Saturday, September 8, 2018 • Saginaw, MI • 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 makes its 11th annual running 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.
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 its rainiest month of the year in September, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 30°F (in 1963) and as high as 96°F (in 1960).
On race day (Sept. 8), the average low is 55ºF and the average high is 76ºF.
- 2017 Run For Your Heart Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Run For Your Heart Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Run For Your Heart Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Run For Your Heart Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Run For Your Heart Half Marathon Results
- 7:50 AM – 10K
- 8:00 AM – half marathon
- 8:20 AM – 5K
- 9:30 AM – 1-mile-ish fun run
- $45 -$55 for the half marathon
- $22 – $30 for the 10K or 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of Saginaw’s Run for Your Heart Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register at the event website below.
Official Race Website
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