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Tinsel Toes 5k
Where the ugly Christmas sweater and running shoes unite!

The Tinsel Toes 5k is a family fun run that weaves through the beautiful Festival of Lights in Downtown Battle Creek. Our focus is on highlighting our beautiful downtown and bringing friends and family together for fitness and festive fun. All proceeds from the event benefit Girls on the Run of Calhoun County.

Registration fees

Individual Closed

Registration closed
    1. $25.00
      Sep 2 – Nov 1
    2. $30.00
      Nov 2 – Dec 9

Family Closed

Registration closed
    1. $65.00
      Sep 2 – Nov 1
    2. $75.00
      Nov 2 – Dec 9

Early Packet Pick-up

Early packet pick-up will be available on Friday, December 12th from 5-6:30 at Pastrami Joe's in Downtown Battle Creek. Pastrami Joe's is located at 80 West Michigan Ave. While you are there, grab a bite to eat and support this amazing family owned business (and Tinsel Toes sponsor). Registration will also be available on-site, although shirts will be on a first come first serve basis for those not registered by December 5th. 


This year the Tinsel Toes 5k will be starting and finishing at Full Blast, located at 35 West Hamblin Ave, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017. Packet pick-up will begin at 3:30 the day of the run. There will be an alternative packet pick-up Friday, December 12th, location and times TBD.


Prizes will be awarded to

*the most festive individual AND the most festive family

*the most lit up


*the ugliest Christmas sweater

Post Race

After the run we encourage runners to enjoy the beauty of the Festival of Lights! Awards will be announced at 6:15 at the finish line. Also make sure to visit downtown businesses and restaurants for additional participant savings. We will be posting available racer discounts on our Facebook page.

Family Registration

Family registration is applicable to families, up to six, living in the same household. Only 4 shirts are provided with each family registration. Additional shirts may be purchased for $15 each if desired. 

Event Schedule

  • December 13 3:29 PM EST - Packet Pick-up/Day of Registration

  • December 13 3:30 PM EST - Photo booth and pre-race festivities

  • December 13 5:30 PM EST - Start

  • December 13 6:15 PM EST - Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

Full Blast, West Hamblin Avenue, Battle Creek, MI, United States

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