Hundreds participate in annual Wheatlake Festival of Races

Despite a chilly Saturday morning, runners and walkers of all ages came out to the Big Rapids bandshell, located behind the Big Rapids Middle School, to participate in the 5K Wellness Walk as part of the annual Wheatlake Festival of Races. More than 350 people joined in the events for the day, which included not only the Wellness Walk, but also a half marathon, a 5K and 10K, as well as a Kid’s Dash. All proceeds from the races go to support services and resources provided to patients of the Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center. (Pioneer photo/Taylor Fussman)


Posted by Taylor Fussman

Taylor is the cops and courts reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review newspapers. She can be reached at (231) 592-8362 or by email at

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