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2023 Komen Michigan Race for the Cure
Oct 8 all-day
2023 Komen Michigan Race for the Cure @ Detroit | Michigan | United States

When you register for a Race or Walk, you are joining a community that understands the impact we have when we raise ONE more dollar, share ONE more story and go ONE step further. And not just on event day.

Rally together, connect, cry with, and cheer on your local community during the #powerofONEweek for an awe-inspiring, deeply moving week of actions that raise critical funds for our loved ones affected by breast cancer and in memory of those we have lost.

Join us and feel the presence of our ONE community every step of the way. Now until Mother’s Day, Join the Michigan Race for the Cure and $AVE! Early bird registration won’t last long! Sign up today! We look forward to seeing you join the other heroes at the 2023 Michigan Race for the Cure!


NEW 2023 Race T-Shirt Program. All t-shirts will be mailed for this year’s event and there will be no event-day shirt pickup of any kind. Register by September 10, 2023 to guarantee your race shirt arrives before event day!

St. John’s Waltz Applefest 5K and 10K
Oct 8 all-day
St. John's Waltz Applefest 5K and 10K @ Huron Charter Township | Michigan | United States

Late Registration 9/27 to 10/07: $35 (5K/10K), $15 (1-mile) ** t-shirt while supplies last
Day of Race: $40 (5K/10K), $20 (1-mile)

Course: Beautiful paved trail along the Huron River through Lower Huron Metropark.

Awards: The awards will be handed out after the race at the registration tent located just south of the bridge on Waltz Road.

5K and 10K Overall 1st place Male and Female – $50 and Race Medal
All participant in the 5K and 10K will receive a Race Medal
All kids participating in the 1-mile fun run will receive a participation medal

Packet Pick up – The 10K and 5k run event will be chip timed. You will pick up your race number, race t-shirt and timing chip the morning of the race. Please be sure to arrive with sufficient time to do this.

Race Day Registration: 7:00 – 8:15 amRace Day Packet Pick-Up: 7:00 – 8:15 am (There will be a tent located just south of the bridge on Waltz road near the starting line. This is close to parking and the finish line)

Woodhaven – Blue Ribbon Run
Oct 8 all-day
Woodhaven - Blue Ribbon Run @ Woodhaven | Michigan | United States

Registration is now open for the 2023 Blue (Boo) Ribbon Run.  The date is October 8th. If you are unable to participate please consider donating.  All proceeds of this event go to the Trenton Exchange Club and will be used to support prevention of child abuse.

Come join us for the Ghosty 5K, which includes Casper the Friendly Hill, which is optional.

5K – 9:30am start time. This years run will include the hill (2 times).  Hill is OPTIONAL!  No dogs or strollers on the hill.  Awards to 1st and 2nd Male and Female, Overall and Masters & Finisher Medals.  Age groups:  9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and up.

Any social distancing guidelines in effect on race day will be strictly adhered to, including staggered starts if necessary.  Chip timing will be used for results.

1 Mile-  9:00am start time.  No hill on the 1 mile course.  Strollers and dogs on a leash are welcome for the 1 mile race.


For printable registration form click here

2023 Motor City Challenge 5K, 1-Mile & Meijer Kids Fun Run @ Detroit River / Downtown Detroit
Oct 14 all-day
2023 Motor City Challenge 5K, 1-Mile & Meijer Kids Fun Run @ Detroit River / Downtown Detroit | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Registration for 2023 events is open for the 5K, 1-Mile & Meijer Kids Fun Run

Register here Ensure lowest prices by registering early!

Please check back for updates as the marathon weekend approaches.

Location – The 2023 course will be on and near the east Detroit riverfront. Location and course route is subject to change, so check back here as we get closer to race weekend for the most accurate location details.

2023 Detroit Free Press Marathon @ Detroit River / Downtown Detroit
Oct 15 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
2023 Detroit Free Press Marathon @ Detroit River / Downtown Detroit | Detroit | Michigan | United States

The 2023 Marathon route includes some of the most dramatic improvements to the course in the race’s 45-year history. We’re back again to running internationally in 2023 and we’ve kept the additions of Detroit features like the Woodbridge neighborhood, the District Detroit, Eastern Market, the Dequindre Cut and a finish line at the foot of Campus Martius. (All courses will require municipal approval and USATF measurement.)

With a wave start, participants are sent off at three-minute intervals beginning at 7 a.m., which eases congestion in those early miles. Groups are based on the projected pace indicated on the registration form, so an accurate response is necessary.

The Marathon map PDF is here. The Marathon turn-by-turn instructions are here.

You must be able to complete the marathon in 6.5 hours from the time the Last Chance Pacer crosses the start line. We will close the marathon finish line at 2 p.m., with roads incrementally opening along the course up to the 2 p.m. cutoff.

The pacer will travel at the average pace needed to cross the finish line at six and a half hours. Your progress will be monitored throughout the race. If you fall significantly behind the pacer, you will be given fair warning to pick up the pace. If you can’t keep pace, you will be required to board a bus following the pacers to be transported back to the Start/Finish area. We are currently in the process of organizing our pace teams for the 2023 event.  More details coming soon.

Turkey Trot – 40th Anniversary @ Huntington Place Expo
Nov 23 @ 7:30 am
Turkey Trot - 40th Anniversary @ Huntington Place Expo | Detroit | Michigan | United States

The Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot kick off America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner White.

The S3 Turkey Trot has been a tradition in Detroit for the past thirty-nine years.  Much more than a variety of races (10k/5k/1 mile and combo events), thousands of participants dress in costumes for the event.  Often declared “The Parade before The Parade”, participants frolic by the largest spectator crowd in Michigan.  Truly an awesome way to start Thanksgiving Day!

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Registration and Packet Pickup will be available at our Huntington Place Expo on Wednesday, November 23rd in Room E between 12:00 Noon and 7:00 p.m.  CASH OR CHECK ONLY payable to The Parade Company.

Registration also at Huntington Place race day morning in Room E until 8:00 a.m.

Packet Pick-up also at Huntington Place race day morning in Room E beginning at 6:00 a.m.

You may pick up other runners’ packets for them.

Starting times:  10K and Mile: 7:30 a.m.,  5K: 8:30 a.m.

Jogging strollers allowed.  No pets or bikes.

Already registered? Check your registration HERE

Taylor Winterfest Goodfellows 5k @ Heritage Park Sheridan
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am
The annual Taylor Winterfest – Goodfellows 5K Run/Walk & Kids 1 mile fun run are happening December 2, 2023
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