The Volksläufe - The People's Race

Celebrate your 4th of July with the Volksläufe - The People's Race on Saturday, July 3, 2021!

The Volksläufe, German for "The People's Race," is held annually in celebration of family, friendship, and fitness! Each year, the Frankenmuth Jaycees present this exciting and enjoyable Independence Day experience which includes our premier races on July 3rd as well as a fireworks celebration. The fireworks display, which is enjoyed by runners from across this great region and community members alike, is fully funded by the proceeds raised by the Frankenmuth Jaycees through this project. It is one of the many ways our organization looks to serve our community each year. We truly appreciate all of the support from our runners, our business sponsors, our annual vendors, and our community.

The Jaycees are a volunteer leadership organization consisting of civic-minded individuals between the ages of 21-41. All proceeds from the Volksläufe will serve to fund the July 3rd fireworks display. Any excess proceeds will be donated in our traditional manner to various charitable causes. Thank you for your continued support of this great racing tradition!

For 2021, we have implemented several safety procedures so that we can stay within COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the State of Michigan while host a streamlined, in-person event.

Flat Rate Registration:
Half Marathon - $50.00
10K Run and 5K Run & Walk - $40.00
2K Fun Run - $20.00

New in 2021! Volksläufe Training Program - $185.00