Michigan > Run for Your Heart Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Saginaw, MI • Saturday, September 7, 2013 • Course Map
Designed as an event to both raise awareness of the country's number-one health risk and combat that risk by encouraging runners to train for the event, the Run for Your Heart Half Marathon, 10K and 5K makes its 6th annual running in early September 2013, along an out-and-back course that features long stretches along the Saginaw River and a pair of crossings over the Court Street bridge that spans the river.
Race organizers plan to donate all proceeds from the race to fighting heart disease in the mid-Michigan area, by giving grants to regional programs that seek to help people improve their cardiovascular health and fitness.
On the day of the event, runners will line up at line up at the starting line at the offices of the Michigan CardioVascular Institute, just off Remington Street and Washington Avenue. From there, the course follows an out-and-back route through the streets of Saginaw, first through the newly renovated Hoyt Park and then along an out-and-back stretch along Wickespark Drive, which runs alongside the Saginaw River.
Later stretches of the race unfold through Saginaw's Old Town business district, Wickes Park and Rust Park, Celebration Square and Ojibway Island near the end of the race, as runners are making their way through the final mile along the Saginaw Riverwalk back to MCVI for the race finish. There's also a long out-and-back stretch along Court Street, which takes runners through the residential neighborhoods that lead up to Arthur Hill High School, which is mostly flat and fast.
Overall, more than 580 runners and walkers crossed the finish line at the race's 2012 running, including just over 120 finishers in the half marathon alone. For the 2013 race, the scheduled starting time is 7:30 AM for the half marathon, which participants must finish within the race cutoff time of 4 hours. The 10K and 5K runs start at 8:00 AM and 8:10 AM, respectively.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the banks of the Saginaw River in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, about 100 miles northwest of Detroit, Saginaw typically sees September temperatures that average between 52°F and 74°F, while rainfall totals average just over 4 inches, making September the city's wettest month of the year.
On the day of the race (Sept. 7), the average low is 55°F and the average high is 77°F.
View the race route map for the Run for Your Heart Half Marathon
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To reserve your spot in the late summer/early fall 2013 running of Saginaw's Run for Your Heart Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at the event website.
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