A portion of this event’s proceeds benefit our featured charity, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Start 2018 on the right foot — or left — with our Bling in the New Year with Shoe Year’s Day Virtual Race, the perfect way to kick off your resolution for a healthy and fit new year! Anyone of any age and any ability can participate: you only need your own two feet and an outdoor location!
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Every Bling in the New Year with Shoe Year’s Day participant will receive a beautiful medal created especially for this event, along with a Bling in the New Year Shoe’s Year Day T-shirt. All medals and shirts will be mailed out via Priority Mail in early March. Wear your shirt all year round to show your support for Michigan’s state parks and your commitment to fitness!
Please note: Epic Races does not ship swag to Canada or internationally. If you are a resident of Canada or another country and wish to participate in an Epic Races virtual event, please provide us with a U.S. shipping address.
Completing the Bling in the New Year with Shoe Year’s Day Virtual Race has definite health benefits, whether you’re taking your first step in a year of racing events or your first step towards fitness ever. Make your race more than just a one-time event, and encourage your friends and family to join you as you Bling in the New Year! Your participation also has benefits beyond these: a portion of the proceeds from this event go to the Michigan DNR to help fund reforestation efforts and fitness programs in state parks. The Bling in the New Year with Shoe Year’s Day Virtual Race is part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series of events and is endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports. For details on the Pure Michigan FITness Series and to take part in the Pure Michigan FITness Challenge, click here.
A State of Michigan Park permit is required to enter all DNR-managed properties. The Recreation Passport is your $11 ticket to Michigan’s state parks and outdoor adventures for an entire year! Michigan residents are not able to purchase a one-day park pass. For State Park entry, all Michigan residents must have a Recreation Passport. For details about the Recreation Passport, click here.