About this Race: This is the 13th annual Lory's Place Run, Walk and Rock to benefit Lory's Place, a Grief Healing and Education Center of Caring Circle, a Lakeland Health Affiliate. In 2016 Lory's Place helped over 5,000 children and adults cope with the death of an important person. We also bring our peer support group model to over 40 area schools to those students that aren't able to travel to Lory's Place. Every year Lory's Place is honored and grateful for the community's support. Your donations and participation in this event make it possible for Lory's Place to keep providing our unique variety of programs and services at no charge. Thank you for your participation.
Course Description: The course will take runners and walkers through the Edgewater Development. Come and race beside sailboats in the marina, along the river, past Lake Michigan and its sandy beaches, down the historical brick streets of Ridgeway, and into parts of St. Joseph’s newest developments. All race events will begin and end at Lory’s Place in St. Joseph.
Race/Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5K Run and 5K Walk
Packet Pick Up Information: Participants who pre-registered can pick up their race packets on Friday, May 19, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Lory’s Place, 445 Upton Drive, St. Joseph, MI.
Cost/Registration Dates: Sprinter - If registered by March 31 $20 Middle of the Pack - If registered from April 1 to 30 $25 Last Dash - If registered from May 1 to 19(not guaranteed to receive a t-shirt) $30 Back of the Pack - If Registered on May 19 or 20(not guaranteed to receive a t-shirt) $40
Age Categories: 8 and under, 9-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+
Champions for Children Challenge: Students, teachers, staff, and administrators are invited to represent their school in either the 5K walk or run! The school that has the most participants will receive the “Champions for Children” traveling trophy and a $500.00 check from Honor Credit Union and a pizza party provided by Pizza Hut. You must indicate the school and/or grade you’re representing on the registration form to count towards this participation award.
Friends and Neighbors Challenge: Gather your colleagues, neighbors, family, friends, running or walking group! The group with the largest number of entrants registered under its name will receive a certificate for bragging rights during the post-race awards ceremony. (Sorry, no group discounts, but the earlier you register, the less you pay!) Be sure to tell us your creative group name on the registration form.
Awards: Overall winner male and female runner and walker will receive a rocking chair and medal. First, second and third place in each age group and gender will receive a prize, for both the run and walk events.
T-Shirts: To be guaranteed a t-shirt participants must register before April 30th. After April 30th, Note: If you registered for the 5K Run or 5K Walk from May 1 to May 21 you are not guaranteed a event t-shirt as noted on the registration form.
Parking: Please park in the Whirlpool Tech Center parking lot located south of Momany Drive on Upton Drive.
Rocking Chair Sponsorship: Requested donation of $150 per rocking chair may reflect gifts of an individual or a group. Rocker sponsors are invited to design their own dedication signs to hang on the rockers during the race. Rocker sponsorships are due on or before May 12. If you would like to sponsor a rocking chair click here.
Rocking Chair Raffle: If you register by May 18th you will automatically be entered to win one of our signature white rocking chairs.