5th Annual McCoy's Creek Trail 5K Run & Walk

SWMI RACERS

Event Description


Join us for the 5th Annual McCoy's Creek Trail 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Event Details


  • Saturday, October 7, 2017
  • October 7 - Same Day Registration and Packet Pickup - 8:00 AM // 5K Run/Walk - 9:00 AM
  • Buchanan Common Park

About This Event


5th Annual McCoy's Creek Trail 5K Run/Walk


ONLINE REGISTRATION EXTENDED!

REGISTER BY 5 PM FRIDAY 10/06

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:00 am

Buchanan Common Park

Between Days Ave & Oak St, Buchanan, MI 49107

The 5th Annual McCoy's Creek Trail 5k Run and Walk is a family friendly event showcasing the McCoy's Creek Trail that runs directly through beautiful downtown Buchanan, Michigan. October is a beautiful time to be on the McCoy's Creek Trail and enjoying our great community.  Come and join us!

FEES:   15 and Over: $20 by 11:59 pm 9/24

                                   $25 by 5:00 pm 10/06

                                   $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 - Unisex Youth and Adult sizes (classic fit), as well as Ladies sizes (semi fitted).

SWMI RACERS members receive $5 Discount

The event is timed, using a web-based timing app. Finish times for all participants available online live at the event.

Proceeds from the 5th Annual McCoy's Creek Trail 5K Run/Walk benefit the perpetual maintenance of the McCoy's Creek Trail.


   

 

 


A RACERS RUN FOREST RUN OFF ROAD RACE SERIES QUALIFYING EVENT

Record a finish time at four qualifying events, and get this custom die cast medal. 

For more details, visit: www.swmiracers.org/off-road

   

In 2002 the Buchanan Area Recreation Board established a sub-committee known as "The Friends of the McCoy's Creek Trail". The BARB and Friends of the Trail realized there was a hidden jewel and natural resource within the community that deserved protection, preservation, and recreational development: McCoy's Creek. The headwater starts in Bertrand Township and meanders northeasterly through Buchanan Twp. and the marsh, fen, wetlands and prairies reaching the City of Buchanan. The Creek flows rapidly through the City to join the picturesque St. Joseph River. The River terminates at Lake Michigan. This little known creek is the only designated trout stream in SW Michigan. A trail along the creek would bring recreational opportunities to everyone!

Phase I was completed in 2008 with community support and fundraising. The trailhead of Phase I is located in the center of downtown on the Creek and moves northeasterly.

Phase II starts at the same trailhead on McCoy's Creek past the Tin Shop & Firehouse Park, south on Oak Street to Smith Street where it will follow an abandoned rail bed to connect with a 31 acre native prairie parcel where it loops around to come back. Phase II connects the wooded areas, the designated trout stream, the Buchanan Common containing Pears Mill, and the natural prairie located at the NW City boundary. This trail was developed and implemented leaving as much of the natural features as possible untouched.

Check out the newest additions to the Trail; the Fit Trail Exercise equipment.  Look for it from the Tin Shop and all along the paved Trail.    

 

 

 

 

Registration Details


Early Registration by 11:59 pm 9/25

Donation or Shirt Order All Ages $0.00 Open
5K Run Adults (15 and over) $20.00 Open
5K Walk Adults (15 and over) $20.00 Open
5K Run Youth (14 and under) $15.00 Open
5K Walk Youth (14 and under) $15.00 Open
5K Run w/Stroller Adults (15 and over) $20.00 Open
5K Walk w/Stroller Adults (15 and over) $20.00 Open

Late Registration by 5 pm 10/06

Donation or Shirt Order All Ages $0.00 Open
5K Run Adults (15 and over) $25.00 Open
5K Walk Adults (15 and over) $25.00 Open
5K Run Youth (14 and under) $15.00 Open
5K Walk Youth (14 and under) $15.00 Open
5K Run w/Stroller Adults (15 and over) $25.00 Open
5K Walk w/Stroller Adults (15 and over) $25.00 Open

Race Day

Donation or Shirt Order All Ages $0.00 Open
5K Run Adults (15 and over) $30.00 Open
5K Walk Adults (15 and over) $30.00 Open
5K Run Youth (14 and under) $15.00 Open
5K Walk Youth (14 and under) $15.00 Open
5K Run w/Stroller Adults (15 and over) $30.00 Open
5K Walk w/Stroller Adults (15 and over) $30.00 Open

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