Spring Awakening 10k, 5k

318 Shelden Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931

Running > 1 mile, 5k

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Event Description

The Spring Awakening 10k & 5k Run offers a scenic run along the Houghton canal and an opportunity to kick off your running season! With the snow melt and warmer temperatures of late April, we all will feel a spring awakening! The course is an out and back on the bike path, giving you the full experience of the Keweenaw Waterway. All races will begin and end at Bridgeview Park in Houghton.

For those with longer distance ambitions, the 10k is a great way to jump into spring training, or as a pre-race run for the following week’s race hosted by Queen City Running Co., the Dead Carp 20k Run. Use this as a race, fun-run, rust-buster, or whatever you desire! For those seeking a shorter distance, our 5k is a perfect match! If it's your first 5k or your winter slumber has gone on too long, follow along with our 6-week 5K training program leading up to the race. 

Don’t forget the kids! We are also hosting a Spring Awakening Kids’ 1 Mile Dash. 

Race Giveaways

All racers that participate in the 5k or 10k runs will receive a Spring Awakening 5k/10k race medal!

All kids receive a fun pair of sunglasses for participating!


The top three male and female finishers of the 5k/10k receive awards!

1st Place: Free shoes from CCRC!

2nd Place: $50 gift certificate to CCRC!

3rd Place: Free Goodr sunglasses from CCRC!

An awards ceremony will be held after the race!

Bib and Packet pick-up

Bib & packet pick-up will take place starting at 8:00am in the park pavilion. Aid station will be provided for the 10k run. 

Race Route

All races will start at the bike path connected to Kestner Waterfront Park's Parking Lot and continue east along the canal.


Route will be a traditional Out and Back with the turnaround being just past East Houghton Waterfront Park


Route will be a traditional Out and Back with the turnaround being near Sandpiper Drive. Aid station will be provided at the turnaround. 


Route will be a traditional Out and Back with the turnaround taking place underneath the lift bridge. 

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