August 4

Uptown Bay City, MI

Inaugural Decade Dash 5K Car Show 2018 Overview

For the past 7 years our automotive partners at Graff Chevrolet have hosted an awesome car show that has grown bigger and better each year. They are excited to announce that they are moving their 8th annual Car Show to Uptown Bay City with the addition of a 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run to the event!  

The move to the beautiful Uptown Bay City area means more room for the car show and a great venue for the 5k Race and a 1 Mile Fun Run.  This is all made possible with the help of Uptown Bay City! The 2018 event has been renamed the Decade Dash 5k & Car Show.  Uptown Bay City is the perfect location to enjoy a run along the riverfront and to relax while looking at classic and custom cars.  

As in the past, all proceeds will benefit Just for Kids, a 5013C Charitable program.  With your help, Graff Chevrolet, Uptown Bay City and TriToFinish believe the new event will be a big boost to benefit our local children.

NOTE:  This event is limited to 250 participants.  Sign up TODAY!

Date:  August 4, 2018

Start Time:  8:00 AM

Location:  Uptown Bay City

Address:  Main Street, Uptown, Bay City MI 48708

Course Descriptions:

5K Course
With the Saginaw River and the beautiful structures of Uptown Bay City as the backdrop, the 5K course will be set along Bay City's Riverwalk. The course will have slight winding small inclines but will be predominately flat.  The 5k runners will start out at the fountain in Uptown Bay City and head south towards the Middlegrounds and then circling back to the finish in Uptown Bay City.

1 Mile Fun Run Course
There will also be a 1 Mile Fun Run taking place along the Riverwalk.  This course will head south on the Riverwalk and go past Wenonah Park and loop back around to Uptown Bay City.  This is a FREE event and all ages are welcome, however Fun Run participants MUST be registered!  If you would like a shirt, one can be purchased for $10 through the online registration process. 

*Please note that ALL youth 1 Mile Fun Run Participants MUST have a “run buddy” age 16 or older to participate.

Packet Pickup and Late Registration:

  • Information Coming Soon

NOTE: charges a nominal fee to participants when registering. We just don’t want you to be surprised when you go to register online!


Event-specific t-shirts are guaranteed ONLY to those who register online before Noon on Friday, July 27th! These shirts are of high quality and will be available in unisex or youth sizes. All participants who register after that date/time will be provided with a TriToFinish t-shirt if event-specific shirts are unavailable on site.

Shirt Sizes Available 

  • Unisex Small
  • Unisex Medium
  • Unisex Large
  • Unisex Extra Large
  • Unisex 2XL
  • Youth Small
  • Youth Medium
  • Youth Large


Times and Timing: 

The 5K Run/Walk event will be timed in accordance with USATF sanctioning requirements. The 1 Mile Fun Run will NOT be timed.

5K Age Groups/Divisions:

  • 9 & Under
  • 10-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80 & over

Race Start Times

  • 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:00AM
  • 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8:30AM



Awards will be provided 3 deep to overall male and female winners and overall Masters (40+) male and female winners of the 5K Run/Walk. In addition overall winners will receive free entry to next year’s Decade Dash 5k Event. 2nd Place overall finishers will receive 50% off and 3rd Place overall finishers will receive 25% off entry to the 2019 event.

NOTE: All participants will receive high quality finisher medals at the finish line upon completion of their event! While age group results WILL be provided, this year’s event will NOT have age group awards.


Both actual and adjusted results from Miller Race Management will be displayed at the event and will be posted at TRITOFINISH.COM within 48 hours of race completion.


Interested in volunteering? Events like this can’t be successful without great volunteers! Sign up at the link at the top of this page and we’ll be in touch. All volunteers receive a cool, TriToFinish logo’d tech t-shirt courtesy of ATS Printing in Bay City, MI!


Can I run with my dog?

We love dogs too!  But, because of the narrow paths being used as part of this race, we cannot allow dogs to participate.

Can I run/walk with a stroller or jogger?

The narrow paths here once again are a concern.  Because of them, strollers and baby joggers will not be allowed at this event. 

What does “USATF Sanctioning” mean?

It means that organizers have followed a process with USA Track & Field that requires creation of a safety plan and purchase of outstanding insurance covering participants, volunteers, sponsors, partners and organizers of the event. It also means that your race results will be official for scoring purposes (assuming you track that sort of thing).

What happens if the event is cancelled? Will I receive a refund?

If the race is cancelled for reasons Organizers can control, then we will work diligently to provide a refund or transfer of registration to another event.  However, cancellation due to force majeure – such as extreme weather or local emergency - is not controlled by organizers and is not reason for reimbursement.  We WILL however, attempt to push start of the race back in 30-minute increments until the emergency dissipates. 


We completely understand that plans change and athletes will sometimes be unable to compete in an event they've signed up for.  Unfortunately, refunds will not be provided for any event unless the event is cancelled for reasons within our control.  Dangerous weather, natural disasters, and local emergencies are examples of reasons an event may be cancelled that are NOT within our control.

Should an athlete have an injury or other medical issue keeping them from competing in an event they've registered for, we would be happy to transfer their registration to a similar TriToFinish-owned event up to and including the same event the following season.  A doctor's slip may be required as proof of injury or ailment.  Failure to provide proof if requested will result in non-transfer of the event.

Transferring registrations to other athletes is NOT allowed.



  • 5K Run/Walk
  • 1 Mile Fun Run


5K Run/Walk*

  • $25.00 valid through 7/15/18
  • $30.00 valid through 8/02/18**
  • $35.00 for on-site registration

Youth (13 & Under) 5K Run/Walk*

  • $15.00 valid through 7/15/18
  • $20.00 valid through 8/02/18**
  • $25.00 for on-site registration

1 Mile Fun Run

  • $10.00 valid through 8/04/18

* There will not be a separate category for Walkers at this event.  All participants in the 5K are free to run and/or walk as they see fit.

** Online Registration closes at Midnight, Thursday, August 2nd, 2018.  After that, ALL registrations will be completed on-site at late registration/packet pickup at the increased rate.

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