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The Rhino Challenge is one of the few races where contestants are encouraged not to break away from the pack—unless, of course, their friends and families are sprinting alongside them. The race, which preaches teamwork, community, and family, unfolds across a 5K course. Runners work together to hurdle a slew of obstacles, each of which has a path for "Elite”, ”Amateur”, and “Beginner” racers. To foster the community abroad, the race benefits local charities.

7201 Lessiter Road
Belding,
MI
US

Kalamazoo Nature Center's 14-mile expanse of trails weaves around 1,100 acres of ponds, prairies, and forests, giving nature lovers of all ages an ample arena to hike, learn, and explore one of the first nature centers in the country. Membership allows unlimited free admission to the preserve so that visitors can soak up a diverse array of wild flowers, birds, and majestic park benches in natural habitat. Kalamazoo hosts a slew of family and children activities on select Saturdays, such as "Story Corner at the Barn," during which a storyteller corrals tykes aged 8 and younger for visits with sheep, goats, and barnyard residents before and after reading them pastoral tales. Additionally, Kalamazoo Nature Center members receive a 10% discount at Expedition Gift Shop, a bimonthly newsletter subscription, and discounts on youth camps for ages 3–17.

7000 N Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo,
MI
US