Lumberjack Mile & 5K

Lumberjack Mile & 5K
Date Sep 2023 (TBD)
Distance 1mi, 5k
Course Type Road

Race Information

United Way's annual Lumberjack Mile & 5K takes place during Grand Rapids Riverfest, where participants are invited to dress up in their Lumberjack best to run, walk, or jog for a good cause. Runners of all ages and skill levels are welcome - whether you're chasing your personal best or out for a scenic stroll, you'll have a great time wearing flannel, getting active, and enjoying live music at the finish line!

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