The Riverbend Striders

The Great Pizza Challenge
Virtual 5K Run & Walk

August 2nd - August 10th

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NOTE: This race is still in planning and the listing has not been updated since last year. Stay Tuned for Updated Details!

The Great Pizza Challenge is FREE this year!

Please consider donating to your choice of the following: The Flint YMCA, Flushing Track/XC Teams, Swartz Creek Track/XC Teams using the donate tab above!

Photo Contest:

Just because we are social distancing doesn't mean we can't be social!  Register for free and show us a picture of you running your own version of the Great Pizza Challenge on Facebook or Instagram and you could win a $50 Bauman's Gift Card! Use #GreatPizzaChallenge.
Submissions must be before Monday, August 10!  Winner is picked at random.

The Great Pizza Challenge is virtual this year!

FREE with Registration!

(while supplies last)

100% Polyester Washable Face Covering from Hubbard Supply Co.  Pick at Bauman’s any time on or after May 28th.

Important: You must run this virtual race between August 2nd - August 10th. 

Please read the virtual race waiver below carefully.

Post pictures on our Riverbend Striders Facebook page!

The Great Pizza Challenge is free this year! No Swag for this virtual race to allow 100% of proceeds to bebe donated. Support your choice of the Flint YMCA, Flushing Track/Cross Country, or Swartz Creek Track/Cross Country by making a DONATION or attach your Crim voucher.


Your own 5K course!


Bauman's Running & Walking Shop: (810) 238-5981

Virtual Race Waiver:

When Signing up for a Virtual Event on our Website, YOU AGREE to the following terms; I know that running in an event that is organized as a virtual activity where I run on my own, at a date and time of my choosing, in a location and running route of my choosing, which will not have any support or security measures in place by the Riverbend Striders is a potentially hazardous activity, which could result in injury or death. I acknowledge that I am participating in the activity outlined by this virtual event by my own free will and at my own personal risk. I will not participate in a virtual event unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I further agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)'s recommendations for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and attest to having read the CDC's guidance at: attest that if my community has a shelter in place order, that I will only participate in the virtual event by using a personal treadmill, and I will not run outside in the community during the duration of a shelter in place order. I agree to follow all pedestrian safety ordinances including running on a sidewalk where available and not in the road. I agree to follow the rules of the road if no sidewalk or multi-use trail is available and I will run against oncoming traffic and not with traffic.I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this virtual event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I having read the rules of the virtual race scheduled for the event I am signing up for including the terms in this waiver, the timeline of the virtual event, and agree to abide by them. I assume all risks to me associated with running on my own as part of this virtual activity, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other pedestrians, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road or trail, all such risks being known or unknown and appreciated by me when out running on my own without any type of support from local officials or event organizers.Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Riverbend Striders the city you participate in for the event, and the Road Runners Club of America, all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this virtual event, and waive my ability to bring any legal action against the entities outlined in this waiver as I am voluntarily electing to run on my own as part of this virtual event. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs which I may share online as part of the event, personal data provided during registration and post-event reporting, video or audio recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. I understand that this event does not provide for refunds in the event of a cancellation, and by signing this waiver, I consent that I am not entitled to a refund if the event is cancelled before or during the event.

Please consider donating to the following:

Donate to Swartz Creek Cross Country/Track
Donate to Swartz Creek Cross Country/Track

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Donate to Flushing Cross Country/Track
Donate to Flushing Cross Country/Track

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Donate to the Flint YMCA
Donate to the Flint YMCA

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