The Great Bacon Run Was Just That – Great!
More than 300 runners and walkers took part in Garden City’s first-ever Great Bacon Run and hundreds more were there to cheer them on.
The fastest runner, Malik Jordan of Wayne, completed the course in 17:01, while the last walked crossed the finish line after an hour and seven minutes. The fastest woman was Lenna Kirby from Columbus, Ohio who clocked in at 22:10.
The kids got into the action, too, as they took part in the Junior Bacon Fun Run, Children 12 years and under raced a half-mile down Central to Maplewood and back. Each child received a participant medal.
Once the race was over, participants snacked on various bacon-flavored goodies, and the top-three winners in each age division were awarded bronze, silver and gold medals.
The Great Bacon Run was jointly sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority, Garden City Public Library, and the Department of Parks & Recreation.
Join us on Saturday, June 4th, 2016, for 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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The Junior Bacon Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 4th, starting at 9:30 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.
Participants are invited to register online for the event. Online registration closes June 1, 2016, at 11:00 pm. While registering online is the preferred method, participants may also sign up at the Parks and Recreation office, Monday – Friday, between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm (8:00 pm on Thursday), with cash or check only. Download the registration form.
Early bird registration for the Run/Walk is $25 until May 8, 2016. After that date, registration is $30 until May 31, 2016. Late registration is $35 from June 1, 2016, through race day.
Late registration is also available at packet pickup on Friday, June 3, 2016, from 11:00 pm until 2:00 pm, or on race day beginning at 8:30 am until 15 minutes prior to the event.
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. Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot.
Garden City’s First-Ever City-Sponsored 5k
The 2016 Great Bacon Run & Walk is the first ever city-sponsored 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. Check out our Bacon Vendors.