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Run for the Trees / Happy Little (Virtual) 5K

Happy Little Virtual 5K

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No matter how you reach the finish line - walk, run or roll - you pick the pace and the place, as long as it's outdoors. You have between April 22-29, 2022 to complete it. For good measure, Earth Day and Arbor Day serve as bookends to this state parks-supporting race!

Race details

  • No matter how you reach the finish line – walk, run or roll – you pick the pace and the place, anywhere outdoors!
  • Complete your 5K – that's 3.1 miles! – between April 22 (Earth Day) and April 29 (Arbor Day).
  • It's an "honor system" event, so just tie up your shoes and enjoy!
  • Feel free to wear your Happy Little T-shirt and bib during your race; when you're done, proudly add the medal.

Race swag mailing

  • All participants should have received their Happy Little T-shirt, finisher's medal, commemorative bib number and shipping.

Proceeds

All proceeds support tree-planting and forest protection efforts (such as invasive plant and forest pest management and early detection surveys) in state parks and recreation areas, including locations affected by tree pests and diseases like emerald ash borer and oak wilt.

Get social, share photos

When posting about your adventure on social media, we encourage you to use #RunForTheTrees #BobRoss #HappyLittle5K #MiStateParks. Please share your photos on social or via email!

Happy Little Trees swag

Questions?

Please contact Michelle O'Kelly via email at OKellyM1@Michigan.gov.

Learn more about the Happy Little Trees program