The year 2016 was an unforgettable year for the Village of Richland and for the people of Kalamazoo, as well as all of us in Michigan. We lost one of our own while serving in the line of duty, Wayne State University Police Officer, Collin Rose. Collin, a 2006 graduate of Gull Lake High School, began his career with the Richland Village Police. In 2011, he joined the Wayne State University Police Department as a K-9 Officer. Collin, an avid supporter of causes involving fallen officers, rode in the Police Unity Tour where he proposed to his fiancée.
In honor of Collin, the annual July 4th race will be dedicated to the legacy and memory of Sergeant Collin Rose. Our mission is to “back the blue” by supporting those who protect us and keep our world safe.
Please join us as we work towards making our world safer while at the same time honor one who has given the ultimate sacrifice.
All events start and end behind the Gull Lake Middle School (9550 East M-89, Richland Michigan). The courses wind their way though streets neighboring the Gull Lake Schools, as well as the Richland countryside, with aid stations on both courses.
All shirts will be a technical tee shirt. You will be guaranteed a tech shirt with online registration until midnight on June 26th. After June 26th, technical tee shirts will be available on a "First Come, First Serve" basis.
Prizes will be awarded three deep in each five-year age category. Results posted as soon as possible and prizes will be available for pickup at the awards tent. Computerized timing with disposable chips provided by Mac's Sports Timing.
For safety purposes, no bicycles, skateboards, roller-blades, or roller skates are allowed on the course. Baby strollers will be allowed but please start at the end of the line up for the race as to not become an obstacle or safety hazard for other runners. No dogs are allowed on the course during the race.