Chili Hop 5K Trail Run/Walk

10th Annual Chili Hop Run/Walk
Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Watervliet Municipal Airport, 8560 Airport Drive, Watervliet, MI 49098
New in 2019…
NEW DATE: Over the past few years, mid-October weather conditions turned this event into a cold, wet, mud-run with few if any planes able to land. For our 10th Annual event, we moved up the event by one month to Sunday, September 15.
NEW TIME: By moving up the date, we’re moving up the start time to 9:00 am!
NEW BENEFIT PARTNER: To encourage some healthy school rivalry, we’ll award a portion of the proceeds to the school with the highest number student participation!

Students 17 & Under pay only $15

When registering, indicate which school you attend

During the race, we’ll determine the schools with the highest number of students participating.

A minimum of $300 will be donated to local school Athletic Departments: $150 to the top school, followed by $100 and $50 to the first and second runners up. The donation amount may increase with the number of race participants.

NEW ROUTES: Let’s face it, some people just don’t enjoy running or walking on grass, especially wet grass! So this year we’re offering some options. Participants can choose from a shorter route that is mainly paved streets, or a longer one that is a mix of streets, mown grass, and trails.
NEW DISTANCES: Along with a change in routes, we are offering two distance and timing options.
Getting tired of the same old 5K distance? Try something new with our Timed 4 Miler Run/Walk

This event distance starts out with two miles on streets. But once you return to the airport, you’ll head out to cover some of the original Chili Hop 5K trails surrounding the airport.

Participants receive a themed race bib, an event shirt, official finish time, and are eligible for Overall & Age Group Awards

Not concerned about timing or awards? The low cost, untimed 4K Fun Run/Walk is for you.

It starts and finishes on the gravel path facing the runways at the Watervliet Municipal Airport clubhouse, but the rest of the route is on paved streets.

How far is a 4K? It’s about 2.5 miles. But since it’s not timed, you don’t have to finish the whole route if it’s too far for you.

You’ll receive an event t-shirt and a generic race bib with this low-cost option, but won’t be eligible for awards or prizes.

Strollers are permitted. Pre-registered participants will receive an event t-shirt while supplies last. Proceeds benefit EAA Chapter 585, with a portion benefitting local school Athletic Departments.
TIMED 4 Miler Run/Walk
18 & Over: $15 through April 28
                  $20 April 29 – August 25
                  $25 August 26 – Race Day
17 & Under: $15 through Race Day
SWMI RACERS members 18 & Over receive an automatic discount when registering
18 & Over: $15 through August 25
                  $20 August 26 – Race Day
17 & Under: $10 through August 25
                  $15 August 26 through Race Day
Immediately following the event, participants can enjoy Free Fly-In Admission & Hayrides with planes arriving throughout the event. Chili and Chili Dog lunch available for purchase from 11 am – 4 pm. Due to safety requirements, no pets allowed at the fly-in.

September 15, 2019 Cancelled


4 Mile Run
September 15, 2019 (Sunday) - 09:00
4 miles
Road Solo Charity/Fund raising
4 Mile Walk
September 15, 2019 (Sunday) - 09:00
4 miles
Road Solo Charity/Fund raising
4K Fun Run/Walk
September 15, 2019 (Sunday) - 09:05
4 kilometers
Road Solo Charity/Fund raising


Sep 15 2019 : Partly cloudy throughout the day.
14.8°C - 24.0°C (58.6°F - 75.2°F)

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The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-09-08


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