Run, Walk, Rock

Mark your calendars for the 2023 5K - Saturday, May 20!

You participation in this event, and your donations to Lory’s Place, help provide vital support to our hurting communities throughout Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. Your financial support through fundraisers, like Run Walk Rock, ensures safe spaces are available for those who have experienced the death of someone. 

This work could not happen without you; thank you!

Don't forget to take pictures and post them on our social media pages.

Facebook - @LorysPlace
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About this Race

The 19th annual Run, Walk and Rock 5k benefits Lory's Place, a Grief Healing and Education Center of Caring Circle. All programs and services at Lory’s Place are available at no charge. That means that no child or adult turned away because of an inability to pay.

The children, adults, and families who are part of Lory’s Place join us in expressing our deepest gratitude to you for supporting our mission of grief healing.

Tri-Blend Short Sleeve T-shirt

To be guaranteed a t-shirt, participants must register before April 30.

Note: If you registered for the 5K run or 5K walk from May 1 to May 20, you are not guaranteed an event t-shirt, noted on the registration form. You are also not guaranteed a shirt if you do not pick up your t-shirt at packet pick up or on race day.


Parking is in the Whirlpool lot at the corner of Upton and Momany.

Rocking Chair Raffle

If you want to win a signature white Rocking Chair, place the tag at the bottom of your bib in one of the boxes on the registration tables. All ages are eligible to win a rocking chair.

Race Fees

February 1 to March 31 (11:59 p.m.) $25 
 April1 to April 30 (11:59 p.m.) $30
 May 1 to May 18 (11:59 p.m.) $35
 May 19 and May 20 (8:15 a.m.) $40


Custom Lory's Place Run Walk Rock medals are awarded to the first three finishers in the following age groups for male and female runners and walkers:

10 and under
11 to 14
15 to 19
20 to 29
30 to 39
40 to 49
50 to 59
60 to 69
70 to 79

Friday Early Packet Pick-Up Information

Participants who pre-registered can pick up their race packet at Lory’s Place, 445 Upton Drive, St. Joseph, MI, on Friday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Champions for Children Challenge

Students, teachers, staff, and administrators are invited to represent their school in either the 5K walk or run! The school that has the most participants will receive the “Champions for Children” traveling trophy. You must indicate the school and/or grade you’re representing on the registration form to count towards this participation award.

Race Day information

Lorys Place 445 Upton Drive, St. Joseph, MI 49085

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Packet Pickup - 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

Race Start Time - 8:30 a.m.

To learn more about Mac's Sports Timing, click here: 

Make sure to follow Lory’s Place on social media for more details about the event.

Facebook - @LorysPlace
Instagram - @LorysPlace

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Sponsor This Event

If you are a local business, organization, or individual that would like to support the 2023 Run, Walk, Rock event with a donation please click the button below. For more information on sponsorship levels and opportunities click here - 2023 Sponsorship Opportunities.

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Presenting Sponsor

McLoughlin Family Foundation


Ultra Runner

Competitive Edge
Honor Credit Union
Green on Transparent - Clipped
Black on Transparent
Midwest 98.3 LOGO Social Media



Trail Racer

Anderson TEXT
B&L Information Systems
Insurance Management Service
 Eversole TEXT
Kai Steele
Starks Family Funeral Home
Upton TEXT

Road Runner

Abonmarche Consultants, Inc.

Kalin Construction Co., Inc.


Siemans in Bridgman

United Federal Credit Union

Berecz & Associates

Edgewater Resources

Vail Rubber Works, Inc.


Karma Vista Vineyards and Winery

Dr. John M. Kim Oral Surgery

North Shore Manufacturing

Dan Hopp

Bob and Carol Starks

Steve and Pam Silcox

Silver Beach Pizza

Tyler Automotive

Special Thanks

Berrien County Sheriff's Department
Best Way Disposal
City of St. Joseph
Mac's Sports Timing
Whirlpool Corporation

Your generosity can make a difference.