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Karner Blue Butterfly Family Fun Run & 5K

Enjoy the spring colors and run, walk, or jog along the Millennium Park trails in Grand Rapids with the Michigan Nature Association!

This 5K will promote efforts to preserve habitat for one of Michigan’s most endangered butterflies, the Karner Blue butterfly.

Bring your kids! The Kids Fun Run will start at 1:30 p.m.! Kids can run a 1 mile race prior to the 5K starting at 2 p.m.

Kids 1 Mile Fun Run: $10
5K Run/Walk: Early registration is just $25 ($30 day-of)

Sign up today! Visit:

Questions? Give Jess a call at 866-223-2231 or email her at

Participants will receive a commemorative Karner Blue Butterfly Run t-shirt and a finisher medal! Prizes to the overall top male and female runners.

Our races are endorsed by the Michigan Fitness Foundation's Governor's Council. They are offering the Pure Michigan FITness Series Challenge, where participants can win prizes after accruing points in running in events across Michigan.
To learn more:

Packet pickup begins on race day at 12:30pm at Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave SW, Walker

Karner Blue Butterfly Family Fun Run & 5K