A portion of this event’s proceeds benefit our featured charity, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Epic Races invites you to the third annunal HeartMiRun Virtual 5K. Benefitting 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. Discover shady trails winding through woods and forests. Venture onto sunny pathways that border sparkling lakes. Enjoy the simple serenity of running or walking in a setting that makes you feel at one with the earth and at peace with the planet.
To participate in the HeartMIRun Virtual 5K, follow these steps:
To help get you started, we’ve listed some of our favorite 5K courses below. Choose one of these, choose one of your own… as long as you choose to get on out there and get moving!
The HeartMIRun Virtual 5K is 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.
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.
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!
Epic Races recognizes the compassion, support, and friendship that exists between a runner and their I Run 4 buddy. To help your buddy feel more special, we’ve created a race add-on so that your buddy can receive his or her own HeartMIRun Virtual 5K medal. We applaud those runners who dedicate their miles to buddies with special needs whose conditions span the spectrum from total physical disability to developmental delays to autism spectrum disorders and more. Look for the IR4 add-on when you register, or log into Run Sign Up to manage your registration and add the IR4 add-on. For more information on the I Run 4 program or to be matched with a buddy of your own, visit the I Run 4 web site. Please note that IR4 buddy medals may only be purchased by athletes officially matched with an IR4 buddy. The funds from orders received from unaffiliated participants will be donated to the IR4 Foundation.
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.