Annual Events

live. life. Nspired. 5K Run/Family Walk
Check-in between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6
Check-in at the ambulance garage on Oliver Street (between Harris and Hall Streets)

This annual HGB 5K run and family walk is inspired by Natalie Freiburger’s 11 years of life lived fully. Join participants from all walks of life for this unique generosity experience. All runners receive a free shirt. (Pre-registered runners are guaranteed a requested size.) Walkers can pre-order a shirt for $5. Additional shirts will also be available for purchase the day of the event.

Course: The 5K run and free family-friendly walk begin on Oliver Street, continue down Cochran Street to Bennett Park and back. (The family walk turns around at Henry Street.) It is fast, flat and USATF-certified. The course closes at 10:25 a.m.

Cash awards for runners: Male and female: First place – $150; second place – $100; Third place – 50; Masters – $50. Top-finishing amateur athletes, as well as the top three finishers in each age group (five-yearbrackets), also receive awards. Results, awards and refreshments are located at the race/walk finish line.

Register at All proceeds support the Power of One Fund.
Registration options:

  • 5K Run: $18 before Aug. 22, $20 on or before Sept. 5, $25 on race day.
  • Family Run: $43 before Aug. 22, $48 on or before Sept. 5, $60 on race day.
  • Family Walk: FREE

HGB Gala Celebration
Ticket prices TBD
7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11
At AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte

The mid-Michigan community is invited to attend Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital’s 2nd Annual Gala Thursday, Sept. 11. The fund-raising event, sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union, will take place at AL!VE, the hospital’s health park, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The theme for this year’s gala is “under the trees,” inspired by the Richard Mabey quote, “To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots.”

HGB’s Development Council has planned an evening full of excitement including a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, unique photo opportunities, heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by Seasonal Grille, a cash bar and music provided by Tunes Are Us. Festive dress is encouraged. Free childcare will be available for those attending the event who pre-register at (517) 541-5803.

Tickets are $25 per person; click here to order

Family Health and Fitness Day
Saturday, Sept. 27
At AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte

HGB and MOVE, the fitness center at AL!VE, celebrate National Family Health and Fitness Day with a free event and activities for the whole family. Family Health and Fitness Day is the perfect way to begin a commitment to a healthier lifestyle.

Dress comfortably to participate in the group exercise classes and family games. Call 517-543-9575 with any questions. Find more information about Family Health and Fitness Day at

A Woman's Health Experience 2014
Saturday, Oct. 4
At AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte

The event focuses on five dimensions of health and well-being: do, eat, think, breathe and support, especially on breast health and breast cancer prevention, awareness and treatment in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Check back for more detailed information soon.

Golf, Grilling & Guys’ Health

9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, June 14
At AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte

June is Men's Health Month. Celebrate with this third annual event featuring grilling and beer-brewing classes, plus a variety of health and recreational screenings including golf swing analysis, body composition, blood pressure, balance screening and more.

Those who attend have the chance to register for door prizes and get a tour of the experience-based, destination health park. Visit call 517.541.5800 for more information.