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May the Fourth Be with You Virtual 4K

May 31 @ 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM


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May the Fourth Be with You Virtual 4K
benefiting Make-A-Wish® Michigan

Celebrate Star Wars Day — May 4th — by summoning the energy flowing within you and around you to guide you on a mission of health and wellness: completing the May the Fourth Be with You Virtual 4K.Michigan PMS2935

This virtual event is open to participants of any age and ability. Whether you honor the Light or harness the Dark, whether you’re a rebel, smuggler, or stormtrooper, you are welcome to join in on the May the Fourth fun. All you need are a sturdy pair of running shoes and the desire to complete an Epic adventure!


How to Participate

Follow these steps to take part in the May the Fourth Be with You 4K:

  • Register for this event at RunSignUp; deadline to register is May 31!
  • Decide upon your May the Fourth Be with You 4K destination. It can be anywhere between the Core Worlds and the Outer Rim, including:
    • a treadmill
    • a track
    • a favorite outdoor trail
  • Run, jog, walk, or otherwise take part in your May the Fourth Be with You 4K (2.5 miles) on your own two feet (no Force levitating allowed)
  • Complete your May the Fourth Be with You 4K! While we strongly encourage you to complete your 4K on May the Fourth, you have until May 31 to finish.
  • Tell us about your May the Fourth Virtual 4K on our social media:
  • Upload a photo of your GPS tracker showing your finish time, share a selfie of you where you did your virtual 4K, or post a comment telling us about it. Be sure to use the hashtag #EpicMay4th!

Sharing your May the Fourth experience is not mandatory.
You are not required to report your 4K to us.
We strongly encourage you to share your experience on social media.
This is not a Jedi mind trick!


Virtual Run, Real Swag!

Every May the Fourth Be with You 4K participant will receive a totally cosmic finisher’s medal created especially for this event, alongScreen Shot 2017-04-20 at 9.29.31 AM with a May the Fourth Be with You T-shirt. All medals and shirts will be shipped out on June 15.star wars medal

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.



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A portion of the proceeds of the May the Fourth Be with You 4K benefit Make-A-Wish® Michigan and their extraordinary work with children throughout the galaxy. To learn more about Make-A-Wish® Michigan, visit their website.

Enjoy your 4K, and May the Fourth be with you!

Race Day Schedule

Race day schedule not yet available



All participants receive a May the Fourth Be with You 4K medal and an event T-shirt. Swag will be sent out to all participants on June 15.

May the Fourth Be with You Virtual 4K Entry Fees

Virtual 4K Deadline

May 1, 2017 – May 4, 2017


May 5, 2017 – May 15, 2017


May 16, 2017 – May 31, 2017


Q. I don't run very well. Can I ride my Bantha?
A. No, unless you want your Bantha to earn its May the Fourth medal. You don't have to run your 4K. You can walk it, jog it, skate it, dance it, crawl it... any form of movement on your own two feet! No Force levitation allowed!

Q. Should I bring water with me for my run?
A. Bringing water along to keep yourself hydrated is always a good idea, especially if you're doing your 4K on Tatooine or Jakku.

Q. Do I have to do my 4K outside?
A. No! You can take part in the May the Fourth Be with You 4K on an indoor track, on a treadmill, or even in a space station.

Q. I finished my 4K. Now what?
A. Congratulations! We hope the Fourth was with you. You are welcome to share photos and details about your 4K on our social media accounts (@epicraces on Twitter and Instagram; https://www.facebook.com/events/101062557115466/ on Facebook). All swag will be shipped on June 15.

Q. Can I moonwalk?
A. Moonwalking is quite an appropriate form of locomotion for the May the Fourth Be with You 4K. If you'd like to moonwalk, please make sure you have a Padawan with you to make sure you stay on course and don't run into any obstacles.

Q. What should I wear for my May the Fourth Be with You 4K?
A. We recommend you dress appropriately for the weather in your part of the galaxy, preferably in non-restrictive clothing. Beyond that, it's up to you!

Q. Can friends join me on my 4K?
A. Absolutely! The Fourth will be with them, always.

Q. I don't live in Michigan. Can I still participate?
A. Absolutely! All participants are welcome, whether they are located in the Core Worlds or the Outer Rim.

Q. Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
A. Yes! Log into your Run Sign Up account, click the My Registered Races button, click Manage Registration by May the Fourth Be with You 4K, then click Transfer to Another Runner and follow the onscreen instructions. There is a $15 charge to transfer your registration to another event, as well as a Run Sign Up processing fee. NOTE: the deadline to transfer your registration to another person is May 17, 2017.

Q. I've changed my mind about participating. How do I get a refund?
A. By registering for an Epic Races event, you have purchased a ticket to participate in one of the most exhilarating and enjoyable events in the galaxy. As with a ticket to any sports or entertainment event, there are no refunds or credits if you choose not to participate.

Q. I'm not on Facebook. How do I report my 4K to you?
A. There is no need to report your 4K to Epic Races. Our virtual events are conducted via the honor system. We do encourage you to share your experience with us via photos and comments on our May the Fourth Be with You Virtual 4K event page on Facebook or on other social media (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat), but we won't Jedi mind-trick you into doing so.


May 31
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
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(734) 585-7101


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