Best Buddies Michigan Friendship 5k and Walk

1 Mile, 5K

Event Date

Sat, Apr 11, 2015


Ann Arbor, MI


Activity Today Later

Walking-1 Mile - Individual

$15 $15 Closed

Running-5K - Individual

$15 $15 Closed

Both 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk - Individual

$25 $25 Closed

About This Activity

Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan Best Buddies chapters are teaming up to put on a Friendship 5k and Walk in our community. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness about disabilities, promote inclusion, as well as fundraise for both EMU and U of M Best Buddies programs. There will be a 5k run, as well as a 1 mile walk around Gallup Park, followed by food and refreshments, as well as music, and even live entertainment by some of our chapter members. 

Event details and schedule


9:00am - 5k Packet Pickup Begins

10:00am - 5k Run Start

11:00am - Walk Packet Pickup Begins

12:00pm - Walk Starts

1:00pm - Post Walk Activities, including talent show, refreshments, music and more

Parking Information: The event will be held in the wooden shelter at Gallup Park. The parking lot closest to the event will be reserved for accessible parking only. Additional parking is available at the entrance of the park, as well as across the street at Huron High School. There will be shuttles running from the event to the various parking lots.

This event will be held in sun, rain or snow. Make sure to dress for the weather!

Day of registration will be $20 per person, per event.

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