Annual Salmon Run to take place Sept. 24

Proceeds of the 5K/10K run/walk supports St. Ann's Senior Services Center

Running enthusiasts enjoy the Baldwin area each year during the annual Salmon Run.

Running enthusiasts enjoy the Baldwin area each year during the annual Salmon Run.

Courtesy of Salmon Run Baldwin

BALDWIN — Taking in the beautiful views in the Baldwin area and enjoying the early autumn morning air are just a couple reasons people anticipate the annual Salmon Run. The 5K/10K run/walk is a chance to run for a good cause, with proceeds supporting St. Ann's Senior Services Center, benefiting seniors throughout the county.

This year's race takes place at 9 a.m. beginning at the Baldwin Village Hall, 620 Washington St., Baldwin, with late registration at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $25 per individual. The race begins and ends at the village hall.

Runners can still sign up before the day of the race by picking up and completing forms at Baldwin Lumber, Pandora's Box and Ivan's Campground. A form also is available at facebook.com/SalmonRunBaldwin or at Racewire.com

In addition to supporting seniors, the race also is a time to bring people to Baldwin and enjoy all the favorite stops and shopping at local area businesses. 

"Race time is drawing near. Don't miss this great race and the opportunity to support local businesses and St. Ann Senior Services," organizer Deborah Hanes said. "It's a great race, in a great area, with great people. It doesn't get much better than that." 

The 10K offers serious runners scenic route of hills and lakes, with some areas paved, but most not. The 5K is mostly flat paved surfaces with one large hill. There also is an option of a 2K stroll on the Pere Marquette Trail, which is untimed and begins and ends at the Brown Trout Sculpture after registration.

Age groups for men and women categories are: ages 14 and younger, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 and 65 and older. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded for each category. 

Each pre-registered runner will receive a Sammy Salmon T-shirt and swag bag. Late registrants will receive the shirt and bag on availability. 

As the name suggests, the Salmon Run highlights the importance the Pere Marquette River offers the local area, with fishing enthusiasts gathering at its banks every year as the salmon run through, bringing tourism and recreation to the area. Runners are asked to support sponsors and local area businesses while enjoying the day in Lake County.