WEST MICHIGAN'S
FREE
5K RACING CLUB

Friday5K is a 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

A series of races developed to give you a no cost event.  Minimal promotion and no-frills packaging enable us to offer a race value lower than you would normally pay, and it takes place 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 10 Dates

Following races start at 6:30 PM

  • 4/2/2021

  • 4/23/2021

  • 5/7/2021

  • 6/11/2021

  • 7/2/2021

  • 7/23/2021

  • 8/13/2021

  • 9/3/2021

  • 9/17/2021

  • 10/1/2021

WHY

  • An accurately marked course
     

  • An accurately timed race
     

  • Unofficial "Real Time" results posted on the website 
     

  • Race Bibs
     

  • Record keeping of your results at friday5k.com
     

  • A video of you crossing the finish line
     

  • Race Clock at the Finish Line
     

  • Detailed "Report Card" showing your achievement

HOW

  • There could be up to 10 events, dependent on Michigan COVID restrictions, 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 [dependent on Michigan COVID restrictions], usually running water in the bathrooms and there is also drinking fountain on the course, which you will pass twice during the race.
     

  • Unofficial results are now posted in real time.
     

  • New for 2021 - Unofficial results are official unless a claim is made by the participant of a material error.

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