CONGRATS TO THE 2012 HART HEALTHY LABOR DAY 5K, Youth 1M, and Bridge Walk Finishers!
2013 Event Schedule – September 2, 2013
8:00am – 1 Mile Youth Run (timed ) $20/$25 download 1M Map
8:30am – 5K run/walk (timed) $12/$17 download 5K Map
8:45am- 2.2 Mile Bridge Walk (not timed) FREE or $10/$15 w/ T-Shirt download Bridge Walk Map
*Tech shirt upgrades available for $5
Race day check in and registration will begin at 6:00AM
Online registration will close on Friday August 31st at 12:00pm. Event day registration will begin at 7:30AM at the Hart Commons.
Where is the race? download Parking Map
All of our events begin in front of the Hart Main Street Office in downtown Hart, Michigan. Hart is a small, beautifully historic town in northwestern Michigan about 10 miles east of Lake Michigan. If you’re using GPS, you may use our address: 49 South State Street, Hart, Michigan 49420. I’d suggest coming up State Street from the south, as parts of the road may be closed for the events.
New This Year: Per the recommendation of our 2011 participants, we have certified the course through the USA Track & Field Association.
The race begins with a nice downhill run towards the first bridge over Hart Lake. As hills generally do, this one next goes up, and into a newer residential neighborhood along the north side of Hart Lake. You’ll soon turn south (and downhill) and pass over the second bridge where the river turns into Hart Lake. Up ahead, you’ll turn west and re-enter the Hart city limits, heading for John Gurney Park. The route goes through the campground (get reservations early if you plan on staying here for the Labor Day weekend) where you’ll be warmly greeted by the campers and the beautifully wooded scenery. You’ll briefly follow the lake’s shore, then move up into an older neighborhood of the city towards the Hart Historic District. Arriving in the Historic District, you’ll enjoy the feel of grass under your feet as you pass by the old schoolhouse and pavilion. The last mile is relatively flat; you’ll pass by older homes as you head towards the finish line…which is nicely preceded by a gentle downhill slope.
The race divisions are 10 & under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 plus. Top male and female racers will receive custom trophies. Top three males and females in each age division will receive awards. Cool souvenir race “T” shirt are included in the registration fee.
The Youth 1 mile
We again feature a 1 mile fun run for those aged 4 to 14. This race starts at 9 a.m. and stays on the streets of northern Hart, forming a large rectangle to return to the start. The age divisions here are 4-7, 8-11, and 12-14. There will be no gender separations. Winners in their divisions will receive trophies. “T’s” included here, too.
The Bridge Walk
If you’d rather not be timed and would enjoy a slightly shorter distance, participate in the Bridge Walk and enjoy a nice saunter around Hart Lake. This leisurely 2.2 mile stroll is usually led by local leaders like our congressman and mayor. Enjoy the scenery and the companionship as you indulge in a bit of exercise. The group will meet after the last of the 5k runners have left the immediate area. Race “T” shirt is an extra cost option.
Sponsor the 5K and receive name or logo on the T-Shirt! Email email@example.com to find out more about sponsorship opportunities.