Runaway Bride Headed to the Waterfront Saturday

This Saturday, you may see a variety of people dressed in wedding attire running through Pine Grove park and along the waterfront near the Blue Water Bridge. Why will they be running? To raise money for A Beautiful Me.

The Runaway Bride 5K run and 2 mile walk starts at 8 AM on Saturday, August 13, 2022, and includes a mini-reception with raffle prizes and awards for 5-K timed-winners of the race.

You can register for the run/walk and buy raffle tickets online at The raffle is for a unique experience to board the Lakes Pilot boat and touch a freighter out on Lake Huron. Raffle tickets are $10 each, and the winner will be drawn after the run.

Karen Palka, Founder and Executive Director of A Beautiful Me said, “Our beloved mascot ‘Ruby the Runner’ has been seen around Michigan recruiting runners and walkers to say ‘I DO’ if they are willing to start the race. We are grateful for our many sponsors, including our lead sponsor, Beacon Wealth Group. ”

A Beautiful Me provides confidence-building programs and workshops for girls in 3rd – 12th grade, and all proceeds raised from The Runaway Bride will support their work in the community.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand