124 W. Hanson St., Whitehall, Muskegon County, Michigan, United States

Start Date

07/30/2022

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Activities: Running race, 5K

White Lake Nutrition is hosting their first 5K, RunIt (Run White Lake) 5K, with proceeds going toward a scholarship in Ava VanderStelt's name through Whitehall High School (see more information below regarding the scholarship, Hope Squad, and Ava's story).

The 3.1 mile course starts and ends at the White Lake Chamber Depot (124 W Hanson, Whitehall, MI) and follows the beautiful Montague-Hart bike trail north, traveling between the two towns that make up the White Lake Area – Montague and Whitehall! Enjoy the gorgeous scenery and flat course, which is great for first timers and those wanting to post their best times!  The race offers chip-timing, performance t-shirts, giveaways and medals, and prizes in all categories.

Race Day Welcome & FAQ’s

A Note from the RunIt 5K Team:  

We are so excited for our first annual White Lake Nutrition 5K this Saturday, July 30! Being able to work within the community we love and alongside a great family with a cause that is close to many of our hearts has truly been an incredible experience. The pain and grief that many have felt over the loss of Ava VanderStelt has been very hard and real, but we are thankful to work with a family and community who rise up and go after the cause together. Mental health matters, and we understand how important it is to help raise awareness in our community and world. The generosity of local businesses, community members, and each race participant has helped to fund a scholarship at Whitehall High School in Ava’s name. We’re #allinforava. 


This race has had more support than we anticipated!  WE LOVE OUR COMMUNITY!   To prepare for the amount of participants we ask that walkers and slower paced runners be aware of the race participants coming back to finish their race.  Should you encounter a race participant heading back to finish their race, please make sure you move off to the right to accommodate them. 


Remember the cause, and run for the cause!  


What is the race course? The 3.1-mile course starts and ends at the White Lake Chamber of Commerce Depot (124 W Hanson, Whitehall, MI) and follows the beautiful Montague-Hart bike trail north, traveling between the two towns that make up the White Lake Area – Montague and Whitehall!


Where should I park? Parking is available down Hanson St. at Lions Park (down the road from Chamber), at and around Goodrich Park, and in the North Mears Parking Lot (for GPS purposes, search Mylan’s Waterfront Grille, 115 N Mears in Whitehall). Please do not park at Big John’s Pizza, Napa, or WaterDog Outfitters as they will be open for business that day and we want to be respectful to their employees and customers. Parking will not be available at the Chamber. 


Where are the bathrooms located? There will be porta-johns outside of the Chamber Depot and a public restroom along the path near Montague Foods. There will not be restrooms available inside of the Chamber Depot. 


How many aid stations will there be?  We will have one outside of the Chamber Depot, as well as White Lake Fire Authority available throughout the course. Should a medical emergency arise during the race, please dial 911. 


Are there any good areas for spectators? Spectators can be stationed at the Chamber Depot as the bike path is a public path that will not only have RunIt 5K participants on it, but could also include community members who are using it. Also consider Covell Park near the bridge where parking is available, and behind Trailway Campground and Montague Foods off Spring St. where public parking is available. 


Where is the finish line?  The finish line is exactly where you start at the Chamber Depot. 


Will there be beverages and snacks post race for participants?  There will be free light snacks, water, and hydration drinks provided to our race participants.  


Where should I pick up my packet? There will be two separate pick up times:


—Early Bird Race Packet Pick up-  Friday July 29th from 12:00-6:00pm @ White Lake Nutrition, 3311 E Colby St Suite E in Whitehall

—Race Day Pick Up -  Saturday July 30th from 7:30am-8:30am. @ White Lake Chamber of Commerce, 124 W Hanson St. in Whitehall


What is the itinerary for the day?

7:30am—Race Day Registration

8:40am—Race participants are invited to hear some words from Ava’s family and for community prayer.

8:50am—Race participants will line up accordingly and our race emcee will start the race.  

10:30am (tentative)—Awards

 

Age groups: Overall Female Winners, Overall Male Winners, Female 12 and under, Masters Female Winner/Overall Male Winner, Male 12 and under, Female 13 to 20, Male 13 to 20, Female 21 to 30, Male 21 to 30, Female 31 to 40, Male 31 to 40, Female 41 to 50, Male 41 to 50, Female 51 to 60, Male 51 to 60, Female 61 to 70, Male 61 to 70, Over 71 Female, Over 71 Male.

Proceeds go towards a scholarship for Whitehall High School in honor of Ava VanderStelt. Click on "Donate 4 Ava" at the top or bottom of this page for more information on Ava and the Hope Squad.

**If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or having a hard time, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 800-273-8255. They are also available by chat any time at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/23/2022 05:00
      Registration closes : 6/30/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.50
    • Registration opens : 7/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/30/2022 09:00
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.80


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