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  • Inspire All Virtual 5k - Run, Bike, SUP, Walk - Move So Everyone Can!

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    Name: Inspire All Virtual 5k - Run, Bike, SUP, Walk - Move So Everyone Can!
    Date: September 22, 2020
    Event Description:
    The mParks (Michigan Parks and Recreation) Foundation is hosting a Virtual 5K (3.1 miles), the month of September, to raise funds along with our community partners to provide accessible recreation opportunities for parks and programs. (You can run, walk, skateboard, SUP, bike, surf, handcycle or swim a 5K anytime during the month of September).

    mParks is committed to providing parks and recreation matter; that they improve quality of life and contribute enormously to our economy. mParks provides advocacy, resources, and professional development opportunities to a devoted and diverse membership of park and recreation agencies, professionals, vendors, and advocates.

    The mParks Foundation was establish in 2002 to provide funding for accessible recreation and education.

    The mParks Foundation has donated more than $3,000,000 to Michigan communities to build accessible playground and waterparks. We have donated hunting blinds on public lands, have made it possible for people in wheelchairs to get to the water when they are at the beach and have paid for lifts for people to get in and out of boats at our State Parks.

    It is our goal to make recreation available to all Michigan citizens, regardless of ability. Each of our partnering communities has a specific project or program that the monies raised will go towards.

    Thank you for helping us move Michigan forward as one of the top states for accessible recreation.

    What is a Virtual Race?
    A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Your medal will be shipped directly to you.

    Participants Will Receive:
    • Participation Medal
    • T-Shirt
    • Healthier Body
    Extra Incentives for Raising More Funds
    • If the runner raises $250: Sweatshirt
    You Pick!
    Date/Time Information:
    All Month-Long in September
    Contact Information:
    Cost for Participants
    • $33 each (plus the processing fee)
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  • Places to Stay

    Country Inn & Suites

    15344 Waldron Way
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center

    1005 Perry Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Hampton Inn & Suites

    15320 Waldron Way 
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Quality Inn & Suites

    1705 S. State St.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Super 8 Motel

    845 Water Tower Rd.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    The Hideaway

    11969 Tullymore Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    The Inn at St. Ives

    9940 St. Ives Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    Morley Motel 

    2097 Northland Dr.
    Morley, MI 49336
    (231) 856-7820