Run for the Trees: Happy Lies (Virtual) 5K

  • Presented By: The National Parks service.
  • Dates: 4/22/2024, 4/23/2024, 4/24/2024, 4/25/2024, 4/26/2024
  • Location: Any State Park
  • Grandview Parkway
  • traverse City, MI 49684
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Registration is $36 and includes your keepsake Happy Little T-shirt, Happy Little Trees sticker (new this year!), finisher’s medal, commemorative bib number and shipping

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  • About

    Run, walk or roll this Bob Ross-inspired race!

    Now is the time to sign up for this spring's Run for the Trees: Happy Little (Virtual) 5K! Run, walk or roll to support tree planting and forest protection efforts in state parks. Registration is open through Monday, April 1, at midnight. Race details:


    No matter how you reach the finish line - walk, run or roll - you pick the pace and the place, anywhere outdoors! Everyone who participates gets a Happy Little T-shirt, a commemorative bib number and finisher's medal. For good measure, Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 26)** serve as bookends to this tree-supporting race! 

    Registration is encouraged by April 1, 2024 to ensure delivery before the April events. Packets will start shipping on March 1. Registration closes on April 15. 

    If you are looking to register 10 or more people, please contact Michelle O'Kelly at for potential discounts and special registration instructions.

    And don't forget to submit your photos and results at the completion of the event. This is not required but encouraged.

    ** Result and photo submissions can be made the weekend before Earth Day and the weekend after Arbor Day for those that can't complete their 5K during the work week.

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