Have faith like a child

Race Day is April 9!

The Gary Blum 5K is a race established to continue the legacy of a beloved member of the Chippewa Community and Chippewa UMC. Funds raised through this race help send local teens to summer camp, sponsor mission trips, and youth retreats. Participating in this race, either as a runner or sponsor, helps provide continued spiritual growth for our local youth.

There are a couple of different options for those wishing to run/walk.

Here is how it works:
  • Pro Registration is for everyone who wants to run the full 5K. Your run will start at 8:30.
  • Whether you want to run or walk the full course, the Casual Registration is for those who are not concerned with receiving an official time. You also begin the course at 8:30 and are free to finish at casual pace.
  • Want to support the race but prefer a casual morning walk? The One Mile Walk is a great option and begins at 8:40, covering the first mile of the course or as far as you want to go!
Please be sure to register for the kind of race you would like to run.
Morning registration opens at 7:30AM at the Community Life Center.
If you prefer to send in a physical registration, you can download the form here


Our sponsorship partners help ensure that we can host the best race possible. We are overwhelmingly grateful to all who support this race and our youth.

Interested in joining the race as a sponsor?
Here is how they work:


Thank you for joining us and supporting the race!