Busy as life can be, sometimes you just need to get away, right away. Welcome to the Genesee County Parks, Michigan's largest county park system. With more than 11,000 acres of woods, rivers, lakes, trails, beaches and campgrounds, getting away in the great outdoors is as close as one of the 21 Genesee Parks. When your routine starts to feel a little too routine, slip away to Mid-Michigan's favorite outdoor playground. It's just around the corner. At your Genesee County Parks.
24 - Hour BioBlitz
September 19-20 10 am Fri-1 pm Sat - On September 19 and 20, Citizen Scientist (you) will join field biologists to map and inventory the living creatures at For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum. BioBlitzes are opportunities for scientists to engage and educate the public about biodiversity in a fun and interactive way.This is a unique opportunity for non-scientist to conduct real fieldwork that will contribute to the park's official species list. Friday sessions will be focused on student field trip opportunities, a chance for classrooms students to learn alongside scientist. Teachers can call For-Mar to schedule a filed trip for their classroom to be part of this event.Some bus reimbursement may be available on a first come basis. A wide variety of sessions will be taught on different animals and plant species throughout this 24-hour event. More specific information about this event will be available closer to the event date. For all ages and ablilities. Cost is FREE! Pre-registration is required for large groups and school groups by 9/12/2014. Individual registration is not required. walk-in welcome.
Color Vibe 5K
September 27, 9am - Get ready Flint For the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You'll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched our for this amazing color blast event where you"ll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and you're about to get tagged! You'll be blasted at every color station throughout this awesome 5k run. Sign up fast, because spots are filling quickly, and we have a limited number of shirts available. So grab your girlfriends, your bro's, your friends and your family, because we're bringing a color fun experience to your life that you never knew existed! So join us for the Color Vibe 5K run in your city and get ready to be tagged with color! Register at: thecolorvibe.com
Wild Turkey Run/Walk
Come out to For-Mar after the feast is over and run/walk off all the turkey you ate! This is For-Mar's third annual Wild Turkey Run/Walk, a friendly 5K trail race through the For-Mar property. Feel free to dress up in your Wild Turkey Best! Strut yourself around the course dressed like a turkey, or in some other equally goofy costume, to win prizes for the best costume. Prizes will be awarded to both kids and adults for the best costume. This year's race will be time by Everal Race Management. Awards will be given to the top three runners who cross the finish line. We encourage you to time yourself for the most accurate time. The relatively flat three mile loop consist of varied terrain that runs through For-Mar. For ages 8 and older, all abilities.