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This annual HGB 5K run and 1.5-mile family walk is inspired by Natalie Freiburger's 11 years of life lived fully. Join participants from all walks of life for this unique generosity experience. Visit for early registration dates and race start times. 

The 5K Run is a flat, fast, USATF-certified course that runs through the heart of downtown Charlotte in front of thousands of spectators waiting for annual Frontier Days Parade.  Cash awards are given to the top three overall male and female finishers as well as the top male and female masters finishers. Gift certificates will be awarded to top finishers in each age division (five-year brackets).

The Family Walk is an event for the whole family.  Bring the whole family for a stroll through downtown Charlotte with thousands of parade spectators there to cheer you on. All ages and abilities welcome.

Music, snacks, and drinks will be located at the finish line and awards will be presented at the conclusion of the race.

The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and on the web at


  • 5K is $18 and Family Run is $43 through August 24
  • 5K is $20 and Family Run is $48 Aug. 25 through Sept. 6
  • 5K is $25 and Family Run is $60 the day of the race
  • Family Walk is free

The race begins at the hospital located at 321 E. Harris Street in Charlotte, Mich. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the race begins at 9:45 a.m.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 -
8:00am to 10:30am