When: Saturday, September 11th – 9 AM
Registration: Sign up online
Where: Grand Rapids Area Library

Join us for the 5th annual Lumberjack Mile & 5K – with a new route!

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Volunteer at the Lumberjack Mile & 5K

Do you want to play your part - but you're not a runner? Throw on your best flannel, get into the Lumberjack spirit, and volunteer with us! We couldn't pull off the event without the support and assistance of volunteers.

Run Registration
Run registration volunteers will help set up the registration area inside the library. When runners begin arriving to check in, registration volunteers will distribute run packets, process same-day registrations, and answer questions. Sign up

Traffic Monitor
Traffic monitors will be posted along the run route to help runners safely cross the street. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age for this role. Sign up

T-shirt Merchant
T-shirt merchants will help set up and run a T-shirt station, where “vintage” Lumberjack run T-shirts will be sold to raise funds for United Way’s community investments. Sign up

Sign up for these opportunities and more on Bonfire, the Itasca area’s online volunteer platform powered by United Way.

Sponsor the Lumberjack Mile & 5K

Annually drawing in over 100 runners, the Lumberjack Mile & 5K helps United Way raise funds for their annual campaign. The run is open to the public and may be attended by community leaders, volunteers, partner agency representatives, and local media outlets.

Sponsorship levels and their accompanying benefits are outlined below.

Platinum

$1,000

  • Recognition as Platinum Sponsor
  • Reduced Mile/5K entry fee(s)
  • Promoted as Platinum sponsor in all publicity materials, including radio and television
  • Live radio interview
  • Prominent inclusion of company logo on event program, signage, and T-shirt
  • Name mention at event
  • Recognition on United Way of 1000 Lakes’ website with your logo and a link to your website

Gold

$500

  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor
  • Reduced Mile/5K entry fee(s)
  • Promoted as a Gold sponsor in all publicity materials, including radio and television
  • Prominent inclusion of company logo on event program, signage, and T-shirt
  • Name mention at event
  • Recognition on United Way of 1000 Lakes’ website

If you’re interested in sponsoring the Lumberjack Mile & 5K, or another event, email kimberly@uwlakes.org or call United Way at 218-999-7570.

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