Support Adoption Associates, Inc. – a Michigan-based adoption agency, with a mission to unite children with their forever families both domestically and abroad. The course is 3.1 miles through the Portland Trails. Start and finish at the Bogue Flats Recreational Area (near the softball fields). The race will be chipped timed. Timing mats at start and finish.
Get on a MISSION this year! Run for a cause! Ionia County YMCA, BPRC Running Club, and Adoption Associates, Inc. have joined together to create the perfect TRIPLE CROWN venue for you! Each race has its own unique and important cause that your racing dollars will benefit! COMPLETE ALL THREE RACES AND YOU WILL BE AWARDED A COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT recognizing your hard work and generous heart! This is our first year offering this challenge. Should it go well, look for race fee discounts in 2018! Come join us for these fun and deserving events! There is a little something for everyone!
Why We Run 10K, 5K, and kids run will take place on Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at Lakewood HS in Lake Odessa, MI. All proceeds go directly to the Ionia County YMVA Annual campaign -- allowing access to healthy living and well-being for everyone, regardless of income!
Race #2: The Beautiful People Running Club (BPRC) Retro 5K Race is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Ionia, MI. It is established to benefit the Ionia Cross Country and Track Scholarship to be awarded to two high school athletes.
The Trifecta! The sixth annual TOUCHED BY ADOPTION 5K put on by Adoption Associates, Inc. will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Bogue Flats Recreation Area in Portland, Michigan. This is the first year that it is held on the weekend BEFORE Labor Day (not ON Labor Day like years past). Help us to raise funds for birth mother outreach and humanitarian aid for the orphanages and villages that we support . . . one step at a time.