AWANA GRAND PRIX – West Michigan Regional Race

Oct 14, 2017


Welcome to the AWANA Grand Prix West Michigan Regional Race, hosted by First Baptist Church of Okemos! This highly anticipated event brings together families and communities for a day of thrilling races, creative crafts, and friendly competition. We are delighted to invite you to join us for this memorable experience.


AWANA is a dynamic program designed to help children and youth develop a strong foundation of faith. It stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, derived from the Bible verse 2 Timothy 2:15, which states, "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." AWANA offers a variety of activities and events to engage children and foster their spiritual growth, including the highly anticipated AWANA Grand Prix.

The Event

The AWANA Grand Prix West Michigan Regional Race is a thrilling event that brings together children from various churches and communities. Participants, accompanied by their families, race their handcrafted wooden cars down a specially designed track. This exciting event promotes creativity, friendly competition, and a sense of accomplishment as children's hard work is put to the test.

Competition and Rules

Our carefully established rules ensure a fair and enjoyable competition. Each participant receives an official AWANA Grand Prix car kit, which includes a block of wood, axles, and wheels. Participants have the opportunity to design and shape their cars according to their creativity and preferences while adhering to the specified weight and size guidelines. A panel of judges evaluates the cars based on various criteria, such as craftsmanship, speed, and design. The top performers in different age groups and categories are recognized and awarded for their outstanding achievements.

Family Fun and Activities

The AWANA Grand Prix is not just about racing cars—it's a day packed with entertainment and activities for the whole family. Aside from the exhilarating races, families can enjoy craft stalls, face painting, balloon artists, bouncy castles, and more. Indulge in delectable treats from food vendors and engage in games that provide laughter and joy for everyone. The event creates an atmosphere of togetherness, fostering stronger bonds within our community.

Community and Faith

At First Baptist Church of Okemos, our mission is to strengthen faith and build a community that supports and uplifts one another. The AWANA Grand Prix West Michigan Regional Race aligns with our dedication to cultivating an environment where children can grow spiritually while having fun. We encourage families from all backgrounds to join us, regardless of their religious affiliations. This event is a testament to the power of unity and shared values.


To participate in the AWANA Grand Prix West Michigan Regional Race, registration is required. Visit our website at to access the registration form and secure your spot. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to create lasting memories and strengthen bonds with your loved ones!


Join us at the AWANA Grand Prix West Michigan Regional Race, hosted by First Baptist Church of Okemos. This thrilling event brings families, children, and communities together for a day of friendly competition, creative crafts, and unforgettable experiences. We invite you to be part of this exciting journey and witness the joy and unity that this event fosters. Register now and be prepared for an incredible day!

Alioth Marquez
I love the idea of combining creativity with friendly competition. It's going to make for an amazing day.
Oct 20, 2023
Kelly Curran
Can't wait! 🏎️💨
Oct 15, 2023
Dan Feldman
So excited to witness the creativity on display in the crafts section of the event. It's going to be fantastic!
Oct 7, 2023
Jan Milton
The AWANA Grand Prix is the perfect occasion to see the community come alive with energy and excitement. Can't wait to be a part of it!
Aug 26, 2023
Raul Acevedo
The AWANA Grand Prix event is like a breath of fresh air for the community. Can't wait to be there!
Jun 12, 2023
Michele May
Looking forward to attending this exciting event with my family!
Mar 31, 2023
Morgan Fenn
I'm thrilled to see the community coming together for such a fun and wholesome event.
Oct 18, 2022
Emily Huang
A day filled with thrilling races and creative crafts? Count me and my family in for an unforgettable experience!
Aug 11, 2022
Nicole Oliveradamson
As a racing enthusiast, I can't contain my excitement for the AWANA Grand Prix. Count me in!
Mar 28, 2022
Roger Dean
This event promises to be a delightful blend of competition and camaraderie—a great combo for families.
Mar 15, 2022
Adrian Martin
Looking forward to seeing the innovative race car designs that the kids have come up with. It's going to be a treat!
Feb 5, 2022
Fahad Amouri
The AWANA Grand Prix sounds like a fantastic opportunity for kids to showcase their creativity and racing skills.
Jan 24, 2022
Joe Berti
I'm sure the event is going to bring out some serious talent and competitive spirit in the kids. Can't wait to witness it!
Aug 15, 2021
Fredrik Thorsen
This event is a great way for kids to get involved in friendly competition and to develop their creativity. Looking forward to it!
Jun 27, 2021
Adam Jarosiewicz
The AWANA Grand Prix is a perfect opportunity for families to bond and create lasting memories. Can't wait!
Jun 22, 2021
Bartosz Smyk
I've heard so much about the AWANA Grand Prix, and I can't wait to experience it firsthand.
Feb 12, 2021
Joel Kantor
This is one of those events that brings out the child in everyone. Can't wait to join in the fun!
Nov 22, 2019
Wesley Jafta
I'm sure the kids are going to remember this event for a long time to come. It's going to be a fantastic day for everyone involved!
Sep 13, 2018
Martin Paljusevic
The AWANA Grand Prix is a must-attend event for all enthusiasts of wholesome family fun.
Jul 3, 2018
Barbara Kalicki
I appreciate the efforts put in by the organizers to bring such an exciting event to the community. Kudos!
Mar 12, 2018
Gourav Mediratta
Kudos to First Baptist Church of Okemos for hosting this regional race. It's going to be a blast!
Oct 19, 2017