Sandy Beach, Hillsdale, MI, 49242, Michigan, US

Start Date

09/06/2021

The Labor Day 5K run, which weaves through the beautiful Hillsdale city park system, is unique among Michigan races. All runners, except men aged 19 to 29, are given a ​HEAD START based on age and gender. This means ANYONE, male or female, ​young or old, has a chance to win. Champions, both male and female, have ranged from 12 years old to 65. The TOP FIFTEEN finishers will receive display-worthy awards. Walkers follow the same course and the TOP FIVE receive awards.

The course for the 5K run and walk begins and ends at Sandy Beach recreational facility at 300 Waterworks Drive. It travels along Baw Beese Lake. The course, with some rolling hills, is accurately marked at each kilometer and mile. Volunteers will man aid stations just after the one- and two-mile marks. Bagels, fresh fruit, and water will be served at the end of the races.

Race-day, on-site registrations are $15 and will be accepted from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.

All proceeds benefit the cross country programs at Hillsdale Community Schools.

 

HEAD START TIMES FOR THE RUN

Male division

12 and under, 6:30 minutes

13-15, 2 minutes

16-18​, 0:30 seconds

19-24​, 0:00​ seconds

25-29​, 0:00 seconds

30-34​, 0:30 seconds

35-39​, 1:00 minute

40-44​, 1:30 minutes

45-49​, 2:30 minutes

50-54​, 3:00 minutes

55-59​, 4:00 minutes​

60-64​, 7:00 minutes

65-69​, 9:00 minutes​

Male Clydesdales (200 pounds and over), 7:00 minutes


Female division

12 and under, 10:00 minute

13-15, 4:00 minutes

16-18, 3:30 minutes

19-24, 5:00 minutes

25-29, 5:00 minutes

30-34, 6:00 minutes

35-39, 6:00 minutes

40-44, 6:30 minutes

45-49, 8:30 minutes

50-54, 9:00 minutes

55-59, 10:00 minutes

60-64, 12 minutes

65-69, 12:30 minutes

70 and older, 13:00 minutes

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 5K handicap run

    All runners, except for men aged 19 to 29, are given a ​HEAD START based on age and gender. This means ANYONE, male or female, ​young or old, has a chance to win. Champions, male and female, have ranged from 12 years old to 65. The TOP TEN finishers will receive display-worthy awards. HEAD START TIMES FOR THE RUN Male division 12 and under, 6:30 minutes 13-15, 2 minutes 16-18​, 0:30 minutes 19-24​, 0:00​ seconds 25-29​, 0:00 seconds 30-34​, 0:30 minutes 35-39​, 1:00 minute 40-44​, 1:30 minutes 45-49​, 2:30 minutes 50-54​, 3:00 minutes 55-59​, 4:00 minutes​ 60-64​, 7:00 minutes 65-69​, 9:00 minutes​ Male Clydesdales (200 pounds and over), 7:00 minutes Female division 12 and under, 10:00 minute 13-15, 4:00 minutes 16-18, 3:30 minutes 19-24, 5:00 minutes 25-29, 5:00 minutes 30-34, 6:00 minutes 35-39, 6:00 minutes 40-44, 6:30 minutes 45-49, 8:30 minutes 50-54, 9:00 minutes 55-59, 10:00 minutes 60-64, 12 minutes 65-69, 12:30 minutes 70 and older, 13:00 minutes
    Activity Starts: 9/6/2021 09:00 - Activity Ends: 9/6/2021 11:00
    Registration opens : 8/13/2020 15:45
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 8/13/2020 15:45
      Registration closes : 8/31/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $10.00
      Processing fee : $2.00
    • Registration opens : 9/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 9/5/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $15.00
      Processing fee : $2.50


  2. 5K walk

    The walk follows the same scenic, lake-side course as the 5k run.
    Activity Starts: 9/6/2021 09:15 - Activity Ends: 9/6/2021 11:00
    Registration opens : 8/13/2020 15:45
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 8/13/2020 15:45
      Registration closes : 8/31/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $10.00
      Processing fee : $2.00
    • Registration opens : 9/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 9/5/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $15.00
      Processing fee : $2.50


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