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Leapin' Leprechaun 5K - March 16thLeapin' Leprechaun 5K

Grab your green and throw on those lucky socks for the 9th annual Fifth Third Bank Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K foot race! Join us Saturday, March 16th at 9 am in Traverse City’s Warehouse District and sport your GREEN. Proceeds from the race will go to the Munson Healthcare Foundation in support of their new Family Birth and Children’s Center that will serve all of Northern Michigan.

Don’t forget to stick around for the Post Race Party at Workshop Brewing Company! Each racer will receive a commemorative t-shirt, accurate timing and results, medals for top finishers, prizes for best Irish costume, and a complimentary beverage.

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Big Little Hero Race - April 20th

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This is a superhero-themed race! Please come wearing your favorite superhero costume. The fun run is free, and there are prizes for all children who participate. NMC's College for Kids will sponsor the fun run so that every child that participates will receive a cape!  After the event join us on NMC's Main Campus for the awards ceremony, prizes and fun events for kids of all ages. We will have face painting, balloon animals and more! All proceeds of this event will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan.

Every child needs a hero, and you can help us find them one by racing in this fun event. It is a chip timed race by Endurance Evolution. The one-mile fun run starts at 9:00 a.m., the 5K and 10K start at 9:30 a.m. The race route winds around Northwestern Michigan College's Main Campus and out Old Mission Peninsula. To qualify for the student rate you will need to bring your student ID to the packet pickup.


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Run for the Arts - May 4thInterlochen 5K for the Arts

On May 4, 2019, join Interlochen Center for the Arts for the
first-ever Run for the Arts. This 5K run/walk is designed to give
participants of all ages a chance to experience live music and art as
they make their way through some of the most scenic locations on
Interlochen's historic 1,200-acre campus on accommodating paved and
unpaved trails.

Registrants will receive a t-shirt, and are encouraged to take in the
menagerie of performances and art on display from the students and
faculty of Interlochen Arts Academy. Registration proceeds support
student scholarships, so every step you take makes a difference in a
young artist's life. More information will be made available as we
approach the event date.

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Events in NW Michigan


Leapin' Leprechaun 5K

March 16, 2019


Big Little Hero Race

April 13, 2019


Interlochen Run for the Arts

May 4, 2019


Stars, Stripes & Splatter 5K

June 30, 2019