12th Annual Zonta Walks for Women: Breast Cancer Awareness 5k Walk/Run

Saturday, October 06 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM [EST]

500 W. Fletcher St., Alpena, MI, United States


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Event Information

Saturday, October 06 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM [EST]

About the Event

The 12th Annual Zonta Walks for Women Breast Cancer Awareness Walk & 5K Run will be held on Saturday, October 6th, at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the walk/run will travel along the banks of the Thunder Bay River.

This inspiring event unites the entire community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about the importance of early detection's, and to raise funds for our local community organizations like Friends Together and Mid-Michigan Medical Center of Alpena.

Schedule of Events


Saturday, October 6 – Race/Walk Day & Bras Across the Bridge - Thunder Bay Sanctuary

8:30 am - 9:45 am On-site Registration

8:30 am - 10 am - Bras Across the Bridge voting by donation

9:30 am 5K Run Begins

9:45 am Welcome and Remarks

10:00 am 5K Walk Begins

11:00 am Awards, Food & Refreshments



Walkers/runners are encouraged to pre-register by September 15 to be guaranteed a t-shirt, which can be picked up Monday, October 1 - Thursday, October 5 between 8 am and 4 pm at Thunder Bay Accounting, 1400 US 23 South, Alpena.

Online registration deadline is Tuesday, October 2. After October 2, register on-site between 8:30 am - 9:45 am the morning of the walk. 

Breast Cancer survivors registration is free. Just click the Yes check box when registering if a survivor and choose hte check payment option so you do not have to provide online payment. 


This year's t-shirts will be tie dye to go with our 60's theme!

T-shirts can be picked up between Monday, October 1 and Thursday, October 5 at Thunder Bay Accounting, 1400 US Hwy 23 S, Alpena, MI 49707, or the morning of the race. To receive a t-shirt it is encouraged to register by September 17. 


Everyone is welcome; women, men, children and dogs. Dogs must be on a leash at all times!

Teaming Up

Families, businesses, churches and service clubs are encouraged to build teams. Just enter your team name when registering.

Entry Fee

Cost is $20 per person. Children 14 and under are free but will not receive a t-shirt.

Payments can be made by registering online using debit/credit cards or by registering online and mailing a check to Zonta Club of Alpena, PO Box 185 Alpena, MI 49707.

All entry fees and donations raised by participants directly benefit the Friends Together Tees and Tops Program, local wig support programs and Mid-Michigan Medical Center.


To qualify for prize incentives donations must be received on or before the day of the walk.

Prize Incentives

* Prizes will be awarded to the top individuals raising the most donations.

* Prizes will be awarded to the top team raising the most donations.

* To donate simply provide your donation during online registration or mail your donation to Zonta Club of Alpena PO Box 185, Alpena MI 49707 (please include your name or team name on the check).

Race Age Categories

15 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60+

Medals will be awarded to male and female runners in the top 3 places in each age group.

Overall winner (1 male, 1 female)

Bras Across the Bridge

Decorate your bra, don't burn it! 

Submit a decorated bra to Friends Together Oct 1 - Oct 5 by 1pm then come to the 5k and vote for your favorite submissions by donation! The winner will reeceive the coveted boobie prize!


All sales are final. No refunds will be issued.

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About the Organizer

Zonta Club of Alpena was chartered in 1963 as a member of Zonta International to help advance the status of women. Zonta Club of Alpena strives to empower and enrich the lives of women in our community, and worldwide, through education, service, advocacy, and financial support. Visit our website at http://www.alpenazonta.com/ to learn more.


