Join us for the 2nd Annual Berrien County Strong 5K Memorial Run/Walk on Sunday September 10, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
September 10 - Same Day Registration and Packet Pickup - 12:00 PM // 5K Run/Walk - 2:00 PM
Lake Michigan College
2755 E Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor MI 49022
About This Event
2nd Annual Berrien County Strong 5K
Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Lake Michigan College Napier Campus
Benton Harbor MI 49022
Run or walk a combined course of grass, trails and streets in and around the Lake Michigan College Napier Campus, and show your support of law enforcement in Berrien County.
FEES: 15 and Over: $20 by 11:59 pm 8/31
$25 by noon 9/08
$30 Race Day
14 and under: $15 through Race Day
Paid registrations include a short sleeve event t-shirt and refreshments at the finish line.
No charge for participants pushed or pulled in strollers, wheelchairs, wagons, etc
Shirts available for purchase
SWMI RACERS members receive $5 Discount
In 2016, SWMI RACERS was asked to organize the Berrien County Strong 5K Memorial Run/Walk to show support and honor the lives of Joe Zangaro and Ron Kienzle. Hundreds of people attended the event on Sunday, September 11 to run, walk, volunteer or just be present and show their support.
After hearing comments from the crowd, we asked if this should be an annual event, and the crowd responded YES! The overwhelming majority was to again hold the event on a Sunday, and the date of Sunday, September 10, 2017 was announced that afternoon.
Through race registrations, t-shirt sales and sponsor donations, $10,130 was raised. Expenses for shirts, timing, fruit, water and portable toilets totaled $3,591.98, which left a total of $6,538.32 in proceeds. SWMI RACERS rounded up the difference, and presented a check to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department in the amount of $6,600 to be used toward the purchase of Level 3 Security Holsters.
SWMI RACERS and the Berrien County Strong 5K is not affiliated with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department. The event is a way for our community to show support for the men and women who serve and protect residents every day, with money raised staying right here in Berrien County.
Proceeds from the 2nd Annual Berrien County Strong 5K will be donated toward the purchase of body cams for officers.
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.
See map below for parking, and enter from Yore Avenue. Same day packet pick up is available Sunday September 10 from 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm.
Red represents the Run/Walk route. Blue arrows represent how to enter the LMC Campus on Yore Avenue.