Thanks for a great 2021 race! Results are posted here, pictures will be coming soon.

Welcome to the 2021 Bradley Family Harvest Run

Sunday, September 26, 2021

The 2021 Bradley Family Harvest Run will feature a 1-Mile Walk, 5K Run/Walk, and a 10.2K 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, September 26, 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.


Race Day Schedule:
Registration & packet pick-up: 8:00am – 8:45am
Run Start: 9:00am
Winners Awarded: Approx. 10:30 am

Start/Finish Location: Andreasen Center for Wellness, Andrews University campus.


2021 Pricing

No hidden processing fees – what you see below is the amount you pay! 

5k/10k Pricing

  • Early Bird (Price increases August 31 at 11:59 pm EDT): $20 | AU Students* $12 | Kids** $12
  • Regular (Price increases September 23 at 8 pm EDT): $25 | AU Students* $15 | Kids** $15
  • Late and Day-Of (After September 23): $30 | AU Students* $20 | Kids** $20

1-M Walk:

  • Early and On-Site Pricing: $12

 

*Must be a current Andrews University student with a valid student ID.

**Kids 18 and under are eligible for the discounted price.

Groups of 10+ may be eligible for group pricing. Please contact us at alumni@andrews.edu for more info. 

 

***T-shirt guaranteed to those registered before September 7, 2021***


Parking
Parking will be available at Pioneer Memorial Church:
8655 University Blvd
Berrien Springs MI 49103

The 1-Mile Walk heads out past Chan Shun Hall and the Howard Performing Arts Center before turning right on Grove Avenue. You will come back through the J.N. Andrews Boulevard past the iconic AU Globe before heading back toward the finish line by the new Andreasen Center for Wellness.

The 5K route highlights the beautiful center campus of Andrews University. You will speed around East Campus Circle Drive before following the paved apartment trail and International Court. Next, 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 before finishing by the Andreasen Center for Wellness. This 5k route should be flat and fantastic!

We will be using a similar 10k route to in 2018, taking out that first steep, rough climb to the trails and replacing it with a more gradual approach that is a tiny bit longer but much easier to run up!  You’ll still get to enjoy the challenging but scenic excursion through our beautiful, hilly, winding trails of Andrews University ending with a climb up Dairy Hill back to campus, PLUS all the features of the 5K route.  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.

Pictures

2019 Harvest Run

2018 Harvest Run

2017 Harvest Run

2016 Harvest Run

2015 Harvest Run

The Bradley Family Harvest Run

We are honored to announce the renaming of the Harvest Run to the Bradley Family Harvest Run beginning in 2021, thanks to the generous endowment by Dr. Fay Bradley which will enable us to continue offering the Bradley Family Harvest Run to the Andrews University and Berrien community for years to come. Fay Bradley, JD, MD, a veteran who was employed full-time as a physician before his retirement, was an avid runner who redefined what is possible for masters running. At age 45, he raced a 2:26:45 marathon in the 1983 Boston Marathon. Two years later, Bradley won the Lombardi 10k in Washington, D.C. In 1990, he ranked sixth in the master’s mile, racing a mile in a blisteringly fast 4:40.08 two seconds ahead of seventh-place James Ryun, who was a silver medalist in the 1968 Olympics and widely considered the world’s top middle-distance runner for years.

 

Bradley excelled in his younger years as well, starting his running career as a hurdler and quarter-miler. Decades later, he would fondly speak of his first two pairs of running shoes, reminiscing about his black and white high-top Converse All-Stars. Bradley finished in second place in the Kansas State High School Championships in the high and low hurdles as well as on the 4×440 relay team. In 1958, Bradley won both the high and low hurdles at the junior college national championships, and was the Kansas Relays high hurdles champion in 1959. It wasn’t until his mid-30s when Bradley became competitive at distance road racing, however, attributing his brother Earl (a 24-time Boston Marathon finisher) with getting him into running. Bradley qualified for his first Boston Marathon in 1975, racing an impressive 2:51 marathon at the age of 37. In total, he raced the Boston Marathon 34 times—an astounding accomplishment, as those who know the difficulty of earning a spot into the Boston Marathon can attest! He finished third in the men’s 50-and-over competition in 1991, placing 275th overall and earning mention about his accomplishment in the Washington Post. In 1994 he raced a 2:39:47 marathon and was ranked among the top three or four 55-to-59 competitors in the United States. Bradley was also an Abbott World Marathon Majors finisher and USA Track & Field Masters Hall of Fame member (2003).

 

In addition to his many impressive running achievements, Bradley had a heart for others and made a point of giving back to both the running community and to Andrews. He served as the president of the American Running and Fitness Association for years, and wrote articles on injury prevention for runners. In 2015, he was given the Andrews University Spirit of Philanthropy award. He was quoted as saying “My interest and focus at this time is to promote an active lifestyle for the general masses. Everyone should have a regular physical activity to participate in.” Running Times, March 1995. Bradley passed away on January 14, 2021, one day after his 83rd birthday, after a battle with cancer.

 

We are so grateful to Dr. Bradley for his interest in promoting running within our community, and are proud to now introduce the Bradley Family Harvest Run.

2021 Pricing

No hidden processing fees – what you see below is the amount you pay! 

