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Taylor, MI US 48180
In 2020, Happy Soles participants helped Fish and Loaves Community Food Pantry purchase enough food to distribute over 1.6 million pounds of food to 12,118 households. For all of those that laced up their sneakers in 2020, we can’t thank you enough for your support of the Fish and Loaves mission. But we need your help again this year!
Happy Soles is going virtual again this year but with 3 new twists:
1. The Tag line for 2021 is: MILES FOR MEALS.
2. Our 2021 goal is to SURPASS the number of households that Fish & Loaves served in 2020, in miles: that’s 12,118 miles! We challenge you to run or walk, cycle, swim, or row as many miles as you can between May 1 and June 13, 2021 to contribute to the total event miles. You can do this indoors or outdoors, so weather isn’t an excuse! If we work together we can fulfill the Fish and Loaves Mission of “Ensuring No One Goes Hungry” in 2021.
As a participant, you will have the ability to upload your miles and track your progress as well as see the entire event’s progress. Simply log onto your personalized dashboard and upload after each activity. We will share your event progress and the amazing efforts of our supporters across all of our socials to keep the fun going.
3. The final piece of the challenge comes in the form of fundraising! Registration for Happy Soles is $30 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 2021.
T-shirts and Medals will be handed out on Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry in Taylor. It would be great if you can pick up your t-shirts and medals but if that is not possible, they will be mailed to you after June 13th. *Event t-shirts run big, so plan accordingly when you register. REGISTER BY MAY 24TH TO GUARANTEE A T SHIRT
We will be working closely with the city to implement all necessary Covid measures to have a safe in-person event. Modifications may include removal of post race activities, wave starts, and modified courses. We cannot predict what June will look like in terms of the current pandemic, but we are committed to doing everything we can to host a live event. Please make sure you are aware of our refund policy prior to signing up. We hope to see everyone in June!
Additional race information can be found at http://triviumracing.com/event/summerfest2021/.
West Rd at W Jefferson
Trenton, MI US 48183
The Trenton Summer Fest 5K and 8K is an awesome opportunity for a fast and flat summer race. Gear up and go after you best time as we run through downtown Trenton, and beautiful Elizabeth Park! This race serves as race number one in the Trivium Mega Medal Series. This race, along with 4 others, will create on giant medal!
Monroe, MI US 48162
WHAT: We walk to find a cure for MS. Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that touches the lives of those who are near and dear to our heart. This walk was created to show that we as individuals can make a difference and change the lives of those around us. Please, join us in making a change! 💙🎗
WHERE: We will be hosting our event at our local state park or VIRTUALLY. You get to find your own route and walk 3.1 miles and then report back to us on our Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/283320376319955/
Each participant will pay $25. Our fee will include a shirt with our logo and sponsors, we can ship the shirts to your location. 90% of all money raised will be donated to The National MS Society, Michigan. Help us make a difference!
Detroit, MI US 48224
The race you know and love is back for 2021. Join us on beautiful Belle Isle for Escape to Belle Isle!
The safety of our runners, walkers, families, staff, and volunteers is of the utmost importance. Right now, we’re planning on a virtual race with the hope that it will be safe to have socially-distanced outdoor events by July. If we can get together safely, the option to run in-person will be available to you at no extra cost and we will be in touch via email to ask if you’d like to run in-person or virtually. Either way, we’ll be providing course maps for Belle Isle in case you’d like to run it on your own.
Every event registration and every dollar you fundraise helps Ronald McDonald House Charities Detroit provide a home away from home for families while their child is hospitalized. The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but especially for families with a hospitalized child.
For a sick kid, there’s nothing better than the comfort of having mom and dad at their side. For mom and dad, there’s comfort, support, and a place to call home when they have to travel for their critically ill or injured child to receive medical care.
Additional race information can be found at https://runningtohonor.enmotive.com/.
Taylor, MI US 48180
The Running To Honor 5K is a timed, family friendly walk (or run) focused on keeping the memory of our Fallen Soldiers & Veterans alive and reminding others that Freedom is never free. The event will take place on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 inside Heritage Park located at 12111 Pardee Rd, Taylor, MI 48180. The start time of the 5K & 1 Mile-ish walk (or run) is 8:00 AM in front of the Sheridan Pavilion. The Kids .5K will start at 7:30 AM.
We will be working closely with the city to implement all necessary Covid measures to have a safe in-person event. Modifications may include removal of post race activities, wave starts, and modified courses. We cannot predict what August will look like in terms of the current pandemic, but we are committed to doing everything we can to host a live event. Please make sure you are aware of our refund policy prior to signing up. We hope to see everyone in August!
Additional race information can be found at http://triviumracing.com/event/decades5k2021/.
Dearborn, MI US 48124
We are excited to once again be hosting our 5K in Dearborn. In years past this race has been themed after a decade, this year we will be celebrating every decade. So pick your favorite decade and come out and represent, “Daddy-0”. This is a great mid summer race for all of our racers getting ready for their A race in the fall, and for the casual runner looking for a fun 5K course! Our fast and fun USATF Certified Course will give you a great shot at your PR.
