KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — If you love running, this is the event for you. The city of Kentwood’s Valentine’s Dash 5K is set to get underway next month.

News 8 talked with Kentwood’s lead recreation program coordinator, Spencer McKeller, about the race. This is the sixth year for the 5K.

The route includes a combination of trails and pavement pathways starting and ending at the Kent District Library on Breton Avenue.

Runners are invited to wear Valentine’s Day-themed costumes, but regular running gear is fine as well. 

Registration is $30 until Jan. 29, and then $35 until Feb. 10. You can also register for $40 on the day of the event. 

You can sign up for the race and find out about volunteering for the race at

For the full conversation with Spencer McKeller, watch the video in the player above.