register_online_buttonThe Great Bacon Run & Walk

Join us on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, for the second running of the Great Bacon 5K Run & Walk in Downtown Garden City, Michigan. The event will include an untimed one-half mile Fun Run for kids, a 5k Walk for adults, and a timed 5K Run for adults, with runners competing against others in their age group. All participants in this year’s 5K Bacon Run/Walk WILL RECEIVE a finisher medal, regardless of their end-time. The top three finishers in each age category, including overall, will still receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals.

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register_buttonThe Junior Bacon Fun Run

The Junior Bacon Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, starting at 9:00 am. Children 12 years and under are encouraged to participate. Each child will receive a participant medal.
Participant packets, including t-shirt and running bib, can be picked up on Thursday, June 2nd, from 12:00 to 8:00pm, and Friday, June 3rd from 11:00 am-2:00 pm, at the Parks and Recreation Office.

register_in_person_buttonRegister in Person

“Early bird registration for the Run/Walk is $30 until April 30, 2017. After that date, registration is $35 from May 1, 2017 thru June 2. Late registration is $40 on race day (June 3).” Kids ½ Mile Fun Run $10.00 (thru Jun 2) $12 (June 3 – Race Day)

be_a_volunteerWe Need Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help register participants and organize runners as needed, give water to the runners at your station, ensure no traffic is going past the cones, and to fill in where assistance is needed.

The Second Running of the Great Bacon Run & Walk

The 2017 Great Bacon Run & Walk is the second running of the 5K Bacon Run in Garden City. Sponsored jointly by the Garden City Public Library, Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Downtown Development Authority. The event will offer something for all ages and promises to be lots of fun. Following the event, free bacon samples will be available to paid participants. Bacon will be available for a nominal fee to others. /content_box]

For Kids

The Junior Bacon Fun Run kicks off at 9:30 am before the Great Bacon Run & Walk. Read more.


For Walkers

The 5K Walk follows the same route as the Great Bacon Run. Read more.


For Runners

The 2016 Great Bacon Run & Walk is the first-ever city-sponsored 5k event in Garden City. Read more.


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