Bee Brave 5K Run and Walk


Race Day

When & Where:

Join us on Saturday, October 12th at 7500 Alaska Avenue SE, Caledonia. Held on the property and surrounding area of Shagbark Farms. Race time 9:00 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE, THE ROUTE IS LOCATED IN CALEDONIA, not Middleville! Google maps is not showing accurately so BE CERTAIN to look for 7500 Alaska Avenue SE!


How Much?

Registration cost is $25 for 18 and older, $17 for 17 and younger. Kids Fun Run (for ages 5-13) registration is $15. Click here to register!


Online registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10th. Late registration available on race day for $35. Opens at 7:15 a.m. and goes until 8:30 a.m.


If you would prefer to pay with check or cash, please use this form, make checks payable to Van Andel Institue and mail to the following address by Monday, September 30th:

Van Andel Institute

Attn: Development

333 Bostwick Avenue NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503


5K Details:

Packet Pickup, which includes your race shirt and bib, is the morning of the race beginning at 7:00 a.m.


Age groups : 18-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60+

Medals given to top 3 in each category. 

Top Male and Top Female runners get a $100 Visa gift card.


Announcements begin at 8:30 a.m. Featured fighters speak at 8:40 a.m. Race begins at 9:05 a.m. 

Medals awarded as runners finish. Refreshments available immediately following the race.


View the Course Map HERE.


Kids Fun Run Details:

Calling all kids from age 5-13 for our FIRST EVER Bee Brave Kids FUN RUN!  Your $15 registration will include a t-shirt, ribbons and fun kid friendly snacks after the 1.5K run. The Kids Fun Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. The KFR will take 2 loops around the inner loop on the property at Shagbark Farms. It is a challenging little course but one the kids will love!  The start/finish is the same for all participants so the kiddos will line up IN BACK OF the 5K participants. The cool thing is that they WILL see their times when they cross the finish line, although THEY WILL NOT BE OFFICIALLY TIMED.


If you have a child is more of an accomplished runner, and/or has run races before, I would recommend they sign up to participate in the full 5k event.

We are excited to offer this event as a fun way to involve young kids in our already fun, family event.  Please help us spread the word about this addition to Bee Brave!