Summerfest Beat The Heat 5K Offers $500 to Winners, Kids' Dash

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 08/03/2016 - 18:42

Runners get ready to Beat the Heat with one of the fastest 5K' s in Michigan. Prize money will be awarded to the top 5 fastest male/female runners. Runners must be Michigan residents and the prize money is:

  • 1st place male/female: $500
  • 2nd place male/female: $250
  • 3rd place male/female: $100
  • 4th place male/female: $50
  • 5th place male/female: $25 

New to the Probility Beat the Heat 5K is a homage to Coach Smith who retired just this year with the " Saline XC – Current Members Division or Saline XC – Alumni/Alumnae Division"!  The first male finisher and first female finisher in each Saline XC division will win a special award and have their names engraved on a plaque that will hang in the Probility Physical Therapy – Saline.

The Probility Beat the Heat 5K will take place at 8:30AM, with packet pick-up the night before at Probility Physical Therapy in Saline from 4-6PM and race morning from 7:00 -8:15AM. Registration will be available at both packet pick up locations and cash is required. The 5K course starts and finishes on Thibault Lane between the Saline Middle School and Liberty School, and is flat and fast course. A Kids' Dash option is also available for participants 8 and under.

The Probility Beat the Heat 5K and Kids’ Dash has been endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports. Both the 5K and the Kids’ Dash are part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series. For details on the Pure Michigan FITness Series and to take part in the Pure Michigan FITness Series Challenge, click here.

All participants will receive a medal, t-shirt, and goodie bag.  Runners and walkers will also enjoy Benny's Bakery famous pretzels and other snacks and treats. Prizes go to first overall Male/Female, first Master's Overall Male/Female and age group awards 5 deep in each age category.

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