New Race Date – September 11, 2021

Our Run Walk Rock committee has been hard at work planning for a fun, safe and successful event. While we have several safety protocols in place, the rising Covid-19 cases are very concerning. We have made the very difficult decision to reschedule the event to September 11th, 2021.

If you have already registered, thank you! Certainly, if you would like a refund, we would be happy to provide one, otherwise you are all set for September. Please watch for new registration deadlines this summer and we hope you will consider joining us then. We greatly appreciate your understanding!


About Lory’s Place:
Since the opening of Lory’s Place bereavement programs in 2004, we have been honored to support over 45,000 children and adults after the death of a significant person. Our programs reach beyond our facility doors offering over 70 peer support groups in Allegan, Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties.

Last year, our response to Covid-19 created many challenges and opportunities. People found themselves grieving and alone, unable to participate in their groups at our center or in the community. We adjusted our care, providing our peer groups virtually and offered individualized support resulting in supportive services for close to 5500 children, teens, and adults. No matter what, we will continue to offer our expertise and professional support to our community and with your help no one will grieve alone.

About this Race:
This is the 17th anniversary of the Lory’s Place Run, Walk and Rock to benefit Lory’s Place, a Grief Healing and Education Center of Caring Circle, of Spectrum Health Lakeland.  Every year, Lory’s Place is honored and grateful for the community’s support of Run Walk Rock. All of the programs and services at Lory’s Place are available at no charge. That means that no child or adult is ever turned away because of an inability to pay. The children, adults, and families who are part of Lory’s Place join us in expressing deepest gratitude to you for supporting our mission of grief healing. 

We ask that all participants wear masks and practice social distancing before and after your race.  You do not have to wear a mask while racing or warming up.  

Course Description:
The course will take runners and walkers through the Edgewater Development. Come and race beside sailboats in the marina, along the river, past Lake Michigan and its sandy beaches, down the historical brick streets of Ridgeway, and into parts of St. Joseph’s newest developments. All race events will begin and end at Lory’s Place in St. Joseph.  

Please park in the Whirlpool Tech Center parking lot located south of Momany Drive on Upton Drive.

Open start time from 8:00-8:45 a.m. We will have certain number of people that will start at a time. This will help to limit how many are gathering at a time.

Tri-Blend Long Sleeve T-shirt:
To be guaranteed a t-shirt participants must register before *******. 
Note: If you registered for the 5K Run or 5K Walk from ********** you are not guaranteed an event t-shirt as noted on the registration form.

Due to COVID restrictions we will not be provided any fruit or donuts. We will have bottled water.

Portable restrooms and a hand washing station will be located in the Lory’s Place parking lot. Lory’s Place building will be closed to the public.

Registration will be open until midnight on Thurs September 9th (11:59 pm).
Runners and walkers
$25.00          Sprinter – If registered by March 31 (guaranteed to receive a t-shirt)
$30.00          Middle of the Pack – If registered from April 1 to August 20th (guaranteed to receive a t-shirt)
$35.00          Last Dash – If registered from August 21st to September 9th (not guaranteed to receive a t-shirt) 
$40.00          Back of the Pack – If Registered on September 10th to Race Day (not guaranteed to receive a t-shirt) 
*There is a 5k Run or 5K Walk virtual option available.

Rocking Chair Sponsorship:
Requested donation of $150 per rocking chair may reflect gifts of an individual or a group. Rocker sponsors are invited to design their own dedication signs to hang on the rockers during the race. Rocker sponsorship’s are due on or before **********.

Rocking Chair Raffle:
If you register by *********** you will automatically be entered to win one of our signature white rocking chairs. All ages are eligible to win a rocking chair.

Packet Pick Up Information:
Participants who registered can pick up their race packets at Lory’s Place, 445 Upton Drive, St. Joseph, MI on the following days and times:
Friday, September 10th from 11-6

No age class awards in 2021.

Age Categories:
8 and under, 9-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, and 85+

Results for Virutal Participants:
Mac’s Sports Timing is once again providing support to all registrants.
Post your results here on RunSignUp.
1. Click on Results
2. Click on Submit Virtual Results on the top of the webpage.
3. Enter your name or email.
4. Look Up registration
5. Once you see your registration, click Submit Virtual Results
6. Enter your time, then Submit Your Time.
7. You are all set!

To learn more about Mac’s Sports Timing click here. www.macssportstiming.com 

Make sure to follow Lory’s Place on social media for more details about the event.
Facebook – @LorysPlace
Twitter – @Lorys_place
Instagram – @LorysPlace

September 11, 2021
St. Joseph


5K Ride
September 11, 2021 (Saturday) - 08:30
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising
September 11, 2021 (Saturday) - September 11, 2021
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising
Anywhere Virtual Race
September 11, 2021 (Saturday) - September 11, 2021
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
Anywhere Virtual Race
5K Walk
September 11, 2021 (Saturday) - 08:30
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising
5K Run
September 11, 2021 (Saturday) - 08:30
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
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]


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