Fit 4 Fall 5K Run/Walk

Sat October 9 - Sat October 16, 2021 St. Joseph, MI 49085 US Directions
Description

Fit 4 Fall Is Back "In Person" This Year!

Fit 4 Fall 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, October 9
Race Time: 9 am 
Location: Whirlpool Compass Fountain (Race begins on Lake St. in front of Silver Beach Parking Lot)

Stay Safe Virtual 5K
October 9th - October 16th
Deadline to submit results: October 16th, 11:59 pm
For those who wish to participate but cannot make the trip to St. Joe, or for those who prefer the safety of racing privately, we are excited to offer our "Stay Safe" Virtual 5K as an additional option for racers this year. Racers will walk or run at their own pace between October 9th and October 16th, and submit results into our portal using a provided link by midnight on October 16th. Participants will receive the same race t-shirt, a limited Goody Bag, a printable bib, and finishers medal. Virtual 5K participants are not included or eligible for race awards. Virtual racers may pick-up shirts and goody bags at scheduled packet pick-up times; finisher medals will be available after the race to those who post their finish time. 

Registration fee includes:
- Race T-Shirt (all registrants)
- Race Goody Bag (first 500 registrants)
- Custom Designed Bib
- Finisher Award

Safety Precautions Due to COVID-19
We have every intention of continuing to hold an in-person race this year, and are taking necessary steps to ensure everyone who chooses to race can do so safely. We have made the following changes to our race format this year in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. If at any time you wish to switch your registration from in-person to our virtual race, please contact us. We will gladly switch your registration to our "Stay Safe Virtual Race" and will refund you for the difference in price.

  • Packet Pick-Up
    We will hold packet pick-up on Thursday and Friday, October 7 and 8 from noon to 6 pm at LECO Corporation's Customer Experience Center, located at 1500 Hilltop Rd. in St. Joseph (next to Auto Zone). We highly encourage you to pick-up your race packets in advance to avoid congestion the morning of the race. 

  • Awards
    All racers who cross the finish line will receive a Finisher's Medal. These will be distributed after you cross the finish line and will not be mailed. Age group medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Male & Female in the following Divisions: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over. Age group medals will not be distributed at the race this year. All medals will be mailed to winners the week following the race. Plaques will be awarded at the race to the First Overall Male & Female in both Runner & Walker categories once ALL racers in these categories have crossed the finish line. Awards will be mailed if you choose not to stay following the race.

  • Silent Auction
    We have had a great response from our local businesses and are excited to offer our silent auction again this year! Items will be spaced out along the perimeter of the tent. Bidding will begin at 8 am and conclude promptly at 10:30. Bidding will be open during the race. We will be offering contactless payment this year using the PayPal app, and will accept checks, credit cards, and cash as well.

  • Phased Start
    If we have over 500 registrants (which we are expected to), we will do a phased start to reduce crowding at the start line and on the course. With a phased start, each racer will be assigned to a designated "corral". We will send more information regarding this in the week prior to the race.

  • Tent Access
    To discourage gathering, our large tent will only be accessible to race staff. Packet pick-up, on-site registration, and the silent auction will be spaced on the perimeter of the tent.

  • Post-Race Refreshments
    Post-race refreshments, including water and snacks will be pre-packaged and distributed at the finish line. Unfortunately, coffee and hot cider will not be available this year and refreshments will only be available to race participants. Special thanks to Red Coach Donuts, Planet Fitness, and Meijer for their donations this year!

  • Masks
    Because this is an outdoor event, masks will not be required on the course or in surrounding areas. However, we do highly recommend them for those who are unvaccinated. Please note this is subject to change as state or local guidelines may dictate. 

 

 

 

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200 Broad Street
St. Joseph, MI US 49085
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