Clare Dairy Phil Ice Cream Summerfest 5K

306 Schoolcrest Ave
Clare, MI 48617

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Event Description

If you like Ice Cream, then this is the 5K Run/Walk for you!   We are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Dairy Phil in Clare, Michigan by offering a 5K Run/Walk as a part of the Clare Summerfest weekend!  The race will take place on Friday, June 23, 2023 at 7pm at Clare High School (306 Schoolcrest Ave. Clare, MI 48617).  

T-Shirts are limited to the first 100 people that sign up, and each participant will also receive Dairy Phil ice cream after the race! 

Online race registration on this website will end at 11:59pm on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.  Participants that pre-register by 11:59pm on June 21, 2023 will receive a reduced rate of $20.  After that point- all race registration will need to occur in person at packet pick-up on Friday, June 23, 2023.  Day of race registration on June 23, 2023 will be $25.  There will not be a mail-in registration option for this race.  

Packet pick-up and day of race registration will take place on Friday, June 23, 2023 from 5:00pm-6:45pm.  Race registration will end promptly at 6:45pm to ensure a 7:00pm start for the race.  

Race Route:  The race will start and end near near Clare High School and will take place on the streets of Clare, Michigan.  

Clare Dairy Phil Ice Cream Summerfest 5K, Run/Walk Map:

*You may have to click on the black box in the upper right hand corner of the map in order to view the course map*

There will also be a free 1/2 Mile Kids Fun Run (Ages 13 & Under) at 8pm on Friday, June 23, 2023.  Parents can sign their child up for the Kids Run on Friday, June 23, 2023 from 5:00pm-6:45pm at the designated table at Clare High School.  There is no early sign-up for the Kids Fun Run.  The kids will gather at the registration table at 7:45pm for the race.  The race will take place on a designated course near Clare High School.  All kids will receive a medal upon completion of their race and of course... ICE CREAM:).  

Extra Information:  Changing facilities are available at Clare High School.  Participants may choose to run or walk the 5K Race.  Because of safety reasons, participants cannot participate with dogs in the race.  Participants may compete with baby strollers, but will be asked to start near the back of the start line for safety precautions.  No refunds will be issued.  All race proceeds will go to the running programs within Clare High School (cross-country and track and field teams).  

For more information, please contact the race directors at the information listed below.  E-mails will receive quicker responses. 

Kyle McKown (517) 581-0810 or
Adam Burhans (989) 400-2130

Additional information about the Dairy Phil of Clare, Michigan and all of the summer events highlighting their 70 year anniversary, can be found at:
Additional information about the Clare Summerfest may be viewed at

Awards: Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group.  Age groups are listed below and will be separated by gender.  Athletes that place in the top 3 in their age groups can pick up their medals at the conclusion of the race at the awards table at Clare High School.  There will not be an awards presentation.    The results will be posted at

5K Run/Walk Age Groups

12 And Under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Up

Waiver:  I assume all risks associated with participating in this event including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants or spectators or animals, the effects of the weather, traffic, and conditions of the race course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me.  Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of this entry being accepted, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Clare Dairy Phil Ice Cream Summerfest 5K, sponsors, supporters, officials, the race directors and volunteers, and the City of Clare from all claims or liabilities of any kind that may arise on the part of the persons named in this waiver.  I agree that my photo may be taken and used without my consent and without compensation.  Thank you.

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