by Jill P
It’s that time of year again…time for fall fun runs, walks, and other great community events. What a great way to get your family active and support one of the great causes in our community.
We’ve tried to highlight as many runs and walks as possible, but we’re sure we haven’t spotted them all. Don’t see your family fun run or 5K on this list? Please submit to our Event Calendar here and we’ll add to our guide.
Note: you’ll want to visit the individual links to get more information on race times, registration costs & deadlines, participant information and more. We’ve listed the race name, date, location, and the cause that is benefitting from the race or walk.
LOCAL KIDS RUNS AND RACES FOR FALL 2015
Dirt in the Skirt 5K | September 19 | Stokes Homestead Farm Market in Grand Junction| Proceeds benefit CureSearch, a childhood cancer research organization.
.1K Run/Walk | September 26 | Downtown Kalamazoo Mall | Proceeds benefit Hospice Care of SW Michigan.
“Color Out” Cancer Childhood Cancer Walk | September 26 | Celery Flats in Portage | Proceeds will benefit life saving pediatric cancer research, palliative care and family programs within pediatric hospitals.
Kalamazoo Heart Walk | September 26 | Arcadia Festival site in Kalamazoo | Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.
Bronson Health Walk & Run | September 27 | Bronson Methodist Hospital parking lot at the corner of John and Lovell streets | Proceeds benefit Bronson Children’s Hospital.
Pumpkin Palooza | October 3 | Harvest Moon Acres in Gobles | Proceeds will benefit families of children with special needs through Parent to Parent of SW Michigan.
(photo courtesy of Kalamazoo County Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Council)
Super Hero Walk & 5K | October 3 | Celery Flats in Portage | Proceeds benefit Kalamazoo County Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Council.
United Way Kellogg Dig Em’ Dash | October 3 | One Kellogg Square in Battle Creek | Proceeds benefit the United Way.
Halloween Hustle 5K | October 24 | Camp Kidwell in Bloomingdale | Proceeds benefit Camp Kidwell.
Kids Pumpkin Run | October 31 | South Westnedge Park in Portage | Proceeds support the Jack-O’-Lantern 5k and 10k Trail Run and Kalamazoo Area Runners’.
Dirty Herd World Run Day Trail Run | November 8 | Trails of Pretty Lake Camp | Proceeds benefit Pretty Lake Vacation Camp.