About the Oktoberfest Event and Faith Marie Losee Foundation:


While enjoying one of the most scenic marathon, half marathon and 5-K's in Michigan, proceeds from this event go to the mission of the Faith Marie Losee Foundation, a component of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.

​Faith Marie Losee, infant daughter of Todd and Diane Losee was stillborn October 31, 2006 due to an umbilical cord complication. Since her passing, Todd and Diane wanted to see that Faith Marie would still make a difference in the world.


The mission of Faith Marie's foundation is to provide medical equipment and supplies to neo-natal units of hospitals and emergency care providers. It is hoped that this equipment will provide the possibility to save a child's life and give that child a second chance in life.