Why We Run Roads and Trails

1 Mile, 10K

Event Date

Sun, Apr 28, 2019


Saranac, MI


Activity Today Later

5k Run/Walk

$20 $20 Register

10k run

$25 $25 Register

1 Mile Run - All ages

$10 $10 Register

Why We Run 5k Roads and Trails. Entry for both races 4/28 and 7/26

$30 $30 Register

Why We Run 10k Roads and Trails. Entry for both races 4/28 and 7/26

$40 $40 Register

About This Activity

Why We Run Roads” is a 5k/10k out and back, flat, fast and timed. 5k is entirely on hard pack crushed limestone. 10k miles 2-4 on paved section.

This race is celebrating year 8!  The start and finish is on the bike path off Riverside Dr. located 4.7 miles East of Bridge St. coming from Saranac and 3.2 miles West of 66 coming from Ionia.

$20 for the 5k and $25 for the 10K!  (until April 25th online). Sign up on race day for $5 more ($25 for the 5k and $30 for the 10K)

NEW THIS YEAR – chip timed mile – all ages! The mile will start promptly at Noon. There is a 15 minute time limit for the mile so that the other races can begin on time.  

Schedule of events:

Packet pick up starting at 10:30 am

1 mile run - 12:00 pm

10K - 12:30 pm

5k - 12:40 pm

Post race refreshments!

Awards: Overall winners for each race, male and female – will receive a certificate to Gazelle sports! Medals to top place in age groups.

As always, all race proceeds go back to our Annual Campaign to help promote health and wellness for EVERYONE!

The race will be chipped timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and on the web at Playmakers.com.

“Why We Run Trails” will be held on the beautiful trails surrounding Session Lake within the Ionia State Park on Friday evening July 26th starting 6:30PM. This is a timed but challenging 5k/10k with a kids mile dash.

Sign up for both races and save $5 per race and also double your chance of winning a free entry for the Grand Rapids ½ or full marathon this fall!  Entry in to 1 race gives you 5 chances, entry in both gives you 10 chances!  A $140 value!

Parking info: This event is in a state park. State park pass is REQUIRED for entrance. If you do not have one, you can purchase one at the gate day of entry $16. If you choose not to, there is a park and ride south of the park entrance just off 96.

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