Downriver Runs and Walks

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Cupid’s Undie Run 2023 @ Tin Roof
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cupid's Undie Run 2023 @ Tin Roof | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Cupid’s Undie Run Detroit

February 18, 2023 • 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Tin Roof | Detroit, MI


Registration is open for our 2023 events! Every February, thousands of undie runners in cities all across the U.S. come together, whether it be in-person or virtually, to support those affected by NF, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and affects 1 in every 3,000 births. Cupid’s Undie Run kicks off with drinking and dancing, then we jog it out with a mile(ish) run and end it all with an epic dance party!

We’re on a mission to raise awareness and fund critical NF research while running in our undies!

With your help, we can help improve treatments, improve care, and improve lives for those living with NF.

12th Annual Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk @ Grosse Ile Middle School\
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
12th Annual Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk @ Grosse Ile Middle School\ | Grosse Ile Township | Michigan | United States

Rock CF is hitting the island for the 12th edition of the infamous Half Marathon & 5K for all to come and help us outrun cystic fibrosis!

100% of all proceeds will go towards supporting the mission of the Rock CF Foundation.

Half Marathon- 8:00am

Start: Grosse Ile Middle School (GIMS)

Finish: Grosse Ile Middle School

5K Run/Walk- 8:15am

Start: Outside of the GI Naval Air Station Hangar (south side)

Finish: GIMS

Check out the website: 12th Annual Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk — Rock CF (


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.


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.

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 (


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
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
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