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July 20, 2019

Friends of Fishtown 5 k

Join us for our 11th Annual Friends of Fishtown 5K!
Proceeds help preserve Fishtown.

Our beautiful course winds through Leland’s neighborhoods and along the Leland River, starting and finishing in the heart of Fishtown. Gradual climbs and descents make this an event for the serious runner or the whole family! Proceeds help us preserve and maintain the historical integrity of Fishtown, and ensure that it remains publicly accessible. 

• Corral Starting Line – Fastest runners at front
• RFID Chip Timing* – Timed by Endurance Evolution of Traverse City
• Qualified Race of the Traverse City Track Club’s Grand Prix Race Circuit


Online Registration – Feb 1 thru Wed, July 17 @ 11:59pm
$30 per participant – Feb 1-June 30**
$35 per participant – July 1-17 @ 11:59pm
In-Person/Late Registration
$35 per participant – Thur-Fri, July 18 and July 19, 10am-4pm (FPS office in Leland)
$35 per participant – Sat, July 20, day of race registration, takes place only in Fishtown*

*No refunds issued after June 20, 2019

Registration includes:
• Fishtown 5K athletic tee**
• Reusable water bottle
• Hydration stations throughout course
• Post-race refreshments
• The chance to win incredible race medals unique to Fishtown!
* You MUST be registered prior to 8:30am on race day to be chip timed.
** Registrations through Friday, June 30 will receive preferred t-shirt size.


Fishtown is a forever project that relies on community and donor support. 100% of Fishtown 5K proceeds help preserve and ensure that Fishtown remains here every day, for everyone. We greatly appreciate additional donations from our 5K friends—which you can make when checking out, on our website, or by mailing your check payable to Fishtown Preservation to PO Box 721, Leland, MI 49654. Thank you for your continued love and support of Fishtown!   


Register early to get your t-shirt size! Registrations through Friday, June 30 will receive preferred t-shirt size.** Sizes: Youth S or M (select Adult S for Youth L) and Adult S-M-L-XL-XXL (Note: Shirts are wicking and will not shrink). Those registering between July 1-20 will not be guaranteed their first size choice. Don't need a t-shirt? You can opt out and the cost of the t-shirt becomes an additional contribution to Fishtown Preservation.

NEW! Toddler T-shirts — When you register for the 5K, after choosing your t-shirt size, you now have the option to also purchase Fishtown 5K toddler t-shirts for an additional $20 each (3T, 4T, 5T). You need to be registered for the 5K to purchase the toddler t-shirts.
•  You can order up to 3 toddler t-shirts online. To order more or 
•  if you've have already registered and would like to purchase a toddler t-shirt,
please call 231-256-8878. 


• Friday, July 19, 2-6pm – Munnecke Room, Leland Library (203 E Cedar St. Leland, MI; entrance between the Library and the Leelanau Historical Museum/FPS Office) or....
• Saturday, July 20, in Fishtown before 8:30am—prior to race start


Our 11th Annual Fishtown 5K costume contest theme is "Run Like a Fish" — sponsored by Two Fish Gallery! In addition to our amazing 5K race medals, specific medals and prizes will be given for the best fish costumes and the first three fish to cross the finish line! (You must be registered for the race to win.) We also hope that many Fishtown 5K "Fish" will join us to run down Main Street in Leland's 4th of July parade! 


Our 5K race sponsorships offer your business, family or organization a great promotional opportunity while also helping preserve Fishtown. Click here for Sponsorship Packet. Contact Summer Meyer for more information: email or call 231-256-8878.

Thank you to our amazing 2019 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsorship  $2000 – Larkin Group / Auto Owners
Start 2 Finish Sponsorship $1500 – Open
Refresh Sponsorship $1500 – Northern Building Supply
Fish Sponsorship $1000 – Two Fish Gallery
Award Sponsorship $1000 – Sporck Tileart

Whitefish Sponsors  $500
9 Bean Rows
Falling Waters Lodge 
International Coffee Club of America
Leelanau Wine Storage
Leland Lodge
Leland Mercantile
Leland Yacht Club Foundation
Olson, Bzdok & Howard
Riverside Inn
Van's Garage

Chub Sponsors  $250
The Cove
Green Goodness
JenTees ~ Custom Logo Gear
Leelanau Books
Schaub Team Premier Realty

Adopt-A-Mile Sponsors  $125
Meggen Watt Photography

Custom Sponsorship  – It's up to you!

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