The 5K run will start in the park by the feather flag that says START. Participants will exit the park, running north on School Street. While running on School Street runners will merge onto the northbound bike path until reaching Savidge Street, where runners will turn left (west) and continue west on the bike path. Upon reaching the Holiday Inn entrance, runners will be directed to take a quick left turn and then a quick right turn. Runners will run on the bike path alongside the Holiday Inn parking lot, continuing West until you reach the lake. Once you reach the lake, runners will turn right and continue running north on the bike path approximately ¼ mile. The bike path will turn right (east) by the condominiums. Continue running east until you get to the 5K Run Turnaround sign, approximately 1/8th mile past Buchanan Street. There will be an aid station with water and Gatorade at the turnaround. Runners will turn around and return back to Mill Point park by the same route. Approximately 1/8th mile before School Street, runners will be directed to turn and angle to the right and follow that path back into the park and finish line. During the entire run, runners will be directed to stay on the right side of the bike path as this is an “out and back” course.
The 10K run will follow the exact same course as the 5K (see above). When 10K runners reach the 5K turnaround, you will continue east on the bike path approximately 1 mile until you reach Fruitport Road. Runners will turn left (north) on the bike path and continue north. Runners will pass the Spring Lake Country Club and will reach the 10K turnaround approximately 1/8th mile after the Country Club. At this point, runners will return the same route to the finish. Approximately 1/8th mile before School Street, runners will be directed to turn right and take the angled bike path into the park and finish line. During the entire run, runners will be directed to stay on the right side of the bike path as this is an “out and back” course.
Kids' Run Course
The Kids’ Fun Run will also start at the same place as the 5K and 10K runs. The kids will run and/or walk north on School Street and merge on the bike path, continuing north until they reach Savidge Street. The kids will turn right (west) on the bike path and continue west taking the quick turn left and right following the Holiday Inn until reaching the lake. Upon reaching the water, kids will turn around and return to the park. The kids will also be directed to turn right and take the angled bike path into the park and finish line.