Annual Events

live. life. Nspired. 5K Run/Family Walk
Check-in between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8

Check-in at the ambulance garage on Oliver Street (between Harris and Hall Streets)

This annual Sparrow Eaton Hospital 5K run and family walk is inspired by Natalie Freiburger’s 11 years of life lived fully. 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-year brackets), also receive awards. Results, awards and refreshments are located at the race/walk finish line.

Click to register. Registration options:

  • 5K Run: $18 before Aug. 26, $20 on or before Sept. 9, $25 on race day.
  • Family Run: $43 before Aug. 26, $48 on or before Sept. 9, $60 on race day.
  • Family Walk: FREE

Sparrow Eaton Hospital's 5th Annual Gala Celebration – ENERGIZE
7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13
At AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte

The mid-Michigan community is invited to attend Sparrow Eaton Hospital’s 5th Annual Gala from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14. 

"Think of energy almost like emotional electricity. It has a powerful way of uniting ordinary people, their connected spirit, to do extraordinary things." ~Angela Ahrendts

Purchase tickets now!

Women's Health Experience
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17
At AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte

This free annual event is an opportunity for mid-Michigan women to focus on their wants and needs prior to the hustle and bustle of the holidays. 

"It is a a chance for women to relax, learn, socialize, shop and even get some great decorating ideas prior to the holiday season kicking off," said Jenny Wren, Sparrow Eaton Hospital director of women's health services.

The Women's Health Experience has traditionally focused on five dimensions of health and well-being: do, eat, think, breathe and support. There will be several informational booths and interactive activities. Lunch is also provided in NOURISH by The Big Salad during the event. Free childcare is available for those who are attending the event and pre-register at 517-541-5803.

Golf, Grilling & Guys’ Health Family Event
9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, June 15

At AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte

June is Men's Health Month. Mark your calendars for this sixth annual fun family event featuring interactive activities.

Visit call 517.541.5800 for more information.