#SBEUEMSRFTSP 1.28748K RACE
A race that everyone can "run"! Forget the 13.1K and 5K stickers, nevermind the bragging runners and their skills on the pavement. We have a race for the young, old and all ages in between. You'll earn a 1.28748K sticker if you finish this race!
Run/Walk and WEAR YOUR COSTUME for a greuling 4224 feet which begins at Port Austin Kayak and ends at Bird Creek Farms Tap Room all in the name of charity. We'll have entertainment and fun stops along the way to help keep you motivated and in stitches! We'd love to see you run (or at least walk very briskly).
Why "run" the 1.28748K?
The run is a spoof event, filled with family friendly activities all weekend. Proceeds will all be donated for the construction of the Port Austin Splash Pad. Shari Babcock Etzel, a Port Austin native, passed away suddenly in 2017 and this weekend will be to honor her and all the contributions she has made to Huron County and beyond.
Join us downtown early on Friday to enjoy great food, fun, & and retail deals. Stay overnight for great meals & drink specials all day. Choose one of our local motel sponsors for great weekend rates.
Your $25 (plus registration fee) includes a super-duper-cool T-shirt and swag sticker. Prizes will be given for best costume and other creativity! (kIdS 12u FREE to join festivities, but will not receive a T-shirt or sticker). DEADLINE to register with guaranteed T-shirt/sticker is October 3rd.
If 4224 feet is too greuling, join us for the other activities all weekend long! It will be a wonderful 3-days for all age groups and the entire family.
WEEKEND TIMELINE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13TH - Wear your t-shirt for great specials throughout the day and evening at our local shops and establishments. Our #PAFRIDAYNIGHTLIVE schedule will be announced soon!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH
11AM Costume Swap & Kid's Bike Parade at Gallop Park
1PM 1.28748K Race begins at Port Austin Kayak
2PM Award Ceremony at Bird Creek Farms Tap Room
CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT at Bird Creek Farms Tap Room immediately following awards (additional $40 per 2 person entry) Entertainment and Food/Beverages available. Registration information and additional details coming soon!
Addtionally the Port Austin Farmers Market last Saturday!! 9am-1pm
SUNDAY OCTOBER 15TH - Bird Creek Golf Course Brunch and 18-hole Golf Scramble begins at 10am with 12noon Shot-Gun Start - - Registration information and additional details coming soon!
YOU MAY REGISTER AT THE PORT AUSTIN VISITOR'S CENTER ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 13TH FROM 4PM TIL 7PM AND SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH FROM 9AM TIL 11AM. NO GUARANTEE FOR T-SHIRT OR SWAG STICKER.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Only if you plan on purchasing alcoholic drinks at local establishments along the race route!
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Public parking available at the visitors center, Gallup park, Bird Creek Farms and Port Austin Kayak
What can I bring into the event?
GOOFY-NESS!! No food or beverages allowed - unless you are racing with your child who needs a snack along the greuling route. NO COOLERS, PICNIC BASKETS, ETC.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
What's the refund policy?
NO REFUNDS - its for charity! Enjoy the Splash Pad coming soon!
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, that is preferred.
Can I update my registration information?
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?