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FREE Kids Event | June 22, 2019

By Shelly Papinaw

Are you a runner? A walker? Looking for a fun event the entire family can enjoy? Or are you just looking for an exciting way to support a good cause in your community? If so, then Running For Rosebuds 5k is for you.

Join us the morning of June 22nd at Kiefer Park in downtown Port Huron for the 2nd annual Running For Rosebuds 5k. This event has something for everyone, including a competitive, timed 5k run, a casual 2-mile walk, 1-mile fun run for kids, and even virtual run/walk options for those who cannot participate onsite. There will be light refreshments, t-shirts for pre-registered participants, medals for top placing runners, a raffle, and even a bounce house for the little ones.

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All proceeds will benefit Port Huron’s Spero Center (formerly Blue Water Pregnancy Center). This local non-profit, non-political medical clinic offers compassionate care, information and a wide array of services for women and her family during an unexpected pregnancy.

So what are you waiting for? Register today for the Running For Rosebuds 5k at roadrunnertiming.com or, for more information, visit our Facebook page at Running For Rosebuds 5k run.

We look forward to seeing you there. Let’s run for rosebuds!


Shelly Papinaw has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and works at BWC in Fort Gratiot as a professional outpatient mental health counselor. She also does work as an adjunct online professor for Madonna University, supervises limited license counselors working toward full licensure, and is an independent consultant for the natural and organic spa line, Lemongrass Spa.

She is also the author of the following books: “The Misadventures of Maggie and Lou: My Boston Terrier Bandits”, “Tales of a Dreamer”, “Selling Your Soul to the Dissertation Process” under the name Pandora H. Dellinger,  and the children’s book, “A Baby Brother for Maggie and Lou.”

She resides in the City of Port Huron with her husband, two young sons, and two Boston Terriers.  Her passions include reading, writing, running, yoga, and completion of various bucket list challenges.

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