"Run for a Reason" 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk


Event Date

Sun, Sep 25, 2016


Grosse Pointe, MI

About This Activity

“Run for a Reason”5k Run / Walk & One Mile Fun Walk 
Sunday – September 25, 2016

The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, THE GUILD and Fontbonne Auxiliary of St. John Hospital & Medical Center have joined together to host our Third Annual “Run for a Reason” 5k Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, September 25, 2016.  The route will begin at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, continue along Lake Shore Drive to Woodland Shores Drive, and finish back at The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Our level route offers participants an impressive run /walk along picturesque Lake St. Clair.  Trophy for overall winner and medals will be given to top finishers in the following age groups: Under 9, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 & 70 years & older. The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club is the venue for family fun activities at the conclusion of the run/walk.   Our day of event registration begins at 7:30 a.m., shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m.   Proceeds are designated toward the renovation of the Birthing Center at St. John Hospital & Medical Center. A variety of Advertising and Sponsorship opportunities are offered.

Event details and schedule:

Packets will be available Connor Park Florists, 21480 Mack, St. Clair Shores and can be picked up on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. thru 6:00 p.m.  Parking is available at the Grosse Pointe Shores lot, located just north of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club.  Day of race registration is available beginning at 7:30 a.m., shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m.( Registration fee is higher on the day of the event.)  A signed waiver is required and is available.  For additional information, registration, sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please contact Kathy Taranto at 313 343-3674 or kathy.taranto@stjohn.org

Sponsorship Opportunities

Race Sponsor:  Acknowledgement on the Start/Finish Line and on the back of the T- Shirts,
Four Course Signs, Six 5k entries
Cost:  $5,000

Platinum Sponsor:  Acknowledgement on the Large Banner and on the back of the T- Shirts. 
Two Course Signs, Four 5k entries
Cost:  $2,500

Gold Sponsor: Acknowledgement on the Large Banner, back of the T- Shirt, Course Sign,
Four 5k entries
Cost:  $1,000

Silver Sponsor:  Acknowledgement on the Large Banner, Three Course Signs, Two 5k entries

Bronze Sponsor: Acknowledgement on the Large Banner, Course Sign, Two 5k entries
Cost:  $500


Large Banner:  Name/logo   $300
Performance T- Shirt: Name/logo on back   $250
Food Table Signage:  $200
Course Sign:   Congratulatory,  In Memory of, In Honor of : $100

This event will occur regardless of the weather.  We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances.  In that event, there will be no refunds; rather the entry fee will be used as a donation to the Birthing Center Renovation at St. John Hospital & Medical Center

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