Run or Walk to help the young people of Southwest Michigan be the very best they can be.
Some of the proceeds will go to the Blossomtime Festival Scholarship Fund which was set up to give financial support to the young men and women of our community to further their education and pursue their dreams. Blossometime Festival will award over $20,000 in scholarships in 2019.
We stand behind 113 years of tradition, community service, honoring the values set before us, and celebrating our beautiful and prosperous farms, fruit orchards and the agriculture that puts Southwest Michigan on the map.
You’re supporting the hopes and dreams and the future of Southwest Michigan with every step!
New to the 40th Edition of the Run for the Buds
- Hammer Nutrition providing Heed and Gels for Fuel as well as Fizz for electrolyte replenishment
- Red Coach Donuts will be providing donuts at the finish line
- My Team Triumph will be present giving a chance for those who cannot do a 5k on their own to finish the 5k in the style of a chariot
- Increased interactivity, we will have speakers and presenters presenting topics on race and training hydration to sports injury prevention
2019 Sponsors: Please support our sponsors for all they do to help Blossomtime Festival in their mission of brining the dreams of higher education for our local young men and women to a reality.
Hammer Nutrition - We're excited to announce Hammer Nutrition as a sponsor for this year's event. Hammer Nutrition endurance fuels will be on the course at Run for the Buds! Available Locally at Tri-ing For Life at 3664 Niles Road in St. Joe.
o Spectrum Health Lakeland
o Starks Family Funeral Homes
o Tri-ing for Life
o Orange Mud
o Lazer Graphics
o Alliance Beverage Distributing
o Rogers Foodland
o Silver Harbor Brewing Company
o Twin City Awards & Trophies
o North Pier Brewing Company
o North Shore Inn
o Pepsi Distribution Company
o Red Coach Donuts
o Art & Image Signs
Event details and schedule
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:30 am
Main and Ship Streets, St. Joseph MI 49085
(Times and locations subject to change - notifications will be sent via email.)
Day Before Race (Friday May 3rd)
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Packet Pick-up at Silver Harbor Brewing Company - 721 Pleasant St in St Joe.
Race Day Schedule:
8:30 am through 9:30 am - On Site Registration
9:00 am through 10:15 am - Orange Mud Product Demos (Can check out a hyrdration pack for the race)
10:15 am - My Team Triumph Start
10:30 am - Race Start
11:00 am to 11:15 am - Orange Mud Presentation on Race and Training Hyrdration
11:15 am to 11:30 am - My Team Triumph Presention on their mission and how to become a Captain or help out as an Angel.
11:30 am - Awards ceromony
Run for the Buds is a chip-timed 5K Run/Walk along the Grand Floral Parade route.
The route starts and finishes in St. Joseph. The 5K route is an out and back course following Main Street in Benton Harbor.
Parking is available at the Berrien County Courthouse on the corner of Main and Port Streets.
Tri-ing For Life