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Strides for Adam 5K @ Young Patriots Park
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Strides for Adam 5K @ Young Patriots Park | Riverview | Michigan | United States

Join us In-person in 2023 for the 4th annual Strides for Adam 5k run, walk and 1 mile reflection walk. We are also offering a virtual event for those that are unable to participate in-person.

Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.

On Dec 26, 2018 this unfortunate statistic affected Adam Holten, his family, extended family, friends and the community. We lost a very good person to suicide. Adam affected many people’s lives with his presence, his smile, his laughter, his handshakes and his ability to reach out and lift other people up.

Since his passing we have created a non-profit organization: Strides for Adam. We are coordinating a 5K race to continue his legacy of service to others and keep his memory alive.


Willow Time Trial @ Willow Metropark
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Willow Time Trial @ Willow Metropark | Huron Charter Township | Michigan | United States

The Willow Time Trial is held at Willow MetroPark, located near Romulus Michigan, east of I-275 off of South Huron Road (exit 11), six miles south of I-94. A park entrance permit is required. One day permits are available at the park entrance. The Willow Time Trial once again offers a season-opening opportunity to test your off-season base-building. Returning this year are the popular first-timer and Fat Bike categories. Racing is fun, and shouldn’t be intimidating, so if this is your first time, we have a category for you to see what this is all about. And yes, you read that right. We will have a Fat Bike/MTB Bike category. These are such fun and versatile machines that we couldn’t resist the chance to put them to the test on the road, in a time trial.

NEW FOR 2023 – Team Time Trial Categories We will have Male Open, Female Open and Mixed Open Team categories. Teams will consist of 4 riders with the time taken when the 3rd rider crosses the line. Teams must register together at one time (sorry, that’s the way bikereg requires) and pay at one time. For the mixed category, there must be 2 males and 2 females. There are no restrictions on bikes or equipment. TT, Road and any other type of bike is allowed. Get 3 of your fastest friends together and see if you have what it takes to be the fastest team in the state!

REDUCED FEES and DISTANCES for Juniors for 2023! Juniors will be the first category racing in the morning this year.
Al Petri from Petri Bikes in Woodhaven ( will be on-sight at Willow to offer technical support and will have a limited supply of essentials you may need to make sure your ride goes smoothly.
Electronic Timing provided by Fun Promotions, LLC.

There will be NO DAY OF registrations offered for this event. Online registration closes on Tuesday, April 18th at 11:59pm. Riders will be staged beginning 6 minutes prior to their designated start time based on bib number. Unassisted rolling starts only. Riders will leave the start line at 1:00 minute intervals.

Podium presentations will take place at the end of each racing session. Typically the race has been broken into two seesions based on registration numbers but that will be subject to change if numbers warrant it.

2023 I Ran the D @ Comerica Park - Big Tiger (West Side)
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
2023 I Ran the D @ Comerica Park - Big Tiger (West Side) | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Start Time: 8:30am EDT
Price: $40.00 Race Fee
Registration: Price increases to $45.00 after February 5, 2023 at 11:59pm EST

Start at the Big Tiger, run through the streets of this great city and *finish ceremonially on the Comerica Park field! Registration includes a great race, long sleeve running shirt, bib and finishers medal.

Unfortunately due to the congestion along the 5k route and at Comerica Park, NO STROLLERS OR **DOGS ARE PERMITTED IN THE 5K OR ON THE COMERICA PARK FIELD

*Pending weather at the determination of Comerica Park
**Service Animals are permitted by special request.

Taylor – Team PKSA 2023 Fun Run @ Heritage Park Sheridan Center
May 7 all-day
Taylor - Team PKSA 2023 Fun Run @ Heritage Park Sheridan Center | Taylor | Michigan | United States

Proceeds go to support our team members in training and traveling expenses for competitions in the NASKA Tournament Circuit!

What is the distance for the fun run – the 2023 fun run is approximately 2.0 miles.

Run Times
Special Needs Walk/Run    9:30-11:00

All Runners and Walkers    11:30-1:00

Grosse Ile Memorial Day Run @ Grosse Ile High School
May 29 all-day
Grosse Ile Memorial Day Run @ Grosse Ile High School | Grosse Ile Township | Michigan | United States

A Grosse Ile tradition for over 30 years. Hosted by the Island Road Runners. One of the most scenic courses in S.E. Michigan. Courses: Both 8K & 5K are Certified, Flat & Fast, including picturesque East River Road, and beautiful neighborhoods.

T-shirts guaranteed to the first 380 entrants. Sizes not always guaranteed.


Awards: First place Overall Male and Overall Female for both 5k & 8k races.

Great goodie table!!! Bib Chip scoring by Fairchild Sports Timing.

Packet pick up and late registration available at Total Runner (15265 Dix-Toledo Rd) May 23-28.

8K Run & 5K Run/Walk: Pre-registration by mail or in person at Total Runner anytime through May 28th. $35 through Saturday, May 22nd. $40 May 23-28 at Total Runner; $45 Race day registration at Grosse Ile High School. LITTLE STARS ONE MILE FREE! NO SHIRT AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR LITTLE STARS 1 MILE

Click here for paper registration form.

5th Annual Paddle Run 4 CureHHT at Captain Jim’s! @ Captain Jim's Marina & Bar
Jun 3 all-day
5th Annual Paddle Run 4 CureHHT at Captain Jim's! @ Captain Jim's Marina & Bar | Gibraltar | Michigan | United States

Join us for a day of fun and athletic diversity for a great cause.

Our goal is to raise money to find a cure for HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia), also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome, HHT is an inherited disease that leads to malformed blood vessels in multiple organs of the body and typically begins with nosebleeds during childhood. HHT can result in serious health problems if not promptly diagnosed and treated. Our mission is to find a cure for HHT while saving the lives and improving the well-being of individuals and families affected by HHT.

