Niles Buchanan YMCA

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Niles-Buchanan YMCA

Thanksgiving Day Run

2013 Annual Thanksgiving Day Run

Every Thanksgiving, hundreds of runners gather in Niles to run in the Thanksgiving Day Run in support of the Y's financial assistance fund.

You, your family and friends are invited to participate in one of our four great races. Our 10K/5K races, 5K Walk and 1 mile fun run/walk are open to you and the entire family. Add a whole infield of entertainment and you have a Thanksgiving tradition that appeals to every generation while raising money for a critical social service in our community.

The races will be held on Thursday, November 28, 2013 starting at 8:00 AM

Schedule of Events

  • 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Pick up packets

  • Day of Registration begins at 6:30 am

  • 8:00 – 10K run begins

  • 9:15 am – 5K run, 1 mile fun run and walk begins

Coffee and Snack Bar available race day by Olfactory Hue Bistro.

Race Performance Hooded Sweatshirts available for purchase for $40

5K & 10k Courses

PLEASE NOTE - To avoid road detours due to race, we suggest the following:

  • If you are coming from the West take the U.S. 31 bypass to Walton Rd. then right on business 31 which will take you right to the YMCA.

  • If you are coming from the East take 12 to the intersection of Main and 13th street go straight on 13th street and follow that down turn left on Wayne street. At the intersection of 5th street and Wayne you can turn left, go straight or turn right and find parking on the backside of the YMCA.


We will be scoring the races and walk with the “Chrono Track System.” This computer chip attaches to your shoe and when you cross the finish line you will be automatically scored. This added technology allows us to score the events much faster. “Chrono Track System” will be handed out during packet pick up and on race morning at the YMCA.


There will be take home awards for the overall winners in the running and walking events. Awards will be presented to the top three runners in all categories in the 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk. The 1 mile fun run is a non-competitive event.

Niles-Buchanan YMCA

905 North Front Street
Niles, Michigan 49120

Phone: (269) 683-1552
Fax: (269) 683-9927
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Schedule of Events

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All proceeds from this event support the YMCA’s Financial Assistance Fund.

For more information please call 269-683-1552.

Thanksgiving Day Run sweatshirts are now available at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA. They come in Charcoal Grey and Royal Blue S-XL with additional sizes available by request. Get your performance hooded sweatshirt just in-time for the
Thanksgiving Day Run! Just $39.00.

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The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
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