Get your capes ready to make a difference

TRAVERSE CITY — Business students at Northwestern Michigan College will be hosting the third annual Big Little Hero Race in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan on Saturday, April 15.

The superhero themed race will be on NMC’s main campus and includes:

  • 1 mile fun run/walk (free registration and free collectible cape for children)
  • 5K run/walk - $20 for students $30 for adults ($25 for students and $35 for adults after March 20)
  • 10K run - $20 for students $30 for adults ($25 for students and $35 for adults after March 20)

The one-mile fun run will start at 9 a.m. and the officially timed 5K and 10K will begin at 9:30 a.m. Participants who register before April 1 will receive a free collectible technical running shirt.

Awards given for:

  • Best male costume
  • Best female costume
  • Best child costume
  • Best team costume

Medals given for:

  • Top 3 best times for each age group for males
  • Top 3 best times for each age group for females

Prizes given for:

  • Top overall time for male 5K and 10K
  • Top overall time for female 5K and 10K

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan helps match at-risk youth with mentors. The organization aims to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally-supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.

Every year the Big Little Hero Race honors a local hero. The 2017 race will be in memory of Sonja Olshove, a beloved NMC professor who passed in September 2016. Olshove received the Imogene Wise Faculty Excellence Award twice for her significant impact on the lives of her students.

After the race there will a wide variety of children’s activities along with live music and a silent auction.

The race will be timed by Endurance Evolution. For more information and registration, visit Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available and encouraged.

Release Date: March 6, 2017

For More Information:

Kristy McDonald
NMC Instructor
(231) 995-1059

Abby Gudith
Project Marketing/Media Director
(231) 409-7347


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