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April 27

Freeland, MI

United Financial CU Freeland Walleye Fest 5K/10K 2017 Overview

United Financial Credit Union is proud to present the 8th Annual Freeland Walleye Festival Race for 2017! Join several hundred participants in running and/or walking USATF sanctioned 10k and 5k road courses. Or run along with the kids on a 1 Mile trail fun run course. A portion of proceeds from this race go to benefitting We will once again be racing on a Thursday night at Tittabawassee Township Park with all adult participants receiving one free weekend entry to the Fish Tent when showing their race bib! 

This race is being organized as part of the 32nd annual Freeland Walleye Festival through a joint effort between United Financial Credit Union, TriToFinish, Walleye Festival Organizers and Tittabawassee Township with proceeds being placed back into the Freeland community through the Freeland Lions Club, a 501c3 charitable organization.

Date:  April 27, 2017

Start Time:  6:00 PM

Location:  Tittabawassee Township Park

Address:  9200 Midland Rd, Freeland, MI 48623

Course Description:

Situated on "Old Midland" Road just north of the intersection with M-47, Tittabawassee Park is the site of the Start and Finish to this FLAT out and back country road course. 5K and 10K runners will exit the park heading northwest on Old Midland Road before turning slight right onto N. Gleaner Rd after a short distance. 5K runners will turn around at the 1.5 mile mark while 10K runners will continue on before turning around where Salzburg Rd crosses N Gleaner Rd.

There will also be a 1 Mile Fun Run that will take place on the Frisbee Golf Trails within Tittabawassee Park. 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:

  • Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Freeland Branch – United Financial Credit Union, 7600 Midland Rd, in the Pat’s Grocery Complex

  • Thursday, April 27th, 2017 from 4:00-5:45 pm at Tittabawassee Township Park

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, April 21st! These shirts are of high quality and will be available in unisex, ladies cut, 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 

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra Large
  • 2XL
  • Ladies Cut Small
  • Ladies Cut Medium
  • Ladies Cut Large
  • Ladies Cut Extra Large
  • Youth Small
  • Youth Medium
  • Youth Large

Note: Please keep in mind that Ladies Cut shirts generally run smaller than standard unisex t-shirts as they are designed to be somewhat form fitting. Participants will receive the size and type shirts ordered. Exchanges will be unavailable.

Times and Timing: 

The 5K and 10K Run/Walk event will be timed in accordance with USATF sanctioning requirements. The 1 Mile Fun Run will NOT be timed.

5K and 10K 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



Awards will be provided 3 deep to overall male and female winners of the 5K and 10K events. In addition overall winners will receive free entry to next year’s Walleye Festival Event in the category they win. 2nd Place overall finishers will receive 50% off and 3rd Place overall finishers will receive 25% off entry to the 2018 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 shoulder being used as part of this race, we cannot allow dogs to participate.

Can I run/walk with a stroller?

While the narrow shoulder once again is a concern, single-wide jogging strollers will be allowed for both the 5k and 10k races, while single-wide strollers of various types will be allowed for the 5k race. This is a family-friendly festival race after all! 

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 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.



  • 10K Run
  • 5K Run/Walk
  • 1 Mile Trail Fun Run


10K Run

  • $25.00 valid through 3/15/17
  • $30.00 valid through 4/25/17**
  • $35.00 for on-site registration

5K Run/Walk*

  • $25.00 valid through 3/15/17
  • $30.00 valid through 4/25/17**
  • $35.00 for on-site registration

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

  • $15.00 valid through 3/15/17
  • $20.00 valid through 4/25/17**
  • $25.00 for on-site registration

1 Mile Trail Fun Run

  • $10.00 valid through 3/15/17
  • $12.00 valid through 4/25/17**
  • $15.00 for on-site registration

* 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, Tuesday, April 25th, 2017. After that, ALL registrations will be completed on-site at late registration/packet pickup at the increased rate.

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