Department of Natural Resources
Event Update: Due to Covid 19 and high water the event will be held as a virtual event where participants can chose their favorite place to run or walk anytime from Aug 1 through Aug.8. The fee for the Virtual event is $10. Registration for the race is available online at runsignup.com or simlpy show your support for COVE and make a donation. For updates or addtional information visit COVES Facebook Page.
Join use for this fun event that supports COVE a group that provides shelter, protection and advocacy to all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as to educate the communities on the root cause of violence. The COVE 5K Run/Walk and 10K run begins and ends at Charles Mears State Park. All races will be officially timed by RunSignUp. Finishing medals will be awarded to all participants. The 5K Run/Walk route includes a combination of pavement, dirt road, with a 1/2 mile on the beach. Participants may get their feet wet due to the high water level in Lake Michigan. The 10K Run will also include a combination of pavement with 2 1/2 miles on the beach dependent on the water level of Lake Michigan. The COVE Beach Walk/Run is a unique opportunity for participants to run along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The fee will be $25 for all races if registered by July 27, 2020. Late registration will be $30 after July 27. Registration will also be available the day of the race at the park for $30. This is a pet-free race due to animals being restricted on sections of the beach used for the route. We ask that participants be respectful and follow all state park rules. For more information, please contact Lynne Cavazos.
Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.