Altru Family YMCA Veteran’s Honor Run







3K Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Registration & Brochure: VetsRunBrochure2021


Register in house or online at:


Exciting news! The Y Veterans Run will be held at the beautiful new Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Forks! We are pleased to have the opportunity to honor the women and men in the U.S. Armed Forces while bringing awareness to the amazing Veterans Memorial Park. The event will feature a 3K (1.9 mile) community fun run/walk, plus a virtual option. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Refreshments will be available. A clock will be set up for those who wish to time their run or walk. For details contact Darryl Marek:


Proceeds Support the Veterans Memorial Park and YMCA Partner of Youth scholarships! 


Please note that we will need a working email address for ALL registrants.




Altru Family YMCA FIRECRACKER 5K & 10K Fun Run/Walk

July 4, 2021

First wave goes at 8:00 am


Register here:  Firecracker 5K/10K Registration



We can’t wait to see you at the Firecracker! We have some updates that we’d like you to know about. We want to make it more festive than ever! This year, the event will feature:


  • Electronic Chip Timing

  • 5K Run/Walk • 10K Run

  • Free Kiddie Run – Modified Route / Goodie Bag & Medal for each child

  • Top finisher prizes & medals (Greenway event – for those who register by 6 pm on July 1).

  • T-shirts guaranteed for all who preregister and late registrants while supplies last. 

  • Refreshments on the Greenway.

  • Virtual (on your own) option (no medals, prizes).

  • Late and same-day registration (no medals, prizes). 




Online registration is preferred. Please see the registration link below. Registration by phone and in-house is also available. Call: (701) 775-2586


Registration Link:  Firecracker 2021 Registration


A working email address is required for all registrants as that is how we will communicate race information, updates, changes or weather related announcements. If the race is cancelled due to weather conditions or health concerns, the entire event will be run virtually. No refunds will be issued.


After 6:00 on July 1, online registration will close and the roster will be finalized and sent to our timer (there can be no exceptions, as the timers are in St. Cloud and need a couple of days to prepare the race bibs for electronic timing). Late and same-day registration may be done by phone or in-house. 



We will accept late participant enrollment in-house or at race site with the following limitations: late or same-day registrants will not be timed, and will not be eligible for top finisher prizes, door prizes, or medals. T-shirts will be available while supplies last. 


Additional updates are as follows:  


5K & 10K AWARDS !!  

1st Place Overall, women and men: $50 cash / $25 See Dick Run Gift Card / Gold Medal

2nd Place Overall, women and men: $25 Scheels Gift Card / Silver Medal

3rd Place Overall, women and men: $15 Scheels Gift Card / Bronze Medal


1st Place in Age Groups, women and men (under 12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+): Gold Medal and $5 See Dick Run Gift Card.



The name of everyone who registers by 6:00 pm on July 1 will be entered into a door prize drawing: *A YMCA nylon duffel bag, Y water bottle, and a $50 gift card to any programs or services at the Y.*

 Post-race refreshments, swag giveaways and a great time will be available to all.


To date the race is planned to be organized as follows. Please look for updates as we follow the current COVID concerns in our community. Online registration is preferred.




Adults $35 / Youth (12 & under) $25

**Race bibs and t-shirts can be picked up after 6:30 am on July 4 at the race site.**\

A VIRTUAL (ON YOUR OWN) option is available. All ages can register and participants will run a 5K or a 10K and report the time to receive the race t-shirt. Price is $30 for all ages registering for the virtual event. Medals and top finisher prizes are not awarded for the virtual race.


Greater Grand Forks Greenway, downtown Grand Forks, next to Town Square.


Proceeds Support the YMCA Partner of Youth Scholarship Program   

The Partner of Youth Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for youth and families with limited resources to participate in programs to enhance their overall health and well-being.  For more detailed information, please click here.


This information is subject to change at any time. 


We fully expect to be able to conduct the race as planned. However, unlikely as it seems, we understand that we may need to make some adjustments depending on the COVID status in our area. We will communicate any changes to you via email. If the race needs to be cancelled due to health and safety or weather concerns, the event will be run virtually. No refunds will be issued.