The Sparkler 5k was created in memory of Felisa Barnes who passed away in October of 2009 in a car accident.  The race is called the Sparkler 5k because she always had a glow about her that lit up a room.

The proceeds from event go to the Felisa Barnes Memorial Scholarship Fund which awards two $500 scholarships to graduating students at Mason Senior High.


Sunday July 2nd, 2017


Location: Luna Pier, Michigan.

  •  Start on Lakewood Ave and Luna Pier, Rd 

Start Time: 

  • 5k at 8 a.m.
  • Mile Run at 9 a.m.

Course Description: Scenic course along the shores of Lake Erie and through beautiful Luna Pier Michigan. Well marked, accurate 5000 meters.


Awards: Award to overall and Master Winner. Awards to top 3 places in each age group.


Age Groups: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+


Entry Fee: 

  • 5k
    • Postmarked by June 20th $20
    • After June 21st  $25
  • Mile
    • Up to race day, $10
Registration: Make check payable to and mail to:
            The Sparkler 5k
            264 Van Nest St.
            Dundee, MI 48131


            Online Registration:  SignMeUp


Packet Pickup and additional registration: July 1st  at RunHip 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. & Race Day Packet Pick Up will be 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

* Come back near dusk to see the free firework show above the Clyde Evans pier
* All Proceeds support the Felisa Barnes Scholarship Fund for Erie Mason Graduates


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