Register for the 5k, 10k or Kids Fun Run here!Register!
Online registration begins April 26, 2013 at 6AM and ends on October 24, 2013 at 12PM (noon).
Kids' Fun Run 9:45am
This FUN RUN around the Alger Middle School grounds is a great time for kids to enjoy healthy activity and for their families to cheer them on. All registered participants will receive an official race number and a finisher’s award. This KIDS’ FUN RUN is
FREE, unless the participant would like a t-shirt, then the cost is $6 when registering.
All race participants are encouraged to race in costume to celebrate the festive holiday AND are eligible for the costume contest.
(Kids, age 12 and under, do not have to be registered in a race to participate in the costume contest).
Costume Contest Awards (1st and 2nd place in each category)
Kids (12 and younger):
1. Best Character (movie, superhero, princess, etc.)
2. Best Group costume (2 or more)
3. Best animal/bug
1. Most unique
2. Best Duo
3. Best Group (3 or more)
Family: Adult and Child combo
Alger Heights 5K is proud to partner with these great local organizations that promote the City of Grand Rapids and the health of its people, young to old. Please visit their websites and Facebook pages to find out ways that you can also get involved.
- "It was my first 5K and it was so much fun! It was such a great way to start running 5Ks and so encouraging to have people on every street encouraging you on, even though they don't know you. I loved the costume aspect too - it created such a fun, laid back, and casual atmosphere for a nervous first time runner. Check out the following link with a story regarding this year's 5K: http://ilikegiving.com/story/4eb2d8b35c34crn"~
- "What a great race. My first 5K (and my daughter's as well)! We had so much fun. We'll be back next year.This is a great run, The spectators are awesome. Really like that the people in the neighborhood stand on there porches, driveways, yards, windows etc.. to cheer you on. Even if they don't know you they cheer you on. It's awesome, hope you show them some love with a mailing or something."~
- "I think you guys do a great job with this. As a fellow race director, I know how hard it can be to make everyone happy and keep things moving smoothly - but I really enjoy this race. Keep it up!!"~
- "Awesome race! I have participated every year and love that its grown in size."~
- "We had 3 generations of family running. What fun!"~
- "The most fun 5k we have ever done. I already have other family members wanting to do it with us next year. AWESOME RACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"~