WEST MICHIGAN'S
FREE
5K RACING CLUB

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

NEW IN 2022

For the first time ever, Friday5K will be offering awards for overall male and female, overall male and female master, and 3 deep in age group, and even participation.  The awards are collectible pins.  

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The collectible pins are perfect for displaying on your Friday5K "Foot Race - Participant" drawstring bag.

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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 may be held on the first prime numbered Friday of each month, May through September, provided the minimum thresholds are reached.

 

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 11 Potential Dates

Following races start at 6:30 PM

  • 5/13/2022

  • 6/3/2022

  • 7/1/2022

  • 8/5/2022

  • 9/2/2022


Races must reach both an attendance and pledge threshold at a minimum of 24 hours prior to the event.  At least 25 members must commit to attending and those attending must commit at least $250 in pledges.  

Members are allowed to commit to attending without pledging.

Additionally, members that do pledge will not be sent a link for payment until the end of the season and they will only be asked to honor pledges for races that actually took place.

If you would like to commit to pledging and/or attending you can do so by tapping the "Attend / Pledge" button after the following charts showing where we are in relationship to the aforementioned thresholds.

WHY

  • Awards - Overalls, Masters, Age group 3 deep, and participation
     

  • 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 5 events, provided minimum thresholds are reached, 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.
     

  • 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.
     

  • Unofficial results are now posted in real time.
     

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

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