Girls On The Run Events

Tutu Run



When: Dec 10th | 2:00 PM
Venue: Spring Valley Park
Address: 2600 Mount Olivet Road, Kalamazoo MI 49004

Join the hundreds of tutu-clad men, women and children at the happiest run of the year! This year we are thrilled to offer 2 course distances through beautiful Spring Valley Park. You can run/walk a full 5k alongside the Heart & Sole middle school program participants or go the traditional 2.2 miles in your tutu. These are non-competitive and untimed events and the proceeds benefit Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run!  

Click here to register today!

Online registration will close Wednesday December 7, 2016.  Registration will be available on December 8th at packet pick up and on site the day of the event.

The Details

This 5k fun run/walk will be held on Saturday, December 10, at 2 pm in Spring Valley Park in Kalamazoo. Tutus are encouraged but not required! There will be a limited number for sale on the day of the event but we suggest reserving yours when you register online. 

Registration Fee 

All participants who register by December 2, 2016 will receive an official Tutu Run t-shirt.  For registrations received after December 2, 2016, t-shirts are available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

  • $25, all ages, when registered on or before December 8th
  • $30, all ages, on the day of the event, December 10th

Tutus are available for purchase for an additional $7 


FAMILY DISCOUNT: A discount is available online for families who register 3 or more immediate family members living in the same household.  The cost for 3 or more family members to register is $60. Heart & Sole participants are already registered and should not be included in the family discount.


VIRTUAL RUNNER: Want to support Girls on the Run but aren't available on December 10th? You can register as a Virtual Runner and receive an official Tutu Run shirt and warm fuzzies for your contribution. (Shirts will be available for virtual runners at packet pick up or following the Tutu Run at the GOTR office during regular business hours.)  

Packet Pick up: Thursday, December 8 from 10am- 6pm

At the Girls on the Run Office located at: 3901 Emerald Drive, Kalamazoo MI 49001

Course & Parking Information 

The course loops around Spring Valley Park. Parking is available directly in front of Spring Valley Park and on surrounding side streets.

Parking Options      Course Map

Event Itinerary

  • 12:30 pm - Registration and Packet Pick Up
  • 2:00 pm - Start Time for the 5k run/walk
  • 2:22 pm - Start Time for the 2.2 mile run/walk

Weather/Emergency Policy

In order to provide a safe experience for all participants and volunteers, we have created a process for managing severe weather in conjunction with the Tutu Run. Weather forecasts are tracked before the event for snow, freezing/heavy rain, high winds and extreme cold. If there is a possibility of threatening weather, information will be posted here on the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run web site. The event will go on in light rain or snow. Layer your clothing appropriately for low temperatures! 

Our complete Severe Weather Plan is available HERE as a PDF.

Win Prizes at the Tutu Run!

Get creative and have fun with your outfit or coordinate with family and friends! 

Volunteer at the Tutu Run

Want to be a part of the fun, but don't want to run?  Please consider a volunteer role at the Tutu Run! We have many opportunities leading up to and on the day of the event. Individuals and groups are invited to be a part of our volunteer team! 

Click here to Register as a Volunteer