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Frequently Asked Questions about the Metro Way 5K

When is the race?
Wednesday, July 15 – Sunday, July 19, submissions must be in by 11:59 pm on July 19

How do I register?
Online registration is open until July 15.

If you have experiencing issues registering online, please email

How much does the 5K Run & Walk cost?
Early-bird registration (through June 12): $25/person
Late registration (June 13 – July 15): $30/person

Is there a group or family discount?
Yes, groups of 4 or more automatically receive a 20% discount when registering together.

As a Metro Health employee, do I get a discount?
Yes. Metro Health employees receive $5 off their registration. You may not combine this discount with the group discount. You may not apply this discount to friends or family entry. Contact Healthy Best for the discount code.

How are the race shirts sized?
The Metro Way 5K shirts are unisex.

Am I guaranteed a shirt?
Participants must register by July 5 to reserve their t-shirt size. Participants who register after July 17 may still receive a shirt while supplies last.

What do the shirts look like?
Watch for details!

My child wants to run or walk the 5K with me. Can they participate in the 5K?
Yes, your child can participate in the 5K by officially registering and paying the race entry fee.

Do I have to run the 5K?
The Metro Way 5K is a run and walk so whether you run, skip, walk or hop – all levels of exercise are welcome!

Where do the proceeds of the Metro Way 5K go?
The funds raised for the Metro Way 5K will benefit Metro Health’s community health initiatives. As a nonprofit community hospital, Metro Health strives to offer free and low-cost health screens, services, fitness classes and educational seminars to the community.

How do I become a sponsor of the Metro Way 5K?
Contact the Metro Health Hospital Foundation for information about sponsorship levels and opportunities. Call (616)252-5000 or e-mail

How are the awards divided?

  • Overall Male & Female
  • Master Male & Female

1st place for Male & Female in the following age groups:

  • 14 and under
  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60 and over 


  • 2nd place Male & Female in each age group
  • 3rd place Male & Female in each age group

Still have questions?
You can e-mail