Why We Run 5k and 10k

1 Mile, 10K

Event Date

Sun, Apr 30, 2017


Lake Odessa, MI


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5k Run/Walk

$20 $20 Register

10k run

$25 $25 Register

Kids 1 Mile

$10 $10 Register

About This Activity

6th annual. Note date has been changed to April 30th

Location: Lakewood High School

Distances: 5k, 10k and 1 mile fun run on the track. Medals to top three in age divisions (divided by 5 years) Gift bag to top male and female runners.

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 secure a commemorative T-shirt recognizing your hard work and generous heart!  This is our first year to offer this challenge.  Should it go well this year, look for race fee discounts in 2018!!  Come join us for these fun and deserving events!  A little something for everyone!!  (If you’re running Riverbank, our first race is a great training run!

Race #1!

Why We Run 10k, 5k and kids run will take place Sunday April 23rd, 2017 at Lakewood HS in Lake Odessa, Mi.  This is the last of our “traveling race” series, promoting area school districts.  All proceeds from this race go directly to the Ionia County YMCA 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 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.   Help us to raise funds for birth mother outreach and humanitarian aid for the orphanages and villages.  . . . one step at a time!

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