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Freeland SportsZone5690 Midland Rd. Freeland, MI 48623
United Financial Credit Union is once again proud to present the 11th Annual Freeland Walleye Festival Race for 2020! Join up to 200 participants on site or in a virtual capcacity in running and/or walking USATF sanctioned 10k and 5k Freeland Rail Trail/road courses. The Walleye Fest race take place on a Sunday morning with the 10K and 5K events being separated so runners may participate in BOTH events if desired. Included with entry:
Awesome custom finisher medals
Race bib with coupon for one free apple cider or cider doughnut from Bayne’s Apple Valley Farm
Free online finisher photograph
Up to 100 runners will be able to participate in the Lunker 9.3 (6.2 mile and 3.1 mile combined distances) where they’ll run in both the 10K and 5K events at a registration rate less than should they register for both races individually. The events will begin at different times on race day to allow for participation in both. Lunker 9.3 participants will receive a second medal signifying their accomplishment and a long sleeved tech shirt in place of the cotton blend t-shirt.
This race, originally organized as part of the annual Freeland Walleye Festival through a joint effort between United Financial Credit Union, TriToFinish, Walleye Festival Organizers and Tittabawassee Township, has proceeds being placed back into the Freeland community through the Freeland Lions Club, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Date: August 30, 2020
10K start will begin at 8AM with a deadline for start of 9AM*
5K start will begin at 10:30AM with a deadline for start of 12:30PM**
*All 10K runners must finish before cutoff of 10:30AM
**All 5K runners must finish by cutoff of 1:30PM
Location: Freeland SportsZone
Address: 5690 Midland Rd, Freeland, MI 48623
Event details and schedule
Due to pandemic, we have to make a few changes to this year’s makeup Walleye Fest Race. We are limited to 200 on-site registrations and will be incorporating a “rolling start” methodology to racing that involves chipped start and finish times. We will do our best to put on a SAFE event with packet pickup taking place outside with increased pickup hours on both Saturday and Sunday. Should this event be cancelled for any reason, ALL registrations will automatically be moved to a virtual format and a packet pickup process will be put in place. There will be no refunds. We hope you all understand that we are working through this pandemic and adapting as best we can. We LOVE putting on safe, fun races and we can’t wait to see you all out there finishing them again. Hope to see you August 30th!Packet Pickup and Late Registration:
Saturday, August 29th, 2:00PM-7:00PM at Bayne’s Apple Valley, 5395 Midland Rd, Freeland, MI
Sunday, August 30th, 2020 from 7:30AM-1:15PM behind Freeland SportsZone
NOTE: Active.com charges a nominal fee to participants when registering. We just don’t want you to be surprised when you go to register online!
NOTE: PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT LADIES CUT SHIRTS GENERALLY RUN SMALLER THAN STANDARD UNISEX T-SHIRTS AS THEY ARE DESIGNED TO BE SOMEWHAT FORM FITTING. LADIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ORDER LADIES CUT SHIRTS BUT MAY ORDER UNISEX SHIRT INSTEAD. PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE THE SIZE AND TYPE SHIRTS ORDERED. EXCHANGES WILL BE UNAVAILABLE.
Event-specific t-shirts are guaranteed ONLY to those who register online before midnight on Sunday, August 23rd! These shirts are of high quality and will be available in unisex, ladies cut, or youth sizes. All participants who register after that date/time will be provided with a TriToFinish t-shirt if event-specific shirts are unavailable on site.