Interlochen Announces Inaugural Run for the Arts

On May 4, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Interlochen Center for the Arts will host the inaugural Run for the Arts.

This 5K run/walk is designed to give participants of all ages a chance to experience live music and art as they make their way through some of the most scenic parts of our campus on accommodating paved and unpaved trails. The race portion is timed, and awards will be given for overall first female and male finishers, as well as for age-division finishers.

“The course will have a mild terrain with some light gradual inclines throughout,” said Brad Giglio, Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness at Interlochen. “An added element to this race will be the art itself. You might make a turn and see and hear a jazz quartet, or come to an intersection and students are doing a scene from a play or creating visual artwork. This, combined with the scenic beauty of our campus, will make for a simply beautiful running or walking experience.”

“With music, dance, theatre, creative writing, motion picture arts, visual arts, and comparative arts majors all held within our Arts Academy, we have an amazing depth of talent to showcase throughout the course,” said David Tanis, Interlochen’s Director of Recreation and Wellness. “We hope to bring as many arts areas to our course as possible. Our students are excited to showcase what happens every day here on campus to the community at large.”

Registration proceeds support student scholarships, so every step you take makes a difference in a young artist's life. Registrants will receive a T-shirt, and are encouraged to take in the plethora of performances and art on display from the students of Interlochen Arts Academy. Immediately following the conclusion of the race, Interlochen’s Hofbrau will open early to host runners and walkers who wish to celebrate their finish.

“The purpose of this 5K is really two-fold,” says Tanis. “First, we want to celebrate the greater Grand Traverse community and put on a wonderful active event that will bring participants out to Interlochen for a festive and fun morning. Secondly, we want to expand the opportunities available to student artists the world over to come to Interlochen by placing all proceeds from the event into a general scholarship fund. Having fun in a beautiful setting, surrounded by so much talent and beauty, for a very worthy cause; It’s going to be a great day!”

What: Interlochen Run for the Arts
When: May 4, 2019 at 9 a.m.
Where: Interlochen Center for the Arts
Cost: $25 pre-registration, $30 day-of
More Info: run.interlochen.org

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