Clare Irish Festival Road Race March 16, 2019

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 11:43 am

The race features a 5K Run, 10K Run, and 2 Mile Walk.  The 10K Run will start at 9:00am, the 5K run will start at 9:05am, and the 2 Mile walk will begin at 9:15am.  All races will feature chip timing for both the start and the finish.  The start/finish line is in front of Clare High School.  T-Shirts are limited to the first 700 participants to sign up, and each participant in the 5K, 10K, or 2 Mile walk will also receive a free pancake breakfast. 

Early packet pick-up and registration is from 6:00-8:00pm at the Clare High School Cafeteria on Friday, March 15th, 2019 . Please enter through the High School cafeteria doors.  Race day registration begins at 7:15am and ends at 8:45am on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at Clare High School in Clare, MI.  Registration will end promptly at 8:45am to ensure a 9:00am start.

Online Registration on this website will end at 2pm on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019.  After that point- all registration will need to occur in person at either the early packet pick-up/registration on Friday, March 15th or on the morning of the race on Saturday, March 16th.  Participants who pre-register by 3/9/19 will receive a reduced rate of $20.  The entry fee will be $25 after 3/9/19.

A free Kid’s Run will take place at 10:45am, with ages 0-7 running 1/4 mile and ages 8-13 running 1/2 mile.  Registration will take place from 7:15-8:45am on Saturday, March 16th.  The kids will gather in the Clare High School lobby between 10:15-10:30am.  The Ages 0-7 Fun Run will begin at 10:45am and the Fun Run for ages 8-13 will follow shortly after.  There may only be one combined Kids’ Run with all ages competing in the same race, if the number of kids that sign up is small enough. There is no early sign up for the Kids Run online or on Friday. 

Extra Information:  Changing Facilities are available at Clare High School.  No time will be recorded for participants who choose to walk the 10K Run.  No refunds will be issued.  Participants may not run with dogs.  Participants may run with baby strollers, but will be asked to start near the back of the start line for safety precautions.  Extra banquet tickets for non-participants may be purchased in the Clare High School cafteria on the morning of the race for $5.  Breakfast in the cafeteria will close at 11am. 

This race has been endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical, Fitness, Health, and Sport.

A big thank you goes out to our race sponsors:  Northern Dry Bulk, MidMichigan Health, Mercantile Bank, Clare Family Fitness, Clare Hometown Chiropractic, Jay’s Sporting Goods, J.T. Bakers of Clare, Subway of Clare, and Owens Water.

For more information, please contact the race directors at the information listed below.  E-mails will receive quicker responses. 

Kyle McKown  kmckown@clare.k12.mi.us (517) 581-0810 or

Adam Burhans aburhans@clare.k12.mi.us (989) 400-2130

Additional information about the Clare Irish Festival may be viewed at https://www.claremichigan.com/irish-festival/

Please visit and like our Clare Irish Festival Road Race at: 

https://www.facebook.com/Clare-Irish-Festival-Road-Race-1010545789057616/

Go For Red 5K Run/Walk Saturday, February, 9 2019

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 3:59 pm

February is Heart Disease Awareness month. There are 1.5 million heart attacks in America every year and 500,000 deaths. Grab your family and friends and come out to Aliera Healthcare Go For Red 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness of heart disease. The proceeds will provide free heart and health screenings for residents across Metro Atlanta at Emory Healthcare and to raise awareness of heart disease. Babies in strollers, Pets on leashes, and Walkers are welcome. Sponsorship and Volunteer opportunites are available. Contact Info: E| cbf@mycbf.org, P| (478) 444-9781, W| http://mycbf.org.

Sponsors are Big Peach Running CO, Geiger, Parian Law Firm and Road ID

2019 Run to Home Base

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 3:55 pm

The 2019 Run to Home Base Florida honors and supports Southwest Florida Veterans and their Families. All proceeds from this event will go directly to Home Base’s Southwest Florida initiatives, including our Warrior Health and Fitness Program and the two-week Intensive Clinical Program.