5k/10k Pricing

  • Early Bird (Price increases August 31 at 11:59 pm EDT): $20 | AU Students* $12 | Kids** $12
  • Regular (Price increases September 23 at 8 pm EDT): $25 | AU Students* $15 | Kids** $15
  • Late and Day-Of (After September 23): $30 | AU Students* $20 | Kids** $20

1-M Walk:

  • Early and On-Site Pricing: $12

 

*Must be a current Andrews University student with a valid student ID.

**Kids 18 and under are eligible for the discounted price.

Groups of 10+ may be eligible for group pricing. Please contact us at alumni@andrews.edu for more info. 

 

***T-shirt guaranteed to those registered before September 7, 2021***

Thank you for volunteering for the Bradley Family 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:

  • Registration: Process day-of registrations, help with packet pick-up, ensure waiver forms are signed, and help distribute post-race refreshments.
  • Water Stations: Distribute water on the course to runners/walkers.
  • Course Monitors: Show runners which direction to go at a designated turn along the route, help with traffic control, and be available to provide assistance on course as needed (give directions, call medical/race directors if problems, cheer on runners, etc.).

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Bradley Family Harvest Run! Being a sponsor will give our 100+ participants exposure to your company/brand. We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities available. Please feel free to browse the options below and fill out the sponsorship form to become a Bradley Family Harvest Run sponsor, or contact us directly by email at alumni@andrews.edu or by phone at (269) 471-3591 to discuss custom sponsorship options.

Sponsorship Options

Click on each tab above to see sponsorship level details.

Platinum Sponsor (limit 1): $2000

  • Your logo printed individually on a 20” x 24” sign on the course with Platinum recognition
  • Platinum placement of your logo on event t-shirts
  • Platinum placement of your logo on the Harvest Run website, hyperlinked to your site.
  • Your logo printed separately on a sheet given to runners in race packet with recognition as a Platinum sponsor
  • Recognition as a Platinum sponsor during the awards ceremony
  • Platinum sponsor recognition on a sponsor post in both the Harvest Run AND Office of Alumni Services Facebook pages, PLUS an individual “thank you to your company for your Platinum sponsorship” post on the Harvest Run Facebook page with a link to your company’s website.
  • Opportunity to include flyer or brochure, or company novelties in the race packets (provided by sponsor).
  • Opportunity to donate giveaway items (no limit) in your name during the post-race drawing before the Awards ceremony
  • 4 complimentary registrations
  • Opportunity to set up a table/booth (manned/set up by sponsor)
  • Platinum sponsor placement at the bottom of Harvest Run emails (beginning upon date of sponsor agreement)

Gold Sponsor (limit 2): $1200

  • Your logo printed individually on a 16” x 20” sign on the course with Gold recognition
  • Gold placement of your logo on event t-shirts
  • Gold placement of your logo on Harvest Run website hyperlinked to your site.
  • Your logo printed on sponsors sheet given to runners in race packet with recognition as a Gold sponsor
  • Recognition as a Gold sponsor during the awards ceremony
  • Gold sponsor recognition on a sponsor post in both the Harvest Run AND Office of Alumni Services Facebook pages, PLUS an individual “thank you to your company for your Gold sponsorship” post on the Harvest Run Facebook page with a link to your company’s website.
  • Opportunity to include flyer or brochure, or company novelties in the race packets (provided by sponsor).
  • Opportunity to donate giveaway items (no limit) in your name during the post-race drawing before the Awards ceremony
  • 3 complimentary registrations
  • Opportunity to set up a table/booth (manned/set up by sponsor)
  • Gold sponsor placement at the bottom of Harvest Run emails (beginning upon date of sponsor agreement)

Silver Sponsor (limit 4): $600

  • Your logo printed individually on an 11” x 14” sign on the course
  • Silver placement of your logo on event t-shirts
  • Silver placement of your logo on Harvest Run website hyperlinked to your site.
  • Your logo printed on sponsors sheet given to runners in race packet with recognition as a silver sponsor
  • Recognition as a silver sponsor during the awards ceremony
  • Silver sponsor recognition on a post in both the Harvest Run AND Office of Alumni Services Facebook pages.
  • Opportunity to include flyer or brochure, or company novelties in the race packets (provided by sponsor).
  • Opportunity to donate giveaway items (limit 4) in your name during the post-race drawing before the Awards ceremony
  • 2 complimentary registrations
  • Opportunity to set up a table/booth (manned/set up by sponsor)
  • Silver sponsor placement at the bottom of Harvest Run emails (beginning upon date of sponsor agreement)

Bronze Sponsor (unlimited): $300

  • Your logo printed individually on an 8” x 10” sign on the course
  • Your logo on event t-shirts
  • Your logo on Harvest Run website hyperlinked to your website.
  • Your logo printed on sponsors sheet given to runners in race packet with recognition as a bronze sponsor
  • Recognition as a bronze sponsor during the awards ceremony
  • Bronze sponsor recognition on a post in both the Harvest Run AND Office of Alumni Services Facebook pages.
  • Opportunity to include flyer or brochure in the race packets (provided by sponsors)
  • Opportunity to donate giveaway items (limit 2) in your name during the post-race drawing before the Awards ceremony
  • 1 complimentary registration

Supporter (unlimited): $150

  • Your logo on event t-shirts
  • Your logo on Harvest Run website
  • Your logo printed on sponsors sheet given to runners in race packet
  • Your logo included on an 8” x 10” sign on the course with other supporters
  • Opportunity to donate a giveaway item (limit 1) in your name during the post-race drawing before the Awards ceremony
  • 1 complimentary registration

2021 Sponsors

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