Department of Natural Resources
No matter how you reach the finish line of this virtual race – walk, run or hike – you pick the pace and the place, as long as it's outdoors. You have between April 22-30, 2021 to complete it. For good measure, Earth Day and Arbor Day serve as bookends to this state parks-supporting race!
The 2021 event is capped at 20,000 participants.
For only $34 per person, your virtual 5K counts! All proceeds support Happy Little Tree-planting and preservation efforts in state parks.
This year, we're taking international registrations and providing a discount for groups of 10 or more. An additional $24 will be added per address (not per participant) to help with shipping costs. If you have a group of 10 or more and the packets are shipping to the same address, contact Michelle Coss for a special promotion code.
Everyone who participates will be shipped a keepsake Happy Little T-shirt, commemorative bib and finisher's medal featuring a real Bob Ross painting. We encourage you to wear your T-shirt and bib while completing your 5K. Be sure to proudly wear your medal after completion.
Your race packet will be sent to you via the U.S. Postal Service prior to April 22, 2021. Tracking details will be emailed to you via the United States Postal Service.
When posting about the event on social media, we encourage you to use #RunForTheTrees #BobRoss #HappyLittle5K #MiStateParks