Participants can choose from a 5K run/walk, a 1 Mile walk and a 100-yard kids’ dash. Fundraising is optional. All participants will receive a race medal, photos at Home Plate & the Finish line, Race T-Shirt (Performance Tech) and complimentary beverage at the Post-Race Party, courtesy of Fort Myers Brewing Company!

34th Annual Tulip Run Date: Saturday, April 6th

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 3:49 pm

2019 marks the 34th running of the Tulip Run and over the years the race and distances has changed with the times.  Originally it was a 10K and 2.5 mile race and was changed to a 2 and 5 mile race once it moved to the Port of Skagit.  Due to loss of trails, we have changed the 5 mile race to a 10K and the 2 mile race returns to its original configuration.

The Tulip Run is a relative flat and fast rural course at the Skagit Regional Airport. The 10K course actually starts with a half mile downhill on Higgins Airport Way which means you will repeat that route on trail coming up the slight incline.  The two mile is totally flat! The start and finish lines for the race is located at Van Zyverden Bulb, 12035 Higgins Aiport Way. The 10K course consist of mostly hard packed gravel trails with a small portion being on the road where as the two mile will be about half road, half trail.  Unless directed, runners will run to the right side of the road until coming to a volunteer to assist with the road crossing.  The course will be clearly marked and monitors will be at all intersections. Due to the course restrictions, participants must finish within 2 hours. The weather on race day is typically nice and cool. Please dress appropriately.

When returning to the warehouse where their will be food and drinks (please bring your water bottles…..no cups at warehouse!), please stay to the right of Higgins Airport Way and 2 milers are to take the trail to avoid the 10K crossing Higgins onto the trail at Watertank (finish area).

Be mindful of traffic when crossing Peterson Road back to the warehouse.  Watch for turning traffic from Higgins Airport Way.  Peterson has a stop sign.

Chasing Unicorns 5K/Kids Run Sunday, February 17, 2019 8:00 AM (GMT-7)

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Chasing Unicorns 5K/Kids Run” is a run/walk to benefit Team RWB, a veteran support organization.

Their mission is enriching the lives of veterans by engaging them in physical and social activities along with civilians. Anyone can become a member at TeamRWB.org.

All finishers receive a fuzzy unicorn award and lapel pin. No packet pickup is necessary! Check in starts at 6:30 am on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

The park is located at 2100 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ 85201. Please follow the map posted on RunYourRaceAZ.com.

The course is on the Rio Salado Bike Pathway, along the North side of the park and through the tunnel. Parking is in the Yellow parking lot.

The 5K race is scheduled to start at 8:00 am, so please arrive early! The race is chip timed with age group awards. Your finisher medal will be awarded after the run and water, snacks and popsicles will be provided.

Kids 1 Mile Run: Arrive between 9 – 9:45 am for check in. Start time will be 10 am. Kids may run 1 mile or less to earn their medal. (No timing or awards)

2019 I Just Want to Be A Unicorn

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 3:26 pm

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a big fancy word for a brain stem tumor. There is no cure for DIPG and normally effects children. Children typically live 4 to 9 months after diagnosis. This is an inoperable tumor that can easily go undetected. With DIPG, parents watch their children suffer, and try to live the best life possible.  This 5k and fun walk will help to raise funds for a DIPG family’s living expenses while treatment is being undergone.  It will also help their parents to be able to spend the time they need with their children.  

We will have a chip timed 5k and untimed fun walk, with all proceeds going to the family expenses fund.  Let your day be magical as you help to promote and support this fund hosted by the Julia Barbara Foundation.  This fund helps families that are affected take the time to spend with their families without worrying about bills.  We will have crafts for kiddos and adults alike! 

Awards go to Top 3 Male and Female overall with awards in 10 year age increments for adults: 8 and under, 9-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. 

The route takes place at the Cherokee Greenway located off Alcoa Hwy, just southwest of UT.  The route features a loop with an out and back on the scenic greenway.