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39th Annual Run for the Buds 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:30 am
Main and Ship Streets, St. Joseph MI 49085
Run for the Buds is a chip-timed 5K Run/Walk along the Grand Floral Parade route. The route starts and finishes in St. Joseph. The 5K route is an out and back course following Main Street in Benton Harbor. 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 2:00 pm May 3;
$30 Race Day
14 and under: $15 through Race Day
EARLY PACKET PICKUP
Friday, May 4 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Silver Harbor Brewing Company
721 Pleasant Street, St. Joseph MI
SAME DAY PACKET PICKUP AND REGISTRATION
Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 - 10:15 am
Ship Street next to the St. Joseph Post Office
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 5K Run and 5K Walk. Age group medals awarded to top 3 female and male finishers in Run and Walk Divisions.
NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 10K Run was canceled for 2018. Registered participants were sent two separate emails advising of the cancellation and an automatic transfer to the 5K Run. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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.
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
5K Walk 159 Tim Theisen 66 Male 36:14.6
5K Walk 109 Lori Raches 41 Female 39:10.7