11090 Nashville Highway, Vermontville, Eaton County, Michigan, United States

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Activities: Running race, Virtual race, 3.1 Miles

Join us for the 11th annual Vermontville Maple Syrup 5k Run/Walk.

This year will be offering both an in person and virtual race option for the Maple Syrup 5K.  Please join us as we celebrate our 11th year running in the Maple Syrup 5K joined with our town's 83rd Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival!

The in person race will be on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 8:00am.  For those doing the virtual race option, you may run it at anytime.

Packet pick up and in person registration will be 6:30am -7:30am, day of race.  Cost of registration on day of race is $30.00

The race is a one way race that starts at the Maple Valley High School (11090 Nashville Hwy., Vermontville, MI 49096) and finishes in downtown Vermontville.  It will be part pavement and part on the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail.  It will be an open course, but we will have volunteers at intersections to help with participants.

It is advisable to have a vehicle parked at the finish line for transportation back to the high school.  Depending on Covid restrictions, we may have shuttle service available, and if so, masks will need to be worn in all shuttle vehicles.  A gear bag will be given to all in person runners, and those can be taken to the finish line for those who wish to have their warm gear at the finish.

All in person participants will receive a t-shirt and a special commemorative sticker, and a small syrup gift.

Virtual participants will receive a t-shirt and a special commemorative sticker.

Register by April 16, 2023 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. T-shirts available as quantities last after that date.  For virtual participants shirts and stickers will be shipped to participants at the end of the event (shipping costs are included in registration fee).  **Only participants who have selected VIRTUAL will have shirts and stickers shipped to them.  If you select IN-PERSON, shirts/stickers will only be available at the event.**

  Age group awards for in person participants. For each gender: 12 and under; 13-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 and up.  Overall winners of each gender will receive a gallon of maple syrup.

Age group awards for virtual participants will be based on top 3 for gender with proof of time/distance sent by email.  Medal will then be mailed with t shirt and sticker.  Results will be sent to all runners that send in proof of time/distance.

Thank you for supporting the Maple Valley Junior/Senior High School's Cross Country Program.  All proceeds help our runners go to camp, and with other equipment needed for our teams!

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