NEW DATE: Grab your capes and running shoes for a super cause

TRAVERSE CITY — The Big Little Hero Race scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018 has been POSTPONED in anticipation of inclement weather.

The new date is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 on Northwestern Michigan College’s Front Street campus. Registration has been extended to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018.

This event is a semester long experiential learning project organized by NMC's business communication students to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Michigan. It was voted favorite local race of 2017 by the Traverse City Track Club.

The costume-encouraged festivities begin at 9 a.m. with the free one-mile fun run, followed by the officially-timed 5K and 10K at 9:30 a.m. Endurance Evolution will provide timing services. During the race there will be food, family-friendly events, games, and a silent raffle in and around West Hall. Register by March 21 for early bird pricing and to guarantee a race t-shirt. Race, jog or walk any of the below events.

  • Fun Run - free and untimed. All children receive a free cape
  • 5K - $15 for students, $25 for adults
  • 10K - $15 for students, $25 for adults

Awards, including College for Kids gift certificates, will be given for best times and costumes. All friendly, leashed dogs are welcome and there is a prize for the best dressed pup.

Every year the Big Little Hero Race Team selects a local hero to honor. This year's race will celebrate the staff and teachers of Blair Elementary School for their commitment to their students and community as everyday heroes. They will be honored by starting the one-mile fun run and recognized at the award ceremony.

In its four years, this race has raised more than $70,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan. Their goal is “to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally-supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.”

To register, visit

Release date: April 13, 2018

For More Information:

Kristy McDonald
Business Instructor
(231) 995-1059

Meg Rosenberg
Student Public Relations Coordinator
(231) 883-7178


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