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Lory's Place 5K Run, Walk, & Rock

Saturday September 26th, 2020

Saint Joseph, MI

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About Lory's Place:
Since the opening of Lory’s Place bereavement programs in 2004, we have been honored to support over 40,000 children and adults after the death of a significant person. Our programs reach beyond our facility doors offering over 65 peer support groups in Allegan, Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties.

In 2019, with the support of our community, grief support was provided for 139 children and teens and 420 adults at our location. Twenty-three children engaged in Camp Lifetimes and 994 individuals in our community/school outreach groups.  We served 3,133 community contacts which includes immediate support following a crisis in a school or business, educational opportunities, and community collaborations.  Lory’s Place continually seeks opportunities to share our expertise and compassionate grief support. You can make a real difference!

About this Race:
This is the 16th anniversary of the Lory's Place Run, Walk and Rock to benefit Lory's Place, a Grief Healing and Education Center of Caring Circle, a Spectrum Health Lakeland.  Every year, Lory’s Place is honored and grateful for the community’s support of Run Walk Rock. All of the programs and services at Lory’s Place are available at no charge. That means that no child or adult is ever turned away because of an inability to pay. The children, adults, and families who are part of Lory’s Place join us in expressing deepest gratitude to you for supporting our mission of grief healing. 

Course Description:
The course will take runners and walkers through the Edgewater Development. Come and race beside sailboats in the marina, along the river, past Lake Michigan and its sandy beaches, down the historical brick streets of Ridgeway, and into parts of St. Joseph’s newest developments. All race events will begin and end at Lory’s Place in St. Joseph.  

8:30 a.m. - 5K Run and 5K Walk

Cost/Registration Dates:
*Sprinter - If registered by June 30                                                                                                                      $25

*Middle of the Pack - If registered from July 1 to August 31                                                                               $30
*Last Dash - If registered from September 1 to September 24 (not guaranteed to receive a t-shirt)               $35
*Back of the Pack - If Registered on May 25 or 26 (not guaranteed to receive a t-shirt)                                   $40
*If you registered After September 1st you are NOT guaranteed an event t-shirt. On Race Day you can check to see if there are any extras in your size to pick up one then.

Family/Group Rate:
Families or groups of four or more, receive $5 off each registration until September 24th.

Champions for Children Challenge:
Students, teachers, staff, and administrators are invited to represent their school in either the 5K walk or run! The school that has the most participants will receive the “Champions for Children” traveling trophy and a $500 check. You must indicate the school and/or grade you’re representing on the registration form to count towards this participation award. Please note the school on your registration in the area where it says "School Attending" if it is not on the list please include in the next question and it will be counted towards the school you listed.

To be guaranteed a t-shirt participants must register before September 1st.  After September 16th, you are not guaranteed a event t-shirt as noted on the registration form.

The top three age finishers in each run and walk category will receive an award. This years award will be a custom Lory's Place medal. NEW.....We will have the awards available for all winners to pick up following a brief closing ceremony.

Age Categories:
8 and under, 9-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, and 85+

Mac's Sports Timing for quick finish results.  Go to www.macssportstiming.com for complete results after the race.

Packet Pick Up Information:
Participants who pre-registered can pick up their race packets on Friday, September 25th, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Lory’s Place, 445 Upton Drive, St. Joseph, MI.  

Please park in the Whirlpool Tech Center parking lot located south of Momany Drive on Upton Drive.

Rocking Chair Sponsorship:
Requested donation of $150 per rocking chair may reflect gifts of an individual or a group. Rocker sponsors are invited to design their own dedication signs to hang on the rockers during the race. Rocker sponsorship's are due on or before September 1st.

Rocking Chair Raffle:
If you register by September 24th you will automatically be entered to win one of our signature white rocking chairs.

Race Distances

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Start Location

445 Upton Drive, Saint Joseph, MI

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