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The Rec Run

Run on the Island! Our community, rich in natural beauty and wildlife is nestled in the waters of Lake Michigan. The course of the runs/walks start and end at the Rec Center and will take you past meadows, woods, a vineyard and one of the best vistas on the island.

Enjoy the wildflowers and birds you’ll encounter along the course. You will follow the course markers for your particular event. Terrain is asphalt roads with some gentle inclines, so bring your running shoes accordingly. For more information on Washington Island, go to

Tortoise and Hare Time Management will be timing our event this year. Only runners will have chips in their bibs, not walkers.  Thanks to support of our friends at Washington Island Ferry Line and Island Lavender. Without their sponsorship we would not be able to do this event with professional timing.

Medical services will be provided by the Washington Island Rescue Squad. EMR's will be available at the start/finish line and will be following the last runners.

All participants will receive a custom printed cotton T-shirt.

We thank all our local sponsors. You can see list of them printed on the back of your T-shirt.

All participants will receive refreshments following the run including Power Bars, bananas, oranges, Gatorade and more.


● Female and Male top overall winners in 5K run and 10K run
● 1st place each age category
● 2nd place each age category                                                                                                                                                                                                    

2K, 5K and 10K - Male & Female - 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


No refund including weather cancellations. This means that once you register you will not receive a refund for any reason. You can transfer your entry to another person or another event with written permission of the race director. $25 charge for NSF checks.

Check-In and registration
Saturday July 28, 2018 at 9:30 am at Mosling Recreational Center. The Rec Center opens at 7:00 am the day of the Rec Run. 

Bikes and dogs
Bikes and dogs are not allowed on the course during the race. As always, dogs are allowed on the property but must be on the leash at all times. All animal waste must be picked up and removed from the site.

Aid stations
There will be water aid stations all along the course. Please be sure to check out your map for the location of these stations before you start the race. Keep it “GREEN”! Please bring your own water bottle. Uncap your bottle and the volunteers will refill your vessel.

Restrooms are available inside the Mosling Recreation Center.

Later Event: November 12
Fruit Sale