Virtual 5K

  • No matter how you reach the finish line – walk, run or hike – you pick the pace and the place. Just be sure to complete your virtual 5K anywhere outdoors sometime between April 17-26. That’s 10 days including two full weekends and, for good measure, Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 24). For only $34 per person, your virtual race will make a real difference – all race proceeds (approximately $10 from each registration) will support tree-planting efforts at state parks throughout Michigan.

How Does It Work?

  • T-shirt, bib, medal

  • How / when

    No matter how you reach the finish line – walk, run or hike – you pick the pace and the place. Just be sure to complete your 5K (or 3.1 miles) between April 17-26. That’s 10 days including two full weekends and, for good measure, Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 24).

    Where

    We'd love for you to complete your 5K in Michigan's great outdoors; however, you are welcome to complete it anywhere outdoors.

    Mailed race packets

    You've earned it! All participants will be shipped a Happy Little Tree swag, including a race T-shirt, a commemorative bib and a medal. Packages will arrive in March and tracking details will be emailed to you via the U.S. Postal Service. 

    Note on race packets: Approximately 65% of race packets were mailed between March 12-23. In response to Gov. Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order, we are not able to continue packaging and shipping packets at this time. Please know that we are committed to making sure that you receive your orders as soon as possible.

    Proceeds

    All proceeds (approximately $10 from each registration) go toward planting Happy Little Trees in Michigan state parks.

    Helpful event info

    Completion of your 5K is based on the honor system, so you don’t have to officially report back in. 

    If you choose, we encourage you to wear your Happy Little T-shirt and commemorative bib while you're walking, running or hiking your 5K. Be sure to proudly wear your medal after completion.

    Registration details

    To be eligible, shipping addresses must be located somewhere in the continental U.S.

    The cost is $34 per person (plus a 2% processing fee).

    When you register, you'll be asked to provide your name, mailing and/or billing address and email address, plus the T-shirt sizes (small to adult 5XL) for yourself and any additional people you're registering.

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  • group of people running

Run with friends / 5K Meetups