The Riverbend Striders

The Great Pizza Challenge
5K Run & Walk &
Lil' Pepperoni 1/4 Mile Kid's Race

Thursday, August 10th, 2023


Sponsored By:

The 5K Run and Walk start at 6:00 PM.

Lil' Pepperoni 1/4 Mile (Children ages 4 - 10) starts at 5:45 PM.

Late registration opens at 4:30 PM.

Downtown Flint YMCA - 411 E. 3rd Street, Flint, MI 48503


From I-475, north & south, exit Court go straight on service drive to Third, turn west on Third to YMCA. YMCA is on corner of I-475 Service Drive (Chavez) and Third. From I-69, east & west; Saginaw Street Exit to Second, turn right on Second to Chavez, then right to Third.

Course is 100% paved, start and finish near the Greater Flint YMCA.

Early Registration fee ends with entries postmarked by Thursday, August 3, 2023. Late registration and packet pick-up at Bauman’s Running and Walking Shop, 1473 W. Hill Rd:

Wednesday, August 9, from 12:00 PM to 6:00PM
Race Day from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Race day registration begins at 4:30 PM at the Greater Flint YMCA. All pre-registered entrants will receive a high quality shirt if purchased.

Sorry, but we cannot guarantee shirts on race day to late registrants.

Race day registration begins at 4:30 PM at the YMCA. $21 no shirt/ $31 w/shirt on race day.

WITH Shirt:
On or before August 4 - $26.00
Late Registration - $31.00

NO Shirt:
On or before August 4 - $16.00
Late Registration - $21.00

Student & Lil' Pepperoni 1/4 Mile:
On or before August 5—$5.00
Late Registration—$5.00

Riverbend Strider Members may deduct $2.00 from preregistration fees only. 

Use Promo Code: STRIDER23 @ Checkout! (We check member registration for promo code usage).


Restrooms are available.


Awards to Overall and Masters Male & Female; at least top 3 male & female finishers in each run division.

We will go deeper in the largest run and walk divisions, based on participation.

PRIZES: Overall Male & Female for both Runners and Walkers will receive a free entry with shirt for a future Riverbend Strider race of your choosing good for up to 1 year.


5K Run: Male & Female: 12 & Under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29. 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 755K

5K Walk: Male & Female: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over

POST RACE: Free pizza is available after the race for all registered participants.

Great Pizza Challenge
P.O. Box 233
Flushing, MI 48433

or drop entries off at Bauman's Running and Walking Shop, 1473 Hill Road, Flint, MI.