HeartMIRun Virtual 5K

September 1 @ 12:00 AM - November 1 @ 11:55 PM

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Going Natural Has Never Felt This Good!


A portion of this event’s proceeds benefits our featured charity, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Epic Races invites you to run or walk the HeartMiRun Virtual 5K. Benefiting Michigan State Parks, the HeartMIRun takes you off the sidewalks and roadways of the cities and suburbs and into our stunning state parklands and preserves.

How to Heart MI Run

To participate in the HeartMIRun Virtual 5K, follow these steps:

  • Register for the event; deadline to register is November 1, 2018!
  • Locate a park, forest, trail, or any public land managed by the State of Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Head to your chosen park and go for your HeartMIRun (or jog, walk, skip, dance… anything on your own two feet) between September 1 and November 30, 2018.
    • Tell us about your HeartMIRun! Head to the 2018 HeartMIRun Virtual 5K Facebook event page, “join” the event if you haven’t already, then upload a photo of your GPS tracker showing your mileage and time, share a selfie of you with the sign of the state park where you ran or walked, or post a comment about your run or walk and tag the park. You can also post your photos on Instagram and tag us (@epicraces) or tweet about it on Twitter and tag us (@epicraces).
      • There is no need to report your run to us! Letting us know about your HeartMIRun via social media is preferred, but not mandatory!
  • All swag will be sent out on November 26, 2018!

Virtual Run, Real Swag!

Every HeartMIRun participant will receive a gorgeous medal, along with a HeartMIRun T-shirt and a HeartMIRun sticker. All HeartMIRun swag will be mailed out on November 30, 2018.

Join us on Strava!

If you have not already joined our Strava Virtual Race Club, please remember to check it out at https://www.strava.com/clubs/heartmirun.  It is a great way to track your mileage as well as get some extra inspiration. We will have a special award for the male and female winners on Strava. Strava posts can be uploaded directly to Facebook!

Not in Michigan? Not a Problem!

You can participate in HeartMIRun even if you don’t live in the Mitten or UP. Simply go to your state’s favorite state park, forest, trail, etc., and do your walk or run there, then tell us all about it on our Facebook event page!

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.


New to Virtual Running?

Check out the ins and outs of participating in a virtual run here. Then grab your gear, grab some friends, and head out to do your HeartMIRun!


Pure Michigan Fit!

The HeartMIRun Virtual 5K has been endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports. This is part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series and qualifies for the Pure Michigan FITness Challenge. For details on the Pure Michigan FITness Series and to take part in the Pure Michigan FITness Challenge, click here.

Park Information

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.

Event Schedule

Coffee, maybe a bagel, then hit the trail!



All finishers receive a 2017 finisher's medal, a race shirt, a HeartMIRun auto decal, and a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that your run just helped out our beautiful state parks!

HeartMIRun Virtual 5K Entry Fees


September 1 @ 12:00 AM
November 1 @ 11:55 PM
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