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                    4th Annual Yule Run, I'll WalkFacebook

                     7PM at AJ's Family Fun Center




NEW FOR 2013!

We have decided to make this a much more family friendly event and beginner runner event.  Instead of a 5k race, it's more of a Fun Run.  Participants will not be timed, but are welcome to time themselves.  The course has changed to allow you to experience the Christmas Lite Show twice - just to make sure you haven't missed anything.  We'll still be giving out custom race bibs (we are exercising after all), t-shirts and a participant finshers gift!  All the awesome Christmas music, hot chocolate from Salvation Army, Gazelle Sports and more will be there - so if you loved this event in the past you'll love it even more this year!




The Fun Run begins at AJ's Family Fun Center and will tour the Christmas Lite Show at Fifth Third Ballpark.


Participants registered before November 19, 2013 at midnight will receive a run T-shirt.  T-shirts and participation awards are not guaranteed for anyone who registers after this date. Participation awards available to the first 1,000 paid entries.  This is a family event! Please feel free to bring strollers, wagons, etc...



To support the PAWS with a Cause we're asking you to donate $1 if you wish to bring your dog to run/walk with you.  Remember to clean up after the pooch as well!

For more information about PAWS click here.  Remember to visit their table so your dog can get a free treat!


With the updated course, we have alternate parking for you.  Parking is available at the Park & Ride across the road from the Ballpark entrance on West River Drive. Our parking location map is attached below!


Yule Run Parking Map

*Please DO NOT park at gas stations, Jet's Pizza, fast food restaurants or in Fifth Third Ballpark. Violators may be towed.


Onsite Registration Fees

Adults (10 & Up) - $25


Youth (4-9)  -$20


Children (3 & Under) - Free


Credit cards, Cash and checks made out to the West Michigan Sports Commission are accepted.

Onsite registration does not guarantee a t-shirt or finishers gift. 


Packet Pick-Up


Packets will be available for pick-up on run day Friday, November 22nd from 12:00PM - 6:45PM at AJ's Family Fun Center. The run starts at 7PM.




We have a new course this year featuring the Christmas Lite Show only!  We love the lights so much and know you do too, so the course will take you twice through the Christmas Lite Show at Fifth Third Ballpark!




Spectators can watch the run by the main entrance to Fifth Third Ballpark.  Spectators can line up along the Christmas Lite Show, but may not go through the display without paying the participation fee.




The Yule Run, I'll Walk would not be possible without the help of volunteers! Volunteer opportunities involve setting up the course, registration, traffic control, water stations and more. If you are interested in volunteering please send an email to 


Angel Tree - 2013


When you donate a gift to the "Angel Tree Program" your name will be entered to win a prize courtesy of Brooks!


The Salvation Army will be on-site collecting new toys / donations for the "Angel Tree Program" and offering free hot chocolate and hot apple cider. Toys should be new, unwrapped for children and teens (infants to 16 years old).




This is a fundraising event. All proceeds will go to the West Michigan Sports Commission a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.




It is our policy to not issue refunds.  If the event has to be cancelled due to weather (lightning and thunder, which will be called by our medical team), refunds will not be given either as race day logistics have been bought and paid for already.  Thank you for your understanding. 


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