Sign up today for a 5k Run or a 2.8k Kayak race, or sign up for both events!!

Happy Soles 5k Run/Walk/Bike & Virtual Challenge @ Sheridan Pavilion
Jun 4 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Soles 5k Run/Walk/Bike & Virtual Challenge @ Sheridan Pavilion | Taylor | Michigan | United States

In 2021, Happy Soles participants helped Fish and Loaves Community Food Pantry purchase enough food to distribute over 1.7 million pounds of food to 21,634 households.

For all of those that laced up their sneakers in 2021, we can’t thank you enough for your support of the Fish and Loaves mission.

But we need your help again this year, hope you see you on June 4, 2023…..

The Challenges

1.  Happy Soles will be held at Taylor Heritage Park Sheridan Pavilion.   A new route will take the racers through the beautiful Heritage Park.    Our Racers can run, walk or bike the route.    If you are uncomfortable joining us for the event, please feel free to once again participate virtually.   We appreciate your support.

2. We need a Tagline for Happy Soles 2022.   Please submit your tagline to by May 1, 2022.    Tagline winner will be awarded an entry to the 2023 Happy Soles 5k.

3.     The final piece of the challenge comes in the form of fundraising! Registration for Happy Soles is $35 per person but this year, due to increased demand for food resources, we’re encouraging you to fundraise as you strive to hit your mileage goal. Within your dashboard, you have the ability to create a fundraising page to track your efforts and share them with friends and family using your own social and email channels. Help motivate them to join you in the miles or in fundraising for your goal!

100% of ALL proceeds will help Fish & Loaves purchase food for households in 2022.

The first 300 participants will receive a Happy Soles Medal.

Register here: Happy Soles 5k Run/Walk/Bike & Virtual Challenge (


Allen Park – Cabrini Monarch 5K
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day
Allen Park - Cabrini Monarch 5K @ Allen Park | Michigan | United States

Cabrini is excited to welcome Monarchs and the larger community to join us for the Monarch 5K and Fun Run!  This is an annual public running event that is held on the Saturday of our Parish Festival each year. The running route begins on our campus and winds through the adjacent Allen Park neighborhood. It will include a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk and a 5K Run/Walk, both events are open to all ages.

Race Information:

  • Register in advance at by Wednesday, June 1 ($25 early bird price includes a t-shirt); registration after June 1 is $30 and DOES NOT include a t-shirt.
  • On-site registration is available on race day at the registration table in front of the high school starting at 7:30 AM for $30
  • Bottled water at start/finish line
  • Water station on course
  • Race awards will be distributed and announced following the 5K
  • Bib and t-shirt pickup at the registration table begins at 7:30 AM
  • 5K finisher medals will be provided for the top three winners in each group
  • Race times (All races start on the south side of Wick Rd. in front of Cabrini High School): 8:30 AM – 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk & 9:15 AM – 5K Run/Walk
Trenton Summer Festival Half Marathon, 5k & 8K @ Elizabeth Park
Jun 24 all-day
Trenton Summer Festival Half Marathon, 5k & 8K @ Elizabeth Park | Trenton | Michigan | United States

In 2023, we are again offering a half marathon option for our Trenton Summerfest race line-up!

Participants have three distances to choose from: 5K, 8K, or Half Marathon! Get ready to run through gorgeous Elizabeth Park, Trenton, and, for our half marathoners, Gibraltar on this PR course!

Sign up here:

It will also have a festival atmosphere with the race being held in conjunction with the Trenton Summer Festival!

2023 Running To Honor 5K Walk (or Run) @ Heritage Park
Jul 29 @ 6:00 am – 9:30 am
2023 Running To Honor 5K Walk (or Run) @ Heritage Park | Taylor | Michigan | United States
The 5th Annual Running To Honor 5K walk (or run) will take place on July 29th, 2023 at Heritage Park in Taylor, Michigan. This is a family friendly event where everyone participating will receive a finisher’s medal and tech shirt. Proceeds will benefit the Victory Gym Veterans Health Club, Taylor Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 4422 and Running To Honor.
There is also a Virtual 5K option if you can’t make it to the in person event. We will mail you the t-shirt, bib and finishers medal and you walk (or run) a distance of your choosing any day you want around the week of the event and send us pictures showing you supported our Fallen Soldiers and Fallen Veterans and we will in turn share that with our followers on Facebook.
To register or for more details visit the event website below:
6:30a-8:00a Packet Pickup
7:00a Pre-Race Ceremony
7:30a Kids .5K
7:50a National Anthem
8a 5K Walk (or Run)
9:30a Results Finalized & Awards Available To Be Picked Up
15th Annual Walk for Remembrance & Hope @ Heritage Park
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
15th Annual Walk for Remembrance & Hope @ Heritage Park | Taylor | Michigan | United States

Each new life no matter how fragile or brief forever changes the world and it is Our mission at Metro Detroit Share is to provide support resources to families who endure the loss of a child during pregnancy or infancy. Metro Detroit Share is a volunteer support group of parents who have experienced the loss of their babies through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant loss. Founded in 2008. We are a local Michigan chapter of the National Share Organization.

Hosted By

Hosted By Metro Detroit Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support

  • Registration 11:30 to 1:00 PM
  • Service 1 PM
  • Walk 2 PM


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

St. John’s Waltz Applefest 5K and 10K Where & When:

  • Location: New Boston, MI 48164
  • Race Date: Check the site to sign up & for more details
  • Categories: 5K & 10K
Woodhaven – Blue Ribbon Run
Oct 8 – Oct 9 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

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!

Click to register –

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

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