Why Run Albion
How many races are there across Michigan on every weekend, countless!!! We know you can choose from DOZENS of races each weekend across Michigan, so why should you choose to Run Albion? It’s simple, there aren’t many places like Albion and many places that are active in their revitalization.
Run Albion is about the past, present, and future of Albion. Each run will pass through and by the best features of Albion including the historic downtown with a red brick road (it isn’t the Land of Oz), community neighborhoods, Albion College, and beautiful waterways, parks, and trails.
In addition to the beautiful course, as a Run Albion participant, your registration fee is donated back to select nonprofits in the Albion area. With the support of our generous sponsors, we are able to cover the entire cost of the race and then donate your registration fee to a nonprofit in exchange for volunteer support along the course. When you Run Albion you can know that you’re making an IMPACT in Albion.
So the answer to your question, “Why Run Albion?”
- A blast from the past in the historic downtown
- Boost of brainpower through the cutting edge Albion College campus
- Peace and serenity of Kalamazoo River and area parks.
- Support the mission of local nonprofits
Festival of the Forks
The third event, Forks 5K, is especially full of examples of what makes Albion, great. The Forks 5K is a part of Albion’s annual Festival of the Forks. The Festival of the Forks is a celebration of Albion’s community. Events, concerts, kid-friendly activities, and a variety of food vendors fill the downtown starting Friday afternoon through Saturday evening. Find more information at www.festivaloftheforks.org