Early sign-ups end Friday

Submitted by Spectrum Health

BIG RAPIDS — Runners and walkers searching for a race to participate in have a few more days for early registration for Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City’s annual Wheatlake Festival of Races.

The 2017 Wheatlake Festival of Races is Saturday, May 20, 2017, and offers courses fit for everyone in the family. There will be a half marathon, 5K run, 5K Wellness Walk and a Kids Dash. New this year will be a 10K run.

Early registration ends Friday, April 14, and racers who register early will receive a discounted registration fee, a shirt and goodie bag.

Race proceeds benefit the Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer and Wellness Fund, an endowment of the Spectrum Health Foundation that supports resources and programs for local families facing cancer. Free skin cancer screenings also will be provided the day of the event at race headquarters, located at the Big Rapids Middle School Bandshell.

To register, visit spectrumhealth.org/wheatlake-races or call race coordinator Travis Kroll at (231) 832-6687.

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