REED CITY — Runners and walkers still have time to register for the 11th Annual 5K Run and Walk event, hosted by Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 15.

The course takes participants through the parks and streets of Reed City, with the start and finish line located behind Reed City Hospital at 300 N. Patterson Road. All runners will have a microchip in their bib that electronically records their time as they cross the finish line.

This annual event is part of the Reed City Great American Crossroads Festival. Last year, more than 175 runners participated in the event. Registration is $25.

Trophies and medals will be awarded for first, second and third place male and female finishers in the following age categories: 0-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 plus years.

Register for the 5K or walk online at To receive a registration form by mail, call (231) 832.7149.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the expansion of eCare services at Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals. eCare utilizes technology to offer patients access to specialists while avoiding transfers and long commutes.

The event is sponsored by Cargill. Additional race sponsorship packages are available to local businesses. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact the Spectrum Health Foundation at Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals by calling (231) 592-4367.