WEST MICHIGAN'S
FREE
5K RACING CLUB

Friday5K is a private racing club where membership is FREE and races are FREE to members.

FREE to PARTICIPATE

Participation is FREE, no cost to the participants. The costs are completely supported by contributions from members and like-minded individuals.

WHO

The cornerstone of Friday5k.com is to provide FREE races to individuals, but you must register on this website.  It is FREE to register and you only have to do it once in your life.  

WHERE

WHAT

An inviting series of 5Ks that strives to exceed the caliber of paid events of similar size, on one of West Michigan's most scenic courses.

WHEN

Hint: Races are held on prime numbered Fridays.

 

What is a prime number?

A number evenly divisible by only itself and one.  So let me help you.  If a Friday, during the race season, falls on any of the following dates [2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, or 31, and sometimes 1*] there will be a Friday 5K.
 

*Technically 1 is not a prime number as it is only divisible by itself, but some learned it as a prime number so occasionally Friday5K gives it honorary prime number status.

Season 9 Dates

  • 11/29/2019 [Soft opening for 2020 season]
    Race starts at 10:00 AM


    Following races start at 6:30 PM

  • 5/1/2020 

  • 5/29/2020

  • 6/5/2020

  • 6/19/2020

  • 7/3/2020

  • 7/17/2020

  • 7/31/2020

  • 8/7/2020

  • 9/11/2020

  • 10/2/2020

WHY

  • An accurately marked course
     

  • An accurately timed race
     

  • Unofficial "Real Time" results posted on the website 
     

  • Access to the Real Time Results on location
     

  • Race Bibs
     

  • Record keeping of your results at friday5k.com
     

  • A video of you crossing the finish line
     

  • A photo of your finish with an overlay of finish time and pace
     

  • Race Clock at the Finish Line
     

  • Detailed "Report Card" showing your achievement
     

  • Post race "Rock, Paper, Scissor Tournament" for prizes.
     

  • For the first time in Friday5K history, achievement awards for overall male and female, overall male and female master, and age group 3 deep, in the form of collectible stickers.

Top Banana
Master of the Universe
Age Group Winner
Age Group Second Place
Age Group Third Place
Top Banana
Master of the Universe
Age Group Winner
Age Group Second Place
Age Group Third Place

HOW

  • There could be up to 10 events, dependent on contributions, but there will only be one course, the original course at Beachwood Park, and it will be clearly marked.
     

  • Runners will be issued a new race bib each season with their permanent member number on it, it is recommended they keep it and use it at each event.
    [Additional bibs will be available for the recommended contribution of $1.]

     

  • No water will be provided for you, but it is a public park and there is a drinking fountain, usually running water in the bathrooms and there is also drinking fountain on the course, which you will pass twice during the race.
     

  • Places and times will be available in real time at the podium at the Real Time Results Tablet.
     

  • Unofficial results are now posted in real time, official results will be posted at friday5k.com within 48 hours of the event, and the finish line video of you crossing the finish line typically by Sunday evening.
     

  • Unofficial results are usually accurate, but all finishes are reviewed on video and time and order may be adjusted due to technological or human error. Video auditing is accurate to the 1/60th of a second.

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