The Runaway Bride 5K Set for August 1

In-person 5Ks are getting back on the calendar after a long season of cancellations and virtual races. The Runaway Bride 2nd Annual 5k FUNdraiser is scheduled for Saturday, August 1. That gives runners about six weeks to get in shape after a “Safer at Home” experience that may have included a lot of baked goods and Netflix marathons.

The Runaway Bride 5K raises funds for A Beautiful Me, a local charity that empowers girls through workshops, programs, and events in their schools and community. Over 9,000 girls have benefited from their programs since the founding in 2008.

The race will take place along the St. Clair River in Port Huron, starting at 8:00 a.m. Runners and walkers are encouraged to go along with the wedding theme and get their old bridesmaid dresses or tuxedos out of the closet for the race.

Participants get a free t-shirt if they sign up by July 10. More information can be found at The cost is $30 for those who preregister and $40 on the day of the event.

Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland