5K Event


 The 2014 United Way of Southwest Michigan Girls on the Run 5K

Presented by United Federal Credit Union

will be held on

Thursday, May 22nd

@ the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds.

Want to run in the 5k? Register here!


This event is open to the public and is non-competitive. Registration fees for participating in the 5K support the Girls on the Run program. There is no charge to be a spectator and cheer on the girls!


Packet Pick-Up Information

Monday May 12 

Berrien Springs Fair Grounds 4:00-7:00 PM


Tuesday May 13 

Niles Lake Michigan College  4:00-7:00 PM


Wednesday May 14 

St. Joseph United Way Office 4:00-7:00 PM


Thursday May 15 

St. Joseph United Way Office 4:00-7:00 PM 


During UWSM office hours before May 22. 

*Race bags may also be picked up on the event day at the registration table.

5K Program Schedule

3:30-6:00 PM  Registration Table is Open

4:30-5:00 PM  Girls and Coaches Arrive, Meet at Designated Location in Bldg #36

4:30-6:00 PM  The Hair Station is open to all GOTR and GOT participants

3:30-8:00 PM  The Merchandise Table is Open

6:00 PM           Short Program Begins - Welcome and Acknowledgements

6:10 PM          Group Warm-Up

6:15 PM          Group Cheer

6:25 PM          All Participants Line Up at Starting Line

6:30 PM          5k Run Begins


Directions to the Berrien County Youth Fair

The Berrien County Youth Fair (BCYF) is located at 9122 Old U.S. 31, Berrien Springs, MI 49013.  We suggest using www.mapquest.com for directions.

From the North (Coloma/Watervliet): Take I-94 West to Exit 30 (US 31 S./Napier Ave.).  Turn left onto Napier Avenue and Right onto US 31 S.  Take Exit 15 and turn left towards Berrien Springs.  The BCYF will be on your right, use Gate #2.

From the Southwest (New Buffalo): Take I-94 East to Exit 16. Turn Right onto Red Arrow Hwy.  Turn Right onto Lake Street, Lake Street becomes Shawnee Road. Turn Left onto Red Bud Trail.  After 1.6 miles turn right onto M-139 and stay straight to continue to Old US 31.  The BCYF will be on your right, use Gate #2.

From the South (Buchanan/Niles): Take US 31 North to Exit 15A.  Turn right onto Old US 31.  The BCYF will be on your right, use Gate #2.



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