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, 49707, 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


Bruce Graham

Kristy Twite

Catherine Abraham

Ammie Van Dyke

Pam MacArthur

Ambre Kruczynski

Andrea Schulwitz

Ann Diamond

Ben Eggleston

Barb Jacobs

Midge Cannon

Rebecca Olson

Marianne Mellen

Bonnie Goff

Bonnie Schopfer Schopfer

Brenda Murphy

Brenda Huotari

John Briggs

Bryer McGinn

Laura Coleman

Candy Peltz

Carly Spiewak

Courney Smith

Desiree Nowaczyk

Diane Sandecki

Donna Czarnecki

Aimee Clozza

Dorothy Sheldon

Durenda Pake

Pam Gohlke

Emily Melton

Esther Donald-Briggs

Pat Manning

Catie Kaiser

Gregg Resnick

Hazel Farnum

Donna Kaminski

Liz Schuchert

Jesse Huizenga

Yuko Fellows

Jada Olsen

Jacqi Kaipio


Jane Kamysiak

Jayne Carriveau

Jennifer Lorenz

Jessica Niles

Jennie Gilman

Joyce Brilinski

Julie Rouleau

Jessica Tebo

Judy Burns

Jessica Campbell

Kari Buza

Kim LaBrecque

Kelli Laird

Kenneth Dully

Denise Reinker

Mary Vekaryasz

Eileen Budnick

Lesslee Dort

Lisa Medina

Lynne Skiba

LeeAnn LaRue

Jerry Linton

Lyle Schultz

Cathy Macfalda

Marsha Schulwitz

Vicki McCoy

Meghan - Alpena Community Credit Union

Mary Lewandowski

Linda Arlt-Smith

Deborah Winninger

Nicholas Bouchard

Nicki Janish

Nick Mortre

Nancy Smithem

Bedrock Contracting

Marc Ouellette

Patti Cohoon

Kristina Brockway

Christopher Flewelling

Pam Van Dyke

Rose Smith

Rita Arlt

Danielle Roeske

Sandra Donajkowski

Sue Seguin

Shane Bullard

Shawn O'Donnel Straley

Shawn O'Donnell Straley

Randy Shupert

Brenda Snedden

Sue Stender

Stephanie Melton

Megan Plowman Schultz

Ruth Plowman

Stephanie Wilds

Tami Townsend

Tanya Flanner

Taylor Lorenz

Cathy Hendricks

Travis Kendziorski


Amy Timm

Tina Orban

Marie Townsend

Amy Waite

Dana Denomme

Lauren Liske