Additional race information can be found at https://levelpebbletri.weebly.com.
Flat Rock, MI US 48134
Level Pebble YOUTH SPRINT Triathlon
When: Friday, August 20, 2021
5:00 pm Packet-Pickup/Transition Opens/Body Marking
5:45 pm Pre-race meeting (transition area)
6:00 pm Triathlon begins (time-trial start)
Youth Sprint Triathlon (Ages 10-14): 200yd swim, 4 mi bike, 1.6 mi run
Youth Mini-Sprint Triathlon (Ages 9 & Under): 100yd swim, 2 mi bike, 1 mi run
SWIM – indoor pool serpentine-style swim
BIKE – fast, flat to gently rolling paved roads and paths
RUN – flat & fast on the paved Downriver Linked Greenways path
TRANSITION & FINISH – held in the FRCC South parking lot
Race Fee: (includes t-shirt, finisher award, split & overall timing)
T-shirts guaranteed to all registered by August 12th.
$40 (before Aug 12), $50 (Aug 13-20)
No Day-Of-Race Registrations
Registrations will support the Flat Rock High School & Middle School Swim teams.
Additional ride information can be found at http://www.tour-de-troit.org.
Detroit, MI US 48201
The 2020 Ride the Parks Challenge was a success! We invite you now to Join us for the 2021 Rice the Parks Challenge, featuring 4 new park starts and routes taking you through the city!
Riders Must complete the ride(s) any day from July , 2021 to August 31, 2021. If you plan to ride with friends please practice social distancing and limit numbers to groups of 25.
Maps will be uploaded to RACE JOY By June 1, 2021. Please download the app & sign in before beginning your ride. Race Bib’s will be assigned and able to be downloaded from Race Joy to print. T-shirt fulfillment will begin June 15, 2021 and continue through registration. PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO IN PERSON PACKET PICK-UP FOR THIS EVENT. We recommend bringing earbuds to better hear the prompts from Race Joy.
Woodhaven, MI US 48183
Registration is now open for the 2021 Blue Ribbon Run. The date is September 26th. 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.
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.
Teddy Bear Tot Trot- 9:15am start time. FREE 6 years & under. Finisher gift
For printable registration form click here
Early Bird pricing until May 31, 2021: 5K-$25, 1 Mile-$15. June 1, 2021-September 25, 2021: 5K-$28, 1 Mile- $18. Race Day: 5K-$30, 1 Mile: $20
TYPE OF RACE
- ROAD RACE
- Start Time : 9:00 a.m.
- S. Rockwood
- 5676 Carleton Rockwood Rd
- 5K : RUN/WALK
- $20.00 prior to 4/30/2021 $25.00 prior to 7/31/2021 $30.00 Before Day of Race $40.00 Morning of Race
- Denise Camillo
- 5676 Carleton Rockwood Rd
- S. Rockwood, MI 48179
This race is run in an actual working quarry. The course is graded, but please be aware you will be running on areas that are uneven, or even sandy.
We will be following the COVID-19 regulations that are in place at the time of the race. Parking is off site & you will be bussed to the Quarry. As of now, masks WILL be required while on the bus or inside the registration/package pick up building.
Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 9:30am
Registration is now open – learn more about registration here.
On-site registration at our Health & Fitness Expo will be available on FRIDAY ONLY for late registrants.
Our 5K starts near the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor, along the Detroit RiverWalk.
Our 5K course will take participants along the Detroit Riverwalk, past Milliken State Park/Harbor, past Chene Park and through the historic Rivertown Warehouse District before finishing in front of the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center. View the course here, or click here to view all the course maps.
There will be two waves: runners and walkers. Walkers will line up behind the runners and will start 5 minutes after the first wave of runners. This is for the safety and happiness of all participants!
Runners and walkers of any age and/or ability are welcome to participate in the celebration of fun and fitness. Because of safety concerns strollers, bicycles, roller-blades and skateboards are not permitted in any of our events, including the 5K.
Gear Check will be available for 5K Runners starting at 7:30am. It will be located under the pavilion in William G. Milliken State Park (closest to the water).
There are two opportunities to pick up your race day packet, which includes your t-shirt and bib number. You may have someone else pick up your packet, but they must have a copy of your confirmation email and ID.
Friday, October 15: Health & Fitness Expo at TCF Center (formerly COBO Center), from 2:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday, October 16: (Race Day): Milliken State Park, before the race. You may NOT pick up your packet at the Expo on Saturday.
Time Requirements and Age Restrictions
There are no age-restrictions for this event. All participants are required to finish the 5K in one hour and ten minutes (1:10:00).
All individual cash prizes are based on “clock time” (not chip time).
|Place||Open Male/Female||Masters Male/Female|
NOTE: In the event that a Masters runner also places in the Overall division, they will receive both the Masters and the Overall cash awards.
Do you have a community event coming up? If you want your event added to our calendar, submit your request here*.
* Events must be pre-approved and meet criteria to post. Events pertaining to businesses and for-profit business events are allowed for sponsors only.