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Wheatlake Festival of Races

EVENTS
  • Running: Half Marathon
  • Running: 10K Run
  • Running: 5K Wellness Run and Walk
  • Running: Kids Dash
RACE DATE
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Start Time
6 a.m.
REGISTRATION WEBSITE
Entry Fee
Varies
Location
Big Rapids Middle School
Address
500 North Warren Ave.
CITY
Big Rapids
STATE/TERR
Michigan
Zip
49307
COUNTRY
USA
Phone
231.832.6687
Description

 

Race Details

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Race Headquarters:
Bandshell
Located behind Big Rapids Middle School
500 N. Warren Ave., Big Rapids
(Rain location: Big Rapids Middle School)

Race proceeds will benefit the Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer and Wellness Fund, an endowment of the Spectrum Health Foundation Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals. The fund provides resources and materials for use by patients and families facing cancer in our region.

Course Maps

Half Marathon & 10K Run

5K Wellness Run & Walk

Paper Registration

If you prefer to download an mail in a paper registration, click here.

Half Marathon

The 13.1 mile race begins at the Reed City Depot at 200 N. Chestnut Street in Reed City, and will end at the Bandshell. Bus transportation from Big Rapids will be provided to the start of the race in Reed City (see Race and Event Schedule). The runners will use the White Pine Trail from Reed City and will end at the Bandshell, located behind Big Rapids Middle School. The course will include four water stations and restrooms.

Participants that pre-register by April 14, 2017, are guaranteed to receive a tech shirt and goody bag. All participants will receive a race bib with microchip for timing and a finisher medal. Medals will be awarded to overall male and female finishers, as well as the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

The course will close at 11 a.m.

Cost: $70 before April 14, 2017 (shirt guaranteed)
$80 after April 14, 2017 (shirt not guaranteed)

REGISTER NOW FOR THE HALF MARATHON

10K Run

The race begins at Paris Park in Paris, and will end at the Bandshell. Bus transportation from Big Rapids will be provided to the start of the race in Paris (see Race and Event Schedule). The runners will use the White Pine Trail from Paris Park and will end at the Bandshell, located behind Big Rapids Middle School. The course will include four water stations and restrooms.

Participants that pre-register by April 14, 2017, are guaranteed to receive a tech shirt and goody bag. All participants will receive a race bib with microchip for timing and a finisher medal. Medals will be awarded to overall male and female finishers, as well as the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

The course will close at 11 a.m.

 

Cost:
$40 before April 14, 2017 (shirt guaranteed)
$50 after April 14, 2017 (shirt not guaranteed)

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 10K RUN 

5K Run

The 3.1 mile race begins at Hemlock Park, continues along the Riverwalk, ventures around the neighborhood south of the hospital and ends at the Bandshell behind Big Rapids Middle School. This course does include hills and an unpaved section.

Participants that pre-register by April 14, 2017, are guaranteed to receive a t-shirt and goody bag. All participants will receive a race bib. Medals will be awarded to overall male and female finishers, as well as the top three male and female finishers in each age group. Registration is 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., 5K Run begins at 9 a.m.

Cost:
$25 before April 14, 2017 (shirt guaranteed)
$30 after April 14, 2017 (shirt not guaranteed)

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 5K RUN

5K Wellness Walk

The 3.1 mile walk begins at Hemlock Park, continues along the Riverwalk, ventures around the neighborhood south of the hospital and ends at the Bandshell behind Big Rapids Middle School. A turn around point will be established for those that do not wish to walk the full 3.1 miles. This course does include hills and an unpaved section.

Participants that pre-register by April 14, 2017, are guaranteed to receive a t-shirt and goody bag.

Cost:
$25 before April 14, 2017 (shirt guaranteed)
$30 after April 14, 2017 (shirt not guaranteed)

REGISTER NOW FOR THE WELLNESS WALK 

Kids Dash

Kids up to age 12 can run the field at Big Rapids Middle School. Participants will receive a special prize.

Cost: $1 (please bring the day of the event)

REGISTER NOW FOR KIDS DASH 

Early Packet Pick-up

Friday, May 19 from 4 p.m to 8  p.m. 

Register by May 12, 2017, and your race or walk packet will be available to pick up in the Holiday Inn Conference 
Center lobby, 1005 Perry St., Big Rapids.

Race and Event Schedule
May 20, 2017

Half Marathon & 10K Run

Registration: 6 a.m.
Location: Bandshell behind Big Rapids Middle School
Buses depart Big Rapids: 6:45 a.m. and 7 a.m.
Races begin: 8 a.m.

5K Wellness Run & Walk

Registration: 8 a.m.
Location: Bandshell behind Big Rapids Middle School
Race/walk begins: 9 a.m.
 

Award Ceremony

Time: 10:40 a.m.
Location: Bandshell behind Big Rapids Middle School

Kids Dash

Registration: 10 a.m.
Location: Bandshell behind Big Rapids Middle School
Dash begins: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Field next to Big Rapids Middle School

Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Bandshell behind Big Rapids Middle School

Course Info

See website.

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