Ryan Shay Mid Summer Night Run

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 at 7:00pm


10th  Annual Ryan Shay Mid Summer Night Run
Summer events in Central Lake include art festivals, craft fairs, and the largest small town Fourth of July Parade for miles around. After the parade enjoy a chicken barbeque, bazaars, and a strawberry shortcake extravaganza. Float your boat, take a dive,  drive around our beautiful lakes and country side, visit a beautiful orchard, or just relax at one of our parks and beaches. Shop our little stores and boutiques, break fast at the bakery, dine at the historical Blue Pelican, or lift your "spirits" at Mammoth Distilling. 

In the evening make running and family memories by joining us for a 5K, 10K, or  1 Mile Fudgees Ice Cream Fun Run to honor the memory of world class runner Ryan Shay who grew up running the streets, hills, and byways of Central Lake. Top off these fun-filled activities by gathering with us after dusk to watch one of the most beautiful firework displays in small town America.

Race Information:

The 5K and 10K will start 7:00 p.m. at Thurston Park (intersection of E. State and Lake St.)1 block east of the center of downtown Central Lake. Both races will finish at the Central Lake High School track and football stadium located at Herrick Field just 1 mile south of town. The 5K is a run/walk.  The 10K is a run only.  The Fudgees 1 Mile Ice Cream Fun Run will take place on the track at 8:00 p.m.


Plaque awards to Overall and Masters male/female winners and medal awards to male/female places 1-3 in the following categories:
(14 and under),  (15-19),  (20-24),  (25-29),  (30-34),  (35-39),  (40-44),  (45-49),  (50-54),  (55-59),  (60-64),  (65-69),  (70 and over)

Entry Fees:

5K and 10K graduated fee -   
$25 thru May 31
$30 after May 31

Fudgees 1 Mile Ice Cream Fun Run:  
$10 without shirt      
$15 with shirt 


All race distances can ​Pre-register here at active.com or download entry form here and mail entry fee to Shay Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 342, Central Lake, MI 49622.  Or register on race day at Thurston Park between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.

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