Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run

Monday, September 4, 2023

Come out of your shell and enjoy the Paint Creek Trail with our annual Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run! This family friendly event is held every year in conjunction with the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run for all our locals who can’t make the trip up north. We hope you’ll enjoy the scenic beauty of the Paint Creek along the trail as you go. Starting at the Rochester Municipal Park Kiwanis Pavilion, participants can choose either a 1 mile walk or 5k run on the Paint Creek Trail. Onsite registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and the event begins at 9:00 a.m.

Online preregistration is open now, follow the link to REGISTER HERE. Walk up registration will begin onsite starting at 8:00 a.m. the day of the event. Join us for giveaways, family fun, and delicious treats! This year’s theme will be centered on a resident community of the Paint Creek and alongside the trail – Turtles! Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve will be present, along with a rescued turtle friend of theirs, to provide information about their organization and the lifestyle of turtles.

This is a free community event supported by our sponsors, with a suggested donation of $5 for event goers. If you’re interested in sponsoring the Labor Day Bridge Walk this year, please submit the sponsorship form no later than August 17th, 2023. Unable to sponsor but want to assist the Trail still? Volunteers are still needed to assist with set-up and clean-up on the day of the event. Contact the trail office for more information on how you can sponsor, volunteer, or otherwise support this wonderful family-friendly event!

This year’s Presenting Sponsor is Spalding DeDecker, award winning engineering and survey firm. Spalding DeDecker has been a long-time supporter of the Paint Creek Trail and the Labor Day Bridge Walk. We are honored that they chose to sponsor the bridge walk event again this year!

We are also grateful for the donation of our Supporting Sponsors, Friends of the Paint Creek Trail, Mayor Barnett (Committee to Retain Bryan K. Barnett), and Rochester Sign Shop!

Much appreciation to our Contributing Sponsors as well! Thank you, Trent Creative, Theresa Mungioli, Friends of Donni Steele, David Walker, The Silver Shamrocks, Sarah & Emily Blust, David & Rita Becker, and John & Carol Morlan.

Refreshments for this year’s Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run are being sponsored in-kind by Tim Hortons of Rochester Road and Trader Joe’s of Walton Blvd. Thanks for keeping our walkers and runners fueled! There will also be donuts from Knapp’s Donuts of Rochester.

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