July 31, 2020- Friday

VIRTUAL - Why We Run Trails


  • Start Time : 6:30 pm


  • Location is anywhere!
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  • 5K : TRAIL RUN
  • 10K : TRAIL RUN


  • Pricing: $20 for the 5k and $25 for the 10K!


“Why We Run Trails” has officially gone virtual! We will not cancel! This is a great race and we want to be there for you in 2021. But right now, the Y needs you more than ever. If you're stuck in the world of virtual races - realize that all proceeds go back to supporting your local YMCA and the great programs serving our community. Runners will have from July 15th- Aug 15th to complete this race. Now that it's virtual, this race can be run anywhere at any time, but due to the nature of the original course - we highly encourage runners to head to the Ionia State Park where the race would normally be and run the course marked below. Trail running shoes are not necessary - but not discouraged. X Country cleats are also acceptable - but there are a few VERY SHORT road crossings on asphalt. If you actually run the State Park Course, please post your time on runsignup and see where you would've finished!! Additionally, take a pic of running with a watch time, and post to social media! The first 100 signups receive a cool finisher's medal and water bottle. Pickup instructions will be mailed to registrants. Depending on the year - mosquito repellent is not a bad idea! Additionally - there is a beautiful lake with swimming access - bring your suit so you have the ability to "jump in the lake" and cool off when done! Cross country runners and coaches: This is a GREAT pre-season race and has been attended by both high school and collegiate racers in the past 8 years. Teams are welcome!!

Our drawing for the GR 1/2 and full marathon will return next year when all races are running.

As always, all race proceeds go back to our Annual Campaign to help promote health and wellness for EVERYONE - and most specifically - to our 3rd grade water safety program helping all Ionia County children recognize the value of safe water behaviors!

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