• Photo of Aliferis Memorial Day Race Bike Event participants.

  • Photo of Aliferis Memorial Day Race Half Marathon event participants.

  • Photo of Aliferis Memorial Day Race 5K event participants.

The 19th Annual Aliferis Memorial Race

About the Race

The Aliferis Memorial Race is open to runners, walkers and bikers of all ages and ability levels. It is named in memory of long-time Alpena Pathologist Peter Aliferis, M.D. Dr. Aliferis earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan and joined the hospital in 1963, serving for many years as the pathologies and laboratory director. He touched the lives of many in our community during his 37-year tenure. This race is a celebration of his steadfast dedication to health and wellness.

Sponsored by the Development Council of the MidMichigan Health Foundation serving Alpena.

All proceeds will benefit the Peter Aliferis Scholarship Fund, the Cancer Center and patient enhancement projects and new technology at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

2019 Race Results

2020 Race Day - Saturday, September1st

Mark your calendars for the 2020 race. More information to come.


  • Half Marathon
  • 18.5 Mile Bike Race
  • 6.5 Mile Bike Tour
  • 5K Run
  • 1 Mile Run/Walk

2019 Honorary Race Chairs

Photo of the Morrison Family - 2019 Aliferis Memorial Race Honorary Race Chairs.Morrison Family

Chris and Sarah Morrison are passionate about fitness. When not working as a paramedic/firefighter for the City of Alpena and communications director for Bay Athletic Club (BAC), both make time to teach group classes and offer their expertise as personal trainers at BAC. Children Odessa and Oz get in on the action too; they ran the mile with their dad last year while Sarah tackled the half marathon at Aliferis. They look forward to cheering on friends, neighbors and all community finishers on Race Day!