Love Your Parks Virtual 5k

July is Parks and Recreation Month and to celebrate, the mParks Foundation is hosting a Virtual 5k July 21 and 22.

As parks and recreation professionals, it is our job to promote healthy lifestyles, but it is often our own health we put on the back burner. The Love Your Parks Virtual 5k is the perfect way for you, your families and your communities to get moving all while supporting local parks and recreation departments.

The weekend event will benefit 32 mParks Agency Members by donating 50% of proceeds to the department of your choice.


A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Your medal will be shipped directly to you.

Not a runner? (Or a walker, or a biker...) You can still support the mParks Foundation and your local parks and recreation department by making a donation to the department of your choice.

32 mParksAgency Members have signed up as beneficiaries:

  • Bridgeport Parks & Recreation
  • Calhoun County Parks & Recreation
  • Canton Leisure Services
  • Clark Park Coalition
  • Delta Township Parks & Recreation
  • Detroit Recreation Department
  • Farmington Hills Special Services
  • Ferndale Recreation
  • Flat Rock Community Center
  • City of Frankenmuth
  • Genesee County Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation
  • Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation
  • Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority
  • Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors
  • Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation
  • Kentwood Parks & Recreation
  • Lansing Parks & Recreation
  • Meridian Township Parks & Recreation
  • Midland Parks & Recreation
  • Monroe Parks & Recreation
  • Oxford Township Parks & Recreation
  • City of Petoskey
  • Plymouth Recreation Department
  • Rochester Hills Parks & Forestry
  • Saline Senior Center
  • Springfield Township Parks & Recreation
  • Tart Trails
  • City of Troy
  • Wayne County Parks
  • West Bloomfield Parks
  • West Bloomfield - Adventure Park

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