The race will begin and end at the cross at the Otsego County Fairground-Big Ticket Festival. Race day parking will be in the volunteer parking lot-which is located off of Stewart Street, from North Otsego Avenue


The Big Ticket Festival Music 5K will take you on a scenic run through Gaylord, Michigan. This course ends with a run through the Backstage area of the Big Ticket Festival and a finish on the fairgrounds at the Cross. The Big Ticket Festival 5K is a great race for any ability- walk, run, and even those with jogging strollers! The Big Ticket Festival 5K will include music, fun, and age based prizes. Prize Divisions: Overall Winner, Female 1st – 3rd, Male 1st  – 3rd, and Juniors Division (12 & under) Female 1st-3rd & Male 1st -3rd.  

Think you can finish before Drew or his daughter? Take the challenge and you can win TWO FREE Tickets to Big Ticket 2021! *Registered 2020 5K participants that beat the finish clock time of Big Ticket’s own, Drew Spanding, or his daughter, will receive two free tickets to Big Ticket 2021. 

*FUN RUN* Anyone can join us for the family friendly less than a mile Family Fun Run! Get a quick warm up before the 5K or have a jog with friends! The Fun Run will start at 8:15am am at the same start location as the 5K. * The Fun Run is free, no registration is required!

A 5K race bib is required to run Backstage. Spectators wishing to view the race finish line may receive a wristband for entry that will only be valid until noon the day of the event. If you need a spectator wristband for the finish line please obtain one at packet pick up.

Race packets will be available at the starting location beginning at 8:30 am on event day. If the opportunity arises for packet pick up earlier during the festival you will be notified via email or text message. Your race entry fee includes one Big Ticket Festival 5K t-shirt! Be sure to select your size during registration. T-Shirts are only guaranteed with registration through June 16th, late registrations MAY have a shirt available, please check at packet pick up.

Course specific information is not yet finalized. Details will be updated with course information as it is available.

You will have the option to receive race related text messages from organizers. If you have the ability to receive text messages on race day please select this option in case of location or course changes.