Steve's Run

10K, 5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Oct 9, 2021


Dowagiac, MI


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10K Run

$25 $30 Closed

5K Run/Walk

$20 $30 Closed

Family Fun Run

$1 $1 Closed

About This Activity

Steve's Run

October 9, 2021  |  8:30 a.m.  |  Downtown Dowagiac

Join us in the fight against cancer!

In the last 16 years alone, Steve's Run has raised over $180,000 for cancer research and student scholarships (split evenly).

To continue the tradition, the 47th Steve's Run will once again start and end in Downtown Dowagiac. Named the Original Road and Trail Race, Steve's Run will take participants through the paved roads of Dowagiac, a golf course, a cemetery, and the Southwestern Michigan College wooded trails.

We hope you'll join us to raise money for these important causes.

About Steve's Run

Steve's Run is named in honor of Steven Briegel, the son of former Southwestern Michigan College president David Briegel. Steve died in 1990 at the age of 22 after a five-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. He was a 1986 graduate of Dowagiac Union High School and had played basketball, golf, and in the band for the Chieftains. He graduated with honors from SMC and was a junior in the Ferris at SMC program at the time of his death.

After Steve’s passing, SMC’s annual Road and Trail Race, which began in 1972, was renamed Steve’s Run and was dedicated to honor all who have fought or are still fighting cancer, with proceeds being split evenly between cancer research and the Steven Briegel Scholarship.

SMC continues to host Steve’s Run yearly with the support of the City of Dowagiac and through a generous donation from Fifth Third Bank.


T-shirts are available through race registration or while supplies last. To be guaranteed a t-shirt, please register by September 5, 2021. Participants of the fun run can purchase t-shirt on race day.

Packet Pickup

Late registration and packet pickup will be open from 5-6:30 p.m. on October 8 and from 7-8:30 a.m. on race day in the Dowagiac Train Station at 202 Depot Drive, downtown Dowagiac.


Early Registration: Now–July 31, 2021

  • 5K Run/Walk: $15
  • 10K Run: $20
  • Family Fun Run: $1

Regular Registration: August 1–October 7, 2021

  • 5K Run/Walk: $20
  • 10K Run: $25
  • Family Fun Run: $1

Late Registration: October 8, 2021, and Race Day

  • 5K Run/Walk: $30
  • 10K Run: $30
  • Family Fun Run: $1


The top 3 finishers in each age group with receive awards as well as the top winner for the 5K and 10K.

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