Join the fight against cancer and participate in the return of the Wheatlake Festival of Races, a virtual event that runs Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16, 2021.  A virtual event is an opportunity for you to celebrate your training and fight cancer on your individual schedule while avoiding large crowds.  It gives you the flexibility to run or walk when and where you choose during the weekend of Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16. This family-friendly event can be held on the unmarked Big Rapids Riverwalk and the White Pine Trail courses or participants may choose their own course.  Race shirts and participatory medals will be awarded to all who sign up for a running event.

Sponsor this event

To sign up for the virtual run/walk, please visit the Wheatlake Festival of Races  registration site.

Race proceeds will benefit the Wheatlake Cancer and Wellness Fund, helping patients at the Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center.  For more information, please contact Laurie Alighire at 616.391.9125 or

Wheatlake Races May 14-16, 2021