Lace up your running shoes for the 4th annual "A Parcel for the Park" 5k run/walk, 10k run and 1/2 mile trot on Saturday May 12th at Davison's Abernathy Park. The 5k and 10k will start at 9:00 am, the 1/2 mile children's trot at 10. Proceeds go to help purchase the adjacent 40 acre parcel to add to the park.

Abernathy park is next to Hahn Elementary and Davison Middle School, 600 S. Dayton St., Davison 48423.

Free childcare will be provided in the park Playscape for parents while they run or walk. Race packet pickup will be at Complete Runner, 915 S. Dort Hwy., Flint on Friday from 10 am to 8 pm, and on race day at the Davison Middle School Gym starting at 7:30 am.

Races will be held mostly on paved park trails, with a small portion on subdivision streets. The course is flat and fast!

The Callis Family of Davison has been working tirelessly to make this addition to Abernathy Park possible. It would mean additional room for athletic fields and an additional entrance/exit to the park. I will be taking part in the race and also helping to announce the awards ceremony afterward.

For more information on how you can help with the fundraising effort, contact Bob or Gerry Callis at (810) 653-4618.

You can sign up online by visiting