Welcome to Harvest Run 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Harvest Run 2017 will feature a 1-Mile Walk, 5K Run/Walk, and a 10K Run designed to showcase the natural beauty of Southwest Michigan as well as the Andrews University Campus and Arboretum. The run will take place on Sunday, October 1, rain or shine, on the campus of Andrews University. Students, alumni, community, and faculty/staff are all welcome!

Come enjoy the beautiful views of Andrews University’s central campus and (for the 10k) challenging forest trails. Run past iconic scenes such as the J.N. Andrews Statue, the Globe, and Buller Arch.

Please note the new start/finish location by the Alumni House!

Race Day Schedule:
Registration & packet pick-up: 8:00am – 8:45am
Run Start: 9:00am
Winners Awarded: Approx. 10:45am

On-site/Regular pricing: $27 (Current AU Students $17)
1-M Walk: $12 (Early/On-site registration)
***T-shirt guaranteed to those registered before September 15, 2017***

Parking will be available at Andrews Academy:
8833 Garland Ave.
Berrien Springs, MI 49104

Registration for the 2017 run is now open! Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are also available.

Online run registration is now closed.
Day of registration is available on Sunday 1st of October 8-8:45am.

The 1-Mile Walk heads out along Garland Avenue and back through the J.N. Andrews Boulevard past the sculpture. You will turn right to pass Chan Shun Hall and the Howard Performing Arts Center before heading back toward the finish line. This event is a great choice for the whole family!

The 5K route has been adjusted from last year’s course to reduce the number of sharp corners and turns, but will still highlight the beautiful center campus of Andrews University. You will take Garland Avenue over to the J.N. Andrews Boulevard, striding past the AU Globe. You will then turn into center campus where you will run by the J.N. Andrews sculpture and Flag Mall, and pass underneath Buller Arch. You will then speed around East Campus Circle Drive before taking the paved apartment trail and International Court on your way back toward the finish line at the Alumni House. This 5k route should be flat and fantastic!

The 10K route features all of the above, PLUS a challenging but scenic excursion through the beautiful, hilly, winding trails of Andrews University ending with a climb up Dairy Hill back to campus.  If you enjoy trails and running, you won’t want to miss this beautiful course!

Note: Some users reported not being able to see the embedded map above. If you do not see the map above simply click here to view it in Google Maps.

To ensure easy viewing the map is offset from the actual trail by several feet. Map is meant as a visual representation only. Actual course is properly measured and will be precisely timed by professional timing system.

Thank you for volunteering for the Harvest Run! There are multiple areas where we need volunteers. Our volunteers are an invaluable help – we couldn’t put on this event without you!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Day-Of Registration: Process day-of registrations and ensure waiver forms are signed.
  • Packet Pickup: Hand out race packets and bib numbers.
  • Water Stations: Distribute water on the course to runners/walkers.
  • Post-Race Refreshments: Distribute food and water for participants after they’ve completed the race.
  • Course Monitors: Show runners which direction to go at a designated turn along the route; be available to provide assistance on course as needed (give directions, call medical/race directors if problems, cheer on runners, etc.).
  • Traffic Control: Help direct traffic to ensure runner safety on the course
  • Medical: Provide first aid and medical assistance if needed. Must be CPR certified and trained in First Aid.
  • Race Leaders: Competent cyclists who can lead the 5k and 10k race leaders. Must own bicycle and helmet, and be able to ride quickly yet safely.

Harvest Run Volunteer Registration Form

2016 Harvest 5k/10k Run

Created with flickr slideshow.

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