Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Registration Opens Fri. Aug 2, 2019 @ 11:58 PM ET


Pre-registration is $25.00 for 5K and $30.00 on day of. The 1 Mile Fun Run costs $10.00. PayPal is available on site at event.


For the first 100 Registrants.

Goodie Bags

Your donation will register you for the event and you will receive a Goodie Bag.


The out and back scenic course starts and ends in the neighborhood of McBain and includes 2 miles of running on a moderately hilly gravel road.

About Us

In 2008, Kelly Van Houten was first diagnosed with Melanoma Skin Cancer. It was hard to believe that there was a 5 year life expectancy when we watched Kelly keep on living! He felt great and kept on working and loving life! Every 6 months brought more spots removed. In the spring of 2012, Kelly and his family learned that the Melanoma had begun to grow, metastasizing to various places throughout his body, eventually including his brain. Not giving up, Kelly fought back! Using radiation, clinical trials, and other treatments. Dr. Lao and the University of Michigan Melanoma Oncology Team worked hard to help beat the beast that was growing. Eventually, Melanoma was growing faster than treatments could work, and on April 19, 2013 Melanoma won.

Because Kelly was a painter, because the ribbon color for melanoma is black, and because we are passionate about raising awareness that Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. We are holding our 6th annual PAINT THE TOWN BLACK 5K on August 4, 2018! We want everyone to be aware of the risks of the sun, of tanning, and Melanoma! We want to find a cure so that anyone with a diagnosis of Melanoma will be able to fight knowing there is HOPE. Because of the hope for a cure, all proceeds raised willbe going to help the University of Michigan Cancer Research Center, specifically Dr. Lao’s research fund to help them in their efforts to find a cure for this beast of a disease. We hope you'll join us in this race to find a cure!

Local time: 8:20 AM


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