Graff Chevrolet Decade Dash 5K Car Show 2018

Saturday 4th August 2018

Uptown Bay City: Main Street Uptown, Bay City, United States

Running, Distance running, 5K, 1 Mile


  • Run/Walk-5K - Individual Age group/open
  • Youth Run/Walk-5K (13&Under) - Individual Age group/open
  • 1 Mile Fun Run - Individual Age group/open


Graff Chevrolet has hosted a local car show for 7 years and they have wanted to add a 5k race to the event.  Graff is excited to announce moving their 8th annual Car Show to Uptown, Bay City.  This will mean more room for the car show and allow the addition of a 5k race and a 1 Mile Fun Run to the event.  This is all made possible with the help of Uptown and TriToFinish.

The 2018 event will be renamed the Decade Dash 5k & Car Show!  Uptown is the perfect location to enjoy a run along the riverfront and relax while looking at cars.  As in the past all proceeds will benefit Just for Kid a 5013C Charitable program.  Graff Chevrolet, Uptown and TriToFinish believe the new event, with your help, will be a big boost to benefit our local children.

Event details and schedule

Date: Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Start Time: 8:30am

Location: Uptown Bay City

Address: Main St.Uptown, Bay City MI 48708


Course Description

With the Saginaw River as a back drop along with the beautiful structures of Uptown Bay City the course will be set along the Riverwalk Pathway.  The course will have slight winding, small inclines however predominately flat.  The 5k runners will start out at the fountain within Uptown and head south towards the Middlegrounds with circling back to the finish in Uptown.

There will also be a 1 Mile Fun Run that will take place on the Riverwalk.  This course will head south on the Riverwalk and go past Wenonah Park and loop back around to Uptown.  All ages welcome.  There will not be a charge for the Fun Run.  If you would like a shirt it will be a $10 fee.  Please note that ALL youth 1 Mile Fun Run Participants MUST have a “run buddy” age 16 or older to participate.


Packet Pickup and Late Registration

  • To Be Determined



Event-specific t-shirts are guaranteed ONLY to those who register online before Noon on Friday, July 27th! These shirts are of high quality and will be available in unisex or youth sizes.  All participants who register after that date/time will be provided with a TriToFinish t-shirt if event-specific shirts are unavailable on site.


Shirt Sizes Available

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra Large
  • 2XL
  • Youth Small
  • Youth Medium
  • Youth Large


Times and Timing:

The 5K Run/Walk event will be timed in accordance with USATF sanctioning requirements.  The 1 Mile Fun Run will NOT be timed. 

5K Age Groups/Divisions: 

  • 9 & Under
  • 10-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80 & over




Awards will be provided 3 deep to overall male and female winners of the 5K event.  In addition overall winners will receive free entry to next year’s Decade Dash in the category they win.  2nd Place overall finishers will receive 50% off and 3rd Place overall finishers will receive 25% off entry to the 2018 event.

NOTE:  All participants will receive high quality finisher medals at the finish line upon completion of their event!  While age group results WILL be provided, this year’s event will NOT have age group awards.



Results will be displayed at the event and will be posted at TRITOFINISH.COM within 48 hours of race completion.



Interested in volunteering?  Events like this can’t be successful without great volunteers!  Sign up HERE and we’ll be in touch.  All volunteers receive a cool, Tri To Finish logo’d tech t-shirt courtesy of ATS Printing in Merrill, MI!



  • 5K Run/Walk*
  • 1 Mile Trail Fun Run


Online Registration closes at Midnight, Thursday, August 2nd, 2018.  After that, ALL registrations will be completed on-site at late registration/packet pickup at the increased rate.


NOTE: charges a nominal fee to participants when registering.  We just don’t want you to be surprised when you go to register online!




We completely understand that plans change and athletes will sometimes be unable to compete in an event they've signed up for.  Unfortunately, refunds will not be provided for any event unless the event is cancelled for reasons within our control.  Dangerous weather, natural disasters, and local emergencies are examples of reasons an event may be cancelled that are NOT within our control.

Should an athlete have an injury or other medical issue keeping them from competing in an event they've registered for, we would be happy to transfer their registration to a similar TriToFinish-owned event up to and including the same event the following season.  A doctor's slip may be required as proof of injury or ailment.  Failure to provide proof if requested will result in non-transfer of the event.

Transferring registrations to other athletes is NOT allowed.




Can I run with my dog?

We love dogs too!  But, because of the narrow paths being used as part of this race, we cannot allow dogs to participate.


Can I run/walk with a stroller?

The narrow paths here once again are a concern.  Because of them, strollers and baby joggers will not be allowed at this event.


What does “USATF Sanctioning” mean?

It means that organizers have followed a process with USA Track & Field that requires creation of a safety plan and purchase of outstanding insurance covering participants, volunteers, sponsors, partners and organizers of the event.  It also means that your race results will be official for scoring purposes (assuming you track that sort of thing).


What happens if the event is cancelled?  Will I receive a refund?

If the race is cancelled for reasons Organizers can control, then we will work diligently to provide a refund or transfer of registration to another event.  However, cancellation due to force majeure – such as extreme weather or local emergency - is not controlled by organizers and is not reason for reimbursement.  We WILL however, attempt to push start of the race back in 30-minute increments until the emergency dissipates. 


Organised by

Tri To Finish

7818 Oak Court, Birch Run

Phone: 989-397-8333

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