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Embrace Life 5K

Race Time:

Sunday, September 7, 2014
9 a.m.
Race begins on St. Mary Mercy Hospital grounds
36475 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48154 (at Five Mile and Levan Roads)

St. Mary Mercy Hospital invites you to be a part of our 8th Annual Embrace Life 5K for Cancer on Sunday, September 7.

Why are we having this event?
The 5K run/walk is for cancer awareness. It is a celebration of life for cancer survivors, for those who have cancer, and an opportunity for family members and friends to participate to honor or remember a loved one. Proceeds support Cancer Services at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, including transportation for patients traveling to and from the hospital for treatments and necessary products and services from the Helen Palmer Image Recovery Center. Last year, the 5K raised nearly $45,000.

Visit our listing to register online or use the printable form.
$25 for runners/walkers who register on or before Aug. 22.
$30 for those who register after Aug. 22.

Packet Pick-Up
Packet pick-up for pre-registered runners/walkers is on Friday, Sept. 5, from
12 p.m. – 7 p.m. near the Our Lady of Hope Cancer Center at St. Mary Mercy.
Use the hospital's South Lobby entrance.

Race-Day Registration
We encourage you to register early; however, registration for all runners/walkers on race day (Sunday, Sept. 7) will be from 7 to 8:30 a.m., at the race site on St. Mary Mercy grounds.

Chip Timing
For accurate timing and ease of use, we will be using B-tag race bib chip timing.

Awards will be given to the first, second and third place overall male and female winners of each age division of the 5K Run. Age brackets are 13 & under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+.

All runners and walkers are automatically entered into our post-race drawing for great prizes!

The Course
The USATF-certified 5K run/walk course begins on St. Mary Mercy grounds as runners and walkers are routed through the residential streets of Livonia. Click here for a printable map.

Race Photos 2013
Please visit to locate photos from the 2013 Embrace Life 5K walk/run for cancer.

Calling all helping hands! We are looking for volunteers to help with the race. If you're interested in race day registration, packet pickup, passing out water, directing runners along the route and other activities, please call the St. Mary Mercy Marketing and Public relations Department at 734-655-1590. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt. Help make our eighth annual 5K run/walk the best it can be!

The Embrace Life 5K is endorsed by the Governor's Council as part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series which endorses local, regional and state events to acknowledge that the organization carries out a quality event that significantly contributes to the health and well-being of Michigan residents.

For more information about the Governor's Council's endorsement program, please visit

brighthouse.jpgThank you sponsors!
A special thank you to our presenting sponsor: Bright House Networks

For More Information
Please call 734-655-1590 with any questions or for more information.

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St. Mary Mercy Livonia | 36475 Five Mile, Livonia, Michigan 48154 | 734-655-4800