


Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.
Join this event and invite your friends on Facebook.

Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.