39th Annual Run for the Buds 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk Banner Image
Sat May 5, 2018 Saint Joseph, MI US 49085 Directions
Events

10K Run

$25 10:15AM EDT Registration ends May 3, 2018 at 9:00am EDT

5K Run

$25 10:30AM EDT Registration ends May 3, 2018 at 9:00am EDT

5K Walk

$25 10:30AM EDT Registration ends May 3, 2018 at 9:00am EDT
Place
Ship and Main Streets
Saint Joseph, MI US 49085
Description

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.  

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  • If payment is not received within 5 days of registration, your registration may be canceled.
Parking

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.

 

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2017 Division Winners

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

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