Meceola Children's Council 5k

Northend Park
Big Rapids, MI 49307

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Event Description

Northend Riverside Park
Trestle Bend Drive
Big Rapids, MI US 49307

Event Description
The MeCeola Children's Council - Annual Family 5K Run/Walk is returning to in-person on Sunday, April 28th at Northend Park in Big Rapids, MI.  The Family 5K run/walk is one of many events scheduled in April in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness, Month of the Young Child, and Blue Sunday.  The 5K run/walk give families the opportunity to run or walk 3.1 miles through the beautiful White Pine Trails.  It is an event the whole family can enjoy with a leisure walk or run while having fun and winning prizes.   Participants can also challenge themselves to complete another 5K run or accomplish a goal to run/walk a 5K for the first time.  Families and children can enjoy the beautiful outdoors and fun activities near the park.  Bring the whole family and 'Wear Blue' for a morning at Northend Park.

Registration & Pricing
Participants can pre-register for the event or register the day of the event
$5 per person

Participants are encouraged to 'wear blue' for the event!
The 5K run begins at 10:00 am, the 5K wellness walk starts at 10:15am and the race course will close at Noon.

Registration Begins: 9:00am
5K Run Start Time:  10:00am
5K Wellness Walk: 10:15am
Race Course:  White Pine Trails (Paved Trails)
Race Site Location:
Northend Riverside Park
Trestle Bend Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Refund Policy
No refunds provided for any reason; including prior injury, illness, or schedule conflicts.  The event will continue if it rains, but if hazardous weather condition hinders participant or volunteer safety, the event will be rescheduled or cancelled.  If the event is cancelled, registration fees will not be refunded but applied to a rescheduled date.  Cancellation or delay announcements will be published on the Children's Council Facebook 5K event page.
What to expect at the Family 5K?
Race Bib for participants
Post-Race refreshments for participants
Fun family event to jump start Spring

Why should you participate in the Family 5K?
Your registration will support MeCeola Children's Council
Your registration will support awareness of Child Abuse Prevention in the community
You can enjoy a run/walk with friends and family
Explore the White Pine Trails
Jump start your Spring exercise goals
Continue your health & wellness goals
Course Maps & Information
* The course starts and finishes at Northend Riverside Park
* The White Pine Trails will be remain open to the public; you may encounter strollers, animals, bicycles, roller blades, and skateboards on the race course.
* Dogs are permitted on the trail; but walkers (with dogs) are encouraged to start in the far back.  We recommend that dogs wear a muzzle guard to avoid accidents.
Event Parking
Free parking for the 5K event is held at Northend parking lot.  There will be signs as you enter the premises directing you to the event parking area.
Event Contact
If you have questions about the event or need further clarification, contact Corey Thompson at the information below: 

Race Contact Information:
Corey Thompson


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