Event Sponsors


Carly Spiewak

Carly Spiewak

Jayne Carriveau

Sandra Donajkowski

Cathy Knechtel

Catherine Abraham

Jessica Niles

Shane Bullard

Ben Eggleston

Travis Kendziorski

Emily Melton

Bryer McGinn

Marie Townsend

Jacqi Kaipio

Ray Kaipio

Sue Stender


Vicki McCoy

Danielle Roeske

Andrea Schulwitz

Steve Schulwitz

Christopher Flewelling

Randy Shupert

Ann Blaski

Kathy Shupert

Kendra Shupert

Lauren Liske

Kari Buza

Jamie Cadarette

Judy Burns

Lesslee Dort

Julie Rouleau

Julie Rouleau

Pat Manning

Jane Belland

Sue Dingman

Bobi Sue Kasjubowski

Diane Sandecki

Patti Cohoon

Shawn O'Donnell Straley

Shawn O'Donnel Straley

Bedrock Contracting

Bedrock Contracting

Megan Plowman Schultz

Ruth Plowman

Kim LaBrecque

Joyce Brilinski

Lisa Medina

Jamie LaBrecque

Meghan - Alpena Community Credit Union

Meghan - Alpena Community Credit Union

Meghan - Alpena Community Credit Union

Meghan - Alpena Community Credit Union

Tina Orban

Lisa Moggie

Bonnie Schopfer Schopfer

Dorothy Sheldon

Bonnie Goff

Jessica Tebo

Tanya Flanner

Jada Olsen

Amy Timm

Ammie Van Dyke

Pam Van Dyke

Kristina Brockway

Kristina Brockway

Rita Arlt

Lynne Skiba

Kenneth Dully

Marie Gilmet-Dully

Brenda Snedden

Taylor Lorenz

Jennifer Lorenz

Susan Karenko

Donna Kaminski

Donna Kaminski

Donna Kaminski

Donna Kaminski

Donna Kaminski

Donna Kaminski

Donna Kaminski

Kristy Twite

Barb Jacobs

Marc Ouellette

Laura Coleman

Lyle Schultz

Cassie Schultz

Alpena Community Credit Union

Alpena Community Credit Union

Alpena Community Credit Union

Alpena Community Credit Union

Linda Arlt-Smith

Yuko Fellows

Hazel Farnum

Therese Cooper

Donna Miller

Barb Rigg

Peggy Donakowski

Patty Kamyszek

JoAnn's friend Wolverine State Credit Union

Luke Makowske

Jennifer Makowski

Candy Peltz

Mary Vekaryasz

Marcia Wirgau

Linda DeWyre

Linda DeWyre

Cathy Hendricks

Cathy Hendricks

Sue Seguin

Tami Townsend

Rose Rosenbrock

Eric Huotair

Michael Huotari

Nancy Smithem

Kelli Laird

Courney Smith

Nick Mortre

Marsha Schulwitz

Brenda Huotari

Denise Reinker

Pam MacArthur

McDonald's of Alpena

McDonald's of Alpena

Ambre Kruczynski

Dr. Wolf's Office

Eileen Budnick

Eileen Budnick

Tristan Pilarski

Esther Donald-Briggs

John Briggs

Stephanie Melton

Alex Wilder

Brenda Murphy

Stephanie Wilds

Amy Waite

Joseph Schell

Stacy Zeller

Grace Marshall

Tasha Beaudoin

Nicholas Bouchard

Leah Elston

Jolene Reese

Jessica Campbell

Cathy Macfalda

Rose Smith

Ann Diamond

Mary Lewandowski

Mary Lewandowski

Jane Kamysiak


Bruce Graham

Jerry Linton

Deborah Winninger

Patrick Winninger

Dana Denomme

Steve Gonyea

Steve Gonyea

Kathleen Nowaczyk

Rebecca Olson

Jennie Gilman

Jesse Huizenga

Pat Suszek

Durenda Pake

Desiree Nowaczyk

Pauline Buehner

Pauline Buehner

Ann Hardesty

Kara LaMarre

Carey Rapin

Carey Rapin

Midge Cannon

Midge Connon

Liz Schuchert

David Kowalski

Marianne Mellen

Grace Lorenz

Donna Koalski

Lisa VanHorn

Linda Murphy

Linda Murphy

Nancy Mead

Ruth Rabeau

Donna Czarnecki

Pam Gohlke

LeeAnn LaRue

Joelyn McCallum

Aimee Clozza

Matt Waligora

Ed Czarnecki

Owen Kaiser

Catie Kaiser

Gregg Resnick

Kolby Ross

Shannon Lahaie

Eathen Roeske

George Snedden

Doris Jarvis

Joy Shoemaker

Sherry Romanik

Cyndi Adams

Keith Adams

Mary Vining

Alissa Miller

John Seigert

Nicki Janish

Jodie Herron

Tim LaFleche

Gina Kauffman

Ryan Fairchild

Christina Welsh