Run, Walk, Rock



Join the fun at Run, Walk, Rock 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018

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This is the 14th annual Lory's Place Run, Walk and Rock to benefit Lory's Place, a Grief Healing and Education Center of Caring Circle, a Lakeland Health Affiliate. Every year, Lory’s Place is honored and grateful for the community’s support of Run Walk Rock. All of the programs and services at Lory’s Place are available at no charge. That means that no child or adult is ever turned away because of an inability to pay. The children, adults, and families who are part of Lory’s Place join us in expressing deepest gratitude to you for supporting our mission of grief healing. 

Course Description:
The course will take runners and walkers through the Edgewater Development. Come and race beside sailboats in the marina, along the river, past Lake Michigan and its sandy beaches, down the historical brick streets of Ridgeway, and into parts of St. Joseph’s newest developments. All race events will begin and end at Lory’s Place in St. Joseph. Run Walk Rock 2018 Course Map

Saturday, May 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 5K Run and 5K Walk

Cost/Registration Dates: 
$20 if registered by March 31     

*Middle of the Pack
$25 if registered from April 1 to 30     

*Last Dash
$30 if registered from May 1 to 17
(not guaranteed to receive a t-shirt)

*Back of the Pack
$35 if registered on May 18 or 19 
(not guaranteed to receive a t-shirt)     
*If you registered May 1st to May 19 you are NOT guaranteed an event t-shirt. On Race Day you can check to see if there are any extras in your size to pick up one then.

NEW Family/Group Rate:
Families or groups of four or more, receive $5 off each registration until May 17.

Corporate Group Registration:
New this year! Discounted registration pricing is available for corporate groups of 15 or more. We also have many corporate sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Lory’s Place at (269) 983-2707 or for details.

Champions for Children Challenge:
Students, teachers, staff, and administrators are invited to represent their school in either the 5K walk or run! The school that has the most participants will receive the “Champions for Children” traveling trophy and a $500.00 check from Honor Credit Union. You must indicate the school and/or grade you’re representing on the registration form to count towards this participation award. Please note the school on your registration in the area where it says "School Attending" if it is not on the list please include in the next question and it will be counted towards the school you listed.

Age Categories:
8 and under, 9-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, and 85+
*We have added some additional age categories for individuals that are 70 years of age and older.

The top three age finishers in each run and walk category will receive an award. Awards this year are still being determined, so stay tuned. NEW.....We will have the awards available for all winners to pick up following a brief closing ceremony.

To be guaranteed a t-shirt participants must register before April 30. If you registered for the 5K Run or 5K Walk from May 1 to May 19 you are not guaranteed a event t-shirt as noted on the registration form.

Packet Pick Up Information:
Participants who pre-registered can pick up their race packets on Friday, May 18, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Lory’s Place, 445 Upton Drive, St. Joseph, MI.

Mac's Sports Timing for quick finish results. Go to for complete results after the race.

Please park in the Whirlpool Tech Center parking lot located south of Momany Drive on Upton Drive.

Rocking Chair Sponsorship:
Requested donation of $150 per rocking chair may reflect gifts of an individual or a group. Rocker sponsors are invited to design their own dedication signs to hang on the rockers during the race. Rocker sponsorships are due on or before May 11. Sponsor a Rocking Chair online at 2018 Rocking Chair Sponsorship Form.

2018 Rocking Chair Sponsorship Form (PDF)

Rocking Chair Raffle:
If you register by May 17 you will automatically be entered to win one of our signature white rocking chairs.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Please click here for event sponsorship opportunities.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors

Honor Credit Union
Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Starks Family Funeral Home
Connected Soles
B and L
Dr. Kasewurm Professional Hearing Services
Pri Mart Quik Shop
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Dr. Kai Steele
Active for Andy! In Memory of Andy Weber and Conner VanAntwerp
JC and Nancy Anderson
Jim and Judy Czanko
William Mitchell and Pat Forbes
Great Lakes Heart and Vascular Institute
Hoffmann Die Cast LLC
Karma Vista Vineyards and Winery
Kilwin's of St. Joseph
Bill and Jane Marohn
Jonah McDonough State Farm
Barb and Diane Radewald
Silver Beach Pizza
St. Joseph Lions Club
Vail Rubber Works

Run, Walk, Rock

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Thank you, McLoughlin Family Foundation, for helping grieving children and adults find hope, strength and healing, by presenting the 14th annual Run, Walk & Rock!


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