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39th Annual Run for the Buds 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 5, 2018 10K at 10:15 am 5K at 10:30 am
Main and Ship Streets, St. Joseph MI 49085
Run for the Buds is a chip-timed 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run along the Grand Floral Parade route. Both the 5K and 10K routes start and finish in St. Joseph. The 5K route is an out and back course following Main Street in Benton Harbor. At Riverview Drive, the 10K out and back course heads north to Jean Klock Park. Parking is available at the Berrien County Courthouse on the corner of Main and Port Streets.
FEES: 15 and Over: $20 by 11:59 pm April 15;
$25 by 9:00 am May 3;
$30 Race Day
14 and under: $15 through Race Day
Proceeds from the 39th Annual Run for the Buds benefit the Blossomtime Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to outstanding young women and men in Southwest Michigan.
Awards to Overall Female and Male Finishers in all three events. Age group medals awarded to top female and male finishers in Run and Walk Divisions.
The Blossomtime Festival is the oldest and largest multi-community Festival in the state of Michigan. This year marks its 112th Celebration with a fun-filled week of wholesome family entertainment.
To pay by check:
Parking is available at the Berrien County Courthouse on the corner of Main and Port Streets. Port Street is one way heading west. If you do not plan to stay for the parade, exit following one of the marked green routes.
2017 DIVISION WINNERS
EVENT BIB ATHLETE NAME AGE GENDER FINISH TIME
5K Run 177 Justin Allen 28 Male 16:34.1
5K Run 67 Emma Hellwege 13 Female 20:31.4
10K Run 162 Joe Lasceski 42 Male 41:02.0
10K Run 165 Tarah Thompson 22 Female 41:56.7
5K Walk 159 Tim Theisen 66 Male 36:14.6
5K Walk 109 Lori Raches 41 Female 39:10.7