Kathy's Run for Cancer

9476 East M89
Richland, MI 49083

Running > 5k, 10k

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Event Description


  • Richland Gull Lake Middle School/Elementary School, 9476 East M89, Richland, MI  49083
  • The 2024 Race Location (Start/Finish) will be behind the Middle School/Elementary School.  This is the previous location several years ago.

About Kathy's Run for Cancer:

Kathy was diagnosed over the Memorial Day Weekend in 2023 with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.  While there is no cure for this disease it is very treatable. Kathy has undergone multiple radiation and chemotherapy treatments.  After twelve weeks she’s had a great response to the treatment and is now only getting immunotherapy infusions every three weeks.

Kathy is a fighter, and her great attitude has been instrumental to her positive results. By supporting our local cancer centers and education Kathy feels this turns a difficult situation into something very positive. 

The opportunity to revamp this race came at the right time as the committee for the Rose Run decided to step away.  Kathy has gotten incredible care at the Bronson Cancer Center along with the West Michigan Cancer Center.  Kathy would like to provide support for the work these organizations do by using the money raised during the race to support their efforts.  In addition, Kathy desires to start a scholarship for graduating Gull Lake High School seniors wishing to enter nursing school.

Thank you for reading her story.  Please pass the word along about this exciting new event, Kathy’s Run for Cancer on the 4th of July 2024. 

Event Fees:

  • February 1st thru July 2nd (11:59 pm) online registration is $30.
  • Late registration starts on July 3rd (12:00 am) online registration is $35 .
  • There is a family discount of $3 off per person with a quantity of 3-5 people.
  • All Late Registrations must be done on computers or cell phones.  No paper registrations onsite.
  • No refunds will be issued.
  • You will be guaranteed a tech shirt with online registration until midnight on June 23rd. No exchanges in size will be allowed at packet pickup.  Once you touch the shirt, it’s yours. If you are not sure about sizing please size up from your normal size when registering. 

Event Registration Information:

  • Packet Pickup and Registration will be behind the Richland Middle School (9476 East M89, Richland, MI 49083) at the sports field.
  • Packet Pickup and Registration on Wednesday, July 3rd  @ 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Race Day Packet Pickup will begin on July 4th @ 6:00 am
  • Race Time   10K Run @ 7:30 am. 5K Run @ 7:45 am

Course Notes: 

  • All events start and end behind the Richland Gull Middle/Elementary School* (9476 East M89, Richland, MI 49083). The course winds through streets neighboring the Gull Lake Schools, as well as the Richland countryside.  Aid stations are strategically placed on the course.
  • Due to limitations with this year’s race the 10K route will be run on the 5K course twice around.  The start line and finish line will be two separate chutes.  

Tee Shirts:

  • All shirts will be a technical tee shirt.  You will be guaranteed a tech shirt with online registration until midnight on June 23rd.  

Results / Awards:

  • Results will be LIVE on RunSignUp and posted during the event. Computerized timing with disposable chips provided by Mac's Sports Timing.
  • Age Divisions:  9 and Under, 10-15, 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 and Over


  • Please social distance. For safety purposes, no bicycles, skateboards, roller-blades, or roller skates are allowed on the course. Baby strollers will be allowed.  No dogs are allowed on the course during the race.


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