Holly Masonic Lodge No. 134 will be hosting the first annual Masonic Miles 5k Run/Walk and 1-mile Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
The races will begin in Crapo Park in downtown Holly; the fun run will run to College Street and return to downtown on Maple St. The 5k run/walk will go through Holly’s neighborhoods, behind Lakeside Memorial Cemetery along the shores of Bush Lake, and down Saginaw St. Both events finish on historic Battle Alley.
The fun run will begin at 9 a.m., with the 5k beginning after the fun run concludes. Chip timing for the 5k is provided by RF Timing of Ann Arbor.
Holly Lodge Worshipful Master Eric Crawford is excited about the event and expects it to be a great time.
“We have gotten a lot of support from local business sponsors and our registration is great for a first year race,” he said. “We look forward to growing the Masonic Miles 5k in the years to come.”
Proceeds from the race will go to benefit the Lodge’s community and charitable programs. The Lodge is working to launch a student recognition and scholarship program, participates in Oakland County Adopt-a-Road cleanups, offers ChildID programs and supports local organizations like Holly Little League.
Registration for the fun run is $10, and $15 for the 5k ($20 with an official race shirt). After April 23, registration increases to $15 for the fun run, $25 for the 5k, and $30 for the 5k with shirt.
There will be custom medals for the top three male and female in each age group, and trophies for the overall male & female winner and masters male and female winner (age 40+) have been hand-crafted by Beth & Jeremy Domanik of N. Reding and Sons in Downtown Holly.
In addition, for 1st-3rd grade classrooms in Holly Area Schools, Holly Academy, Fenton Area Schools, Lake Fenton Schools and Grand Blanc Schools, a special competition has been set up. The classroom that has the most children signed up for the fun run will receive a donation back to the classroom equal to the registration fees. A special registration form is available online for the Classroom Challenge.