September 18, 2021

Location Information - Face to Face and Virtual Event for 2021
Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center – 5500 Armstrong Road Battle Creek, MI 49037

About This Event

The 9th annual Alive and Running VA 5K is a 5K Fun Run/Walk. This event is designed to raise awareness to the growing problem of suicide within the Military, Veteran and youth populations. The course is located on the campus of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. The race starts in the parking lot located at the entrance of the medical center. The run goes up the main hill and around the historic campus twice before returning down the hill to the finish. The race this year will be timed. Runners will start first, with walkers to follow.  Children and strollers will be allowed - note that children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.  Dogs will not be allowed (please email the race administrator regarding service dogs). In the event of inclement weather, the race may be delayed or cancelled. No refunds will be given. Please join us for this event to celebrate life, and to raise awareness towards suicide. We want everyone to know they matter.  This event is brought to you in collaboration with our community partner Gryphon Place, who both supports and provides suicide prevention services for Veterans and others across our region.  

Events and Schedule - Saturday, September 18, 2021
The Alive and Running VA 5K is Both LIVE and VIRTUAL!!  Choose your preference of participating in the live event on September 18th or participating in the Virtual Event from September 18th to October 2nd.

Packet Pickup 
Friday, September 17th, 5-6:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 18th (race day), beginning at 7:30 a.m.  Located in the parking lot at the entrance of the medical center.

Online Registration
Early bird registration - $15 through July 04, 2021.
$20 registration July 05th through September 16th.  **Note - Online registration closes on September 16th (11:59 pm).
$20 registration on Friday packet pickup
$30 registration on race day. 
** Note that only online registrations received by midnight September 8, 2021 will be guaranteed a race T-Shirt.
** Shirts for same-day registrants will be on a first come- first serve basis. (Registration fees cover the cost of the race and do not contribute to fundraising efforts or programming.)

To Register online click here.

Mail In Registration

Early bird registration - $15 - must be postmarked by July 04, 2021.
After that registration is $20 and must be postmarked by September 12, 2021.
Mail in registrations will not be accepted after the postmark date of September 12, 2021. 
Send copy of registration form (with the waiver signed) including an email address to:

Gryphon Place, 3245 S. 8th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 .

Registration form for mail in registrations can be found here:  5k Registration Form 2021.docx

Make checks payable to Gryphon Place.  (Registration fees cover the cost of the race and do not contribute to fundraising efforts or programming)

To Register online click here