Valentine's Dash 5k (DATE CHANGE: Now on Feb 20)

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Valentine's Dash 5k (DATE CHANGE: Now on Feb 20)

Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:00AM
East Paris Park (5995 East Paris Ave SE)

Due to the polar vortex that has moved into our area, it has caused unsafe temperatures for this weekend and made our race route extremely icy. With those conditions in place, Kentwood Parks & Recreation has made the decision to postpone the event to next weekend, Saturday, February 20th. The start times and location will remain the same and more information on wave times and a race day timeline will be coming later this week.

This race will get you outside to enjoy a combination of trails and paved pathways in two Kentwood Parks. Race will begin and end at East Paris Park (5995 E Paris Ave SE). This course is great for first-time runners or walkers but will also provide a challenge to more experienced runners. This race is perfect for running with your sweet heart, soul mate, BFF or to meet someone new! Kids and families are welcome. While intended to be a fun run, the race will be chip timed. The fastest runners will be awarded but there will be no formal awards ceremony. Awards will be available for pick-up the week after the event or can be mailed. Everyone is encouraged to wear their best Valentine themed costumes but it's not required. Runners will receive a long sleeve shirt and other goodies in their participant packets.

We will be using funds generated from this race to support our Little Free Pantry. This Pantry provides much needed food and hygiene products to those who need them the most in our community with no questions asked. Bring extra $ or a non-perishable item to donate and be entered to win a special door prize!

The Kentwood Parks & Recreation Department will continue to monitor public health guidance and state orders, which may necessitate changes to the event. Certain precautionary measures may be taken such as waves, increased physical distancing, and elimination of an awards ceremony.

Special Pricing Notice: Sign up as a couple and save $5 each!

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*Shirts are not guaranteed if you sign up after 1/29/2021!

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