Rise ‘n Shine Summer Races

Rise ‘n Shine 2020


We are so grateful to all the runners, walkers, swimmers, and fundraisers who participated in this year’s first-ever VIRTUAL Rise ‘n Shine event! A virtual 5K allows race participants to run or walk their race anywhere they would like to at any time of the day, and allowed us to host the event in a safe way!

As a non-profit, the YMCA’s Cause is to strengthen the foundations of our community through Youth, Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. We refuse to turn anyone away from becoming a member or participating in our programming due to financial reasons. The Financial Assistance Program ensures that ALL are truly welcome to the YMCA. Rise ‘n Shine is our largest fundraiser of the year. Your support by running in the races or donating to our program endorses your belief in creating a better, happier community by providing youth programming, health and wellness, and an opportunity to give back. Help support the year-round work the YMCA does in our community!

How to Fully Benefit From This Virtual 5K

Race Swag:

  • If you’d like, print your custom race bib (click here for a video about how to print your bib)
  • T-Shirt & Medal Pick-up:
    Please visit our YMCA on Thursdays from 11am to 2pm to pick up your t-shirt and 5k medal before the race!
    Curbside Pick-up instructions: Please pull up to the purple tent near the YMCA North Entrance and tell the staff member your name and what race you’re participating in. The friendly YMCA staff will bring your items out to you! For convenience, you may pick up other participants t-shirts as well!

After the Race:

  • Share your post-race selfie with the hashtag #RNS2020 on Facebook and/or Instagram
    • Share your photo to your personal page, or post it directly to the Rise ‘n Shine Event page on Facebook
    • Make sure your photo is shareable and public! We want to see all your photos and share them to our page!


Visit this page for the unofficial race results! Results were uploaded individually by each participant and are based on the honor code.


Kids Events

More information about the Kids Tri ‘n Shine and the Little Rays of Sun 1K can be found by accessing the links at the bottom of this page.


The 2020 event is graciously supported by:

Wildfire Credit Union
MidMichigan Health
Renue Physical Therapy
Copus Orthodontics
ATI Group
Bay City Morning Rotary
Chemical Bank/TCF
Sunrise Family Credit Union