Grit Your Grief 5K

Saginaw, MI

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The Children's Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region's
2nd Annual "Grit Your Grief 5K Run/Walk" Fundraiser
May 7th-21st: Virtual 5K Race
May 14th: Live 5K Race Event at Saginaw’s Ojibway Island, starting at 8:00 am

This is a Great Lakes Bay Regional event, with all proceeds directly benefiting ALL of the children and families that the Children's Grief Center serves in Midland, Bay City, and Saginaw as well as supporting the onsite school grief groups throughout the region.

Saturday, May 7th to Saturday, May 21st runners and walkers can participate in a Virtual 5K Race at their convenience!  Participants choose when and where they run or walk their 5k routes, when completed times can be submitted to (Link to submit time) to be included in the 2nd Annual Grit Your Grief 5K Run/Walk results.

Saturday, May 14th runners and walkers are invited to Saginaw’s Ojibway Island to participant in a LIVE 5k Race Event, yup we said it, it is going to be an EVENT!

TIMED 5K Race start time -- 8:00 AM

$35 Early Bird Registration by April 13th

$45 Registration After April 14th

UNTIMED 5K Race start time -- 9:00 AM

$35 Early Bird Registration by April 13th

$45 Registration After April 14th

Kids’ Color Fun Run start time – 10:00 AM

Registration is just $6 for kids 12 & under and

includes a white Grit Your Grief Fun Run T-shirt that will be

guaranteed covered in bright fun colors after running the kids color fun run!


Registration Deadline Details: 

Virtual and Live 5K Races:

$35.00 Early Bird Registration ends on Wednesday, April 13th.

  • Virtual race participants who register before April 13th are guaranteed a Race T-shirt and medal by the virtual race timeframe.

Live 5K Races:

$45.00 Registration ends on Saturday, May 14th

  • Day of event registration for Timed and Untimed races will be available if needed; with no guarantee of Race T-shirt and Medal.

Virtual 5K Race:

$45.00 Registration end on Saturday, May 21st

  • Virtual race participants who register after Friday, April 22nd are not guaranteed to receive Race T-shirt and Medal prior to virtual race timeframe.

Packet Pickup Times and Locations:

Virtual Race Participants:

  • Children’s Grief Center Office: 4708 James Savage Rd, Midland, MI 48642
    • Monday – Friday: May 2nd - May 20th
    • 9:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Delivery Available—Participant responsible for all shipping and handling fees.

Live Race Participants:

  • Ojibway Island -- 121 Ezra Rust Drive Saginaw, MI US 48601
    • Saturday May 14th
    • Starting at 7:15 AM

Running, walking, or just want to support the cause-- Memorial Signs are available for purchase and displayed along the race route the day of the event; for just $50 you can purchase a Memorial Sign to feature your loved one to be seen by all race participants.

We are grateful for our amazing Great Lakes Bay Region communities and look forward to having you participate in this wonderful event. In the words of Dr. Seuss, "To the World You May be One Person and to One Person You May be the World". Thank you for being the World to us!

COVID-19 guidelines for the state of Michigan will be followed and details are included in the waiver required when registering. 


When & Where

May 14, 2022


8:00 AM

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