Alive and Running VA 5K Fun Run/Walk


Event Date

Sat, Sep 23, 2017


Battle Creek, MI


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5K Run/Walk

$15 $15 Closed

About This Activity

Location Information
Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center – 5500 Armstrong Road Battle Creek, MI 49037

About This Event

“This event is brought to you in collaboration with our community partner Gryphon Place, who both supports and provides suicide prevention services for veterans and others across our region”.

The fifth annual Alive and Running VA 5K is a 5K Fun Run/Walk. This event is designed to raise awareness to the growing problem of suicide within the Military, Veteran and youth populations. The course is located on the campus of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. The race starts in the parking lot located at the entrance of the medical left. The run goes up the main hill and around the historic campus twice before returning down the hill to the finish. The race this year will be timed. Runners will start first, with walkers to follow. Children and strollers will be allowed - note that children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Dogs will not be allowed (please email the race administrator regarding service dogs). In the event of inclement weather, the race may be delayed or cancelled. No refunds will be given. Please join us for this event to celebrate life, and to raise awareness towards suicide. We want everyone to know they matter.

This race is an opportunity for all of us to show Veterans, their families, and the entire military community that THEY matter. Our goal for the fifth year of this event is to have our biggest turnout yet. Please come join us for the fifth annual Alive and Running VA (Battle Creek) event, brought to you in collaboration with our community partner Gryphon Place.Together we will do our part to prevent suicide and raise awareness.

Events and Schedule – Saturday September 23, 2017

  • 5K Run/Walk will start at 9:00 AM.
  • Runners will lead off with walkers to follow.

Packet Pickup and Registration

  • Friday, September 22nd - 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday, September 23rd (race day) - beginning at 7:00 a.m. 
  • Located in the parking lot at the entrance of the medical left.

Online Registration - online registration closes September 21, 2017 at 11:59pm

  • Early bird registration - $15 through June 4, 2017.
  • $20 registration June 5th through September 21st.
  • $30 registration on race day. 
  • ** Note that only online registrations received by midnight September 10th will be guaranteed a race T-Shirt.
  • ** Shirts for same-day registrants will be on a first come- first serve basis. (Registration fees are collected to fund the race.)

Mail In Registration - Mail in registration forms can be found here:   Download Form Here - 5K Registration Form

  • Early bird registration is $15 - must be postmarked by May 31st, 2017.
  • After that registration is $20 and must be postmarked by September 10, 2017.
  • Mail in registrations will not be accepted after the postmark date of September 10, 2017. 
  • Send copy of registration form (with the waiver signed) including an email address to:

      Gryphon Place, 3245 S. 8th Street Kalamazoo, MI 49009

       Registration fees cover the cost of the race and do not contribute to fundraising efforts or programming
       (Make checks payable to Gryphon Place)

Medals will be given to the overall male and female finisher.

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