The 2021 Virtual Bastille Day Race will be held July 10-17

Event will benefit Genesee County Habitat for Humanity

FLINT — Genesee County Habitat for Humanity announces the 19th Annual Bastille Day Race, presented by The State Bank. The 15k run/ 5k run and walk race will be held virtually this year.

Participants can run or walk any time they choose from July 10-17, from any location…on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track. All proceeds go toward supporting Genesee Habitat’s mission of providing affordable, decent housing in Genesee County.

“Often people just need that ‘hand-up’ to the solid foundation of affordable, decent housing, where they can build a better life for themselves and their families,” said Executive Director Thomas Hutchison. “The Bastille Day Race has been a wonderful resource for us in our effort to provide that foundation for Flint and Genesee County residents.”

The race began almost two decades ago when community leaders in Fenton decided to hold a community road race. The race is supported by local businesses and usually has more than 700 participants but in 2020, the pandemic put the race on hold.

“We weren’t able to hold the race last year, due to COVID, so we are so grateful for the support from The State Bank and our other sponsors to be able to hold the race virtually this year,” said Hutchison.

“We are thrilled to be a part of bringing The Bastille Day Race back to the community this year,” said Ron Justice, President & CEO of The State Bank. “We believe in helping our community overcome obstacles to get the life they dream of, and that is exactly what the work of Genesee County Habitat for Humanity does.”

Entry fee for the 15k run, 5k run, 5k walk or the Bastille Triple (all three races) is $30 and includes a cotton t-shirt. The first 250 registrants will receive a medal.

Details or to donate: Visit geneseehabitat.org or call 810-766-9089. — G.G.