Two branches of the Kalamazoo River coming together into one at the center of Albion and the river provides the perfect setting for Victory Park, one of Albion’s prized possessions. The Forks 5K coincides with Albion’s annual Festival of the Forks. Don’t just run on Friday night and skip town, instead, stay and enjoy wonderful food and music all day on Saturday during the Festival of the Forks.
Your Registration Does More Than Secure Your Spot…
When you register for a Run Albion event you are giving back to the Albion community. With the generous support of our sponsors, we are able to cover the cost of the entire series. Each registration fee is then used as a donation to a local nonprofit organization that provides course volunteers. In 2019 Run Albion donated nearly $3,000 across five different nonprofits. In fact, one donation made by Run Albion doubled the organizations operating budget for the entire year!
5K Run/Walk. The 5K is open to strollers and dogs. Kids Fun Run is free.
5k Special pricing: Students 18 and under $10 discount off entry fee. Applied automatically during checkout.
Check-In and On-Site Registration: 5PM – 6:15PM
Race Start: We're hoping to be able to return to a traditional single start time at 6:30 PM, but we reserve the right to modify the start time to a rolling start between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM due to the global pandemic. Event participants will be notified about the exact procedures of the start time prior to the event. 5:30 to 6:30PM.
This year, all participants will receive a finisher medal. Awards will also be given to the top 5 men and top 5 women overall for the in-person individual events. Points will be award to all Forks 5k participants which will be used in determining series awards.
When you participate in Run Albion events, you're eligible for series awards when you participate in two out of the three events. For detailed scoring information visit, runalbion.com
The race will be professionally chip timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and online at Playmakers.com.
If you cannot make the Run Albion series events in person, but you would still like to participate and support the local non-profits that are beneficiaries of Run Albion's proceeds, you can complete the Virtual Run Albion series! A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the rod, or the trail, or the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. All participants will receive a medal!
What: This is a virtual race, so you choose your own course and time yourself.
When: Complete your race any time on or before September 19, 2021. Medals will ship by October 4, 2021
Where: You choose the course and you time yourself. Text your results using the link provided when you signed up and that will be your official time.
Why: You want to participate because you love Albion as much as we do, you just can't always be in Albion in person.
Cost: The price is $25 and includes a finishers medal and the event swag.
Series Awards: Just as with our in-person event, we'll award overall series awards if you participate in 2 out of the 3 virtual events. It is important to note that if you participate in 1 in-person event and 2 virtual events, you'll be eligible for virtual series awards but if you participate in 2 in-person events and 1 virtual event, you'll be eligible for in-person series awards. Your points between the two different event types will not be combined, virtual points will go towards virtual overall series awards and in-person points will go towards in-person overall series awards.
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