Karner Blue Butterfly Family Fun Run & 5K

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Date(s) - 06/15/2019
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Millennium Park



Enjoy the spring colors and run, walk, or jog along the Millennium Park trails in Grand Rapids with the Michigan Nature Association!

This 5K will promote efforts to preserve habitat for one of Michigan’s most endangered butterflies, the Karner Blue butterfly.

Families, strollers, and pets (on a leash) welcome! The Kids Fun Run will start at its new time at 10:30 am! Kids can run a 1 mile race prior to the 5K starting at 11 am.

Kids 1 Mile Fun Run: $10
5K Run/Walk: Early registration is just $25 ($30 day-of)

Volunteers are also needed! We’re looking for energetic individuals and organizations to provide great customer service to our 5K participants. Interested in helping with registration, monitoring along the course, handing out medals? We have a spot for everyone! https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/MI/Walker/KarnerBlueButterflyRun

Registration open January 1! Visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Walker/KarnerBlueButterflyRun

Questions? Give Lauren a call at (866) 223-2231 or email her at lross@michigannature.org.

Participants will receive a commemorative Karner Blue Butterfly Run t-shirt and a finisher medal! Prizes to the overall top male and female runners.

Packet pickup begins on race day at 9:30 am at Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave SW, Walker

**This event is part of the Race for Michigan Nature, a statewide series of Family Fun Runs & 5Ks stretching from Belle Isle in Detroit to Marquette in the U.P. Win a prize for participating in all 6 races! Learn more: https://www.michigannature.org/menus/race-for-michigan-nature-2019-schedule.html

Our races are endorsed by the Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Governor’s Council. They are offering the Pure Michigan FITness Series Challenge, where participants can win prizes after accruing points in running in events across Michigan.
To learn more: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Lansing/PureMichiganFITnessSeriesParticipationChallenge