Race for YMCA 5K/10K

Sat July 17, 2021 St. Joseph, MI 49085 US Directions

Online Registration
Closes Thursday, July 15 at 11:59 PM
$30/person ages 15+
$20/person ages 14 & under

Friday, July 16 Registration
Online registration closes Thursday, July 15 at 11:59 PM. Registration can still be completed on Friday, July 16 by stopping by the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA or emailing a registration form to Monica Norton, race director, at mnorton@ymcagm.org.
$30/person ages 15+
$20/person ages 14 & under

Day-Of Registration
Saturday, July from 7:30-8:15 AM at Margaret Upton Arboretum
Cash & card accepted

Margaret B. Upton Arboretum
280 Water Street
St. Joseph, MI US 49085
Join us for the 10th annual Race for YMCA 5K/10K on Saturday, July 17, 2021!

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.


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.

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 17 and Sunday, July 25 to complete your race and upload your time. Virtual races are self-timed. Virtual participants will still receive this year’s race shirt and official race bib. Further instructions will be emailed to participants before the virtual race opens.


Must register before Thursday, July 1 to be guaranteed a shirt.

Shirts will be available on race day.

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 17
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.

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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 and upload results to their Run Signup profile on Saturday, July 17. Virtual races are self-timed.

Age Categories

9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


In an effort to promote physical distancing, there will be no awards at this year's race. 

Sponsorship Information

We cordially invite you to participate as a sponsor in the 10th 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.

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