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Kick-off the B.A.M Festival with the MICRO-Marathon. A .262 mile (that’s a little over a ¼ mile) walk/run. All participants that register before June 15th will receive a MICRO-Marathon t-shirt; and all participants 21 years and older are eligible for a special post-race prize. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020
Time: 10 a.m.
Cost: $20 for 21 & older; $15 for 20 & younger
July 27, 2019
I am proud to announce that the inaugural Running To Honor 5K will be taking place July 27th, 2019 (Saturday) at Heritage Park in Taylor, Michigan. This is a timed, family friendly run or walk where everyone is welcome. We will be honoring our Fallen Soldiers and Veterans so that they will not be forgotten.
Proceeds from this event will go to the Wyandotte VFW Post 1136, Taylor VFW Post 4422 and Running To Honor. Details are listed on the registration website of where specifically the money goes under the donate section.
All finishers will receive the finishers medal in this picture.
If you are not located in Michigan or not going to be able to make it to the event you can register for the Virtual 5K and I will mail a shirt, bib and medal to you! You just go walk or run on your own!
The complete details are at the registration website below. Please consider registering and supporting the Veterans organizations in your community.
I will be sharing much more details about this event in the weeks and months to come.
Thank you as always for your support!
#NeverForgotten #FreedomIsNeverFree #RunningToHonor #VFW1136#VFW4422
July 28, 2019
Rhonda Walker Foundation hosts the ninth annual Give and Get Fit health and fitness event on Sunday, July 28 at 8AM on the lovely Detroit Riverfront. Give and Get Fit brings together over 500 health-conscious metro-Detroiters for a fun-filled morning of exercise with your choice of a 5K/10K run/walk or a fusion of three fitness classes including Yoga, Pilates and Kickboxing! Enjoy our amazing health fair exhibits with the latest in fitness, food and wellness! All 5K/10K run/walk participants will receive a performance shirt, medal and gift bag! Proceeds benefit Rhonda Walker Foundation’s award-winning health and wellness youth programming through its five-year Girls into Women career, personal development, college prep and mentoring program for inner city teen girls. Register today at RunSignUp.com/GiveAndGetFit.
Allen Park 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk
The run starts and finishes at Allen Park Presbyterian Church, 7101 Park Ave., Allen Park, 48101. Proceeds from the event support the Downriver Runner’s annual Tony Mifsud scholarship program, a $1,000 college scholarship for two area high school runners.
August 3, 2019
August 4, 2019
We are excited to be a part of the Dearborn Homecoming Festival events for a fourth year. This is a great location with a mostly flat, fast course. In 2018, the course will be USATF certified and we will continue to have have each decade race against each other. In 2016 the 80’s decade won and in 2017 the 90’s decade won, in 2018 the race was once again won by the 80’s! That means 2019 will once again be 80s themed. But check out the new scoring method, leveling the playing field for all decades!
August 11, 2019
Enjoy the summer colors and run, walk, or jog along the Belle Isle Park trails with the Michigan Nature Association!
This 5K will promote efforts to preserve habitat for the Lake Sturgeon, a species of special concern in Michigan.
Families, strollers, and pets (on a leash) welcome! The Kids Fun Run will start at 8:30 a.m.! Kids can run a 1 mile race prior to the 5K starting at 9 a.m.
Kids 1 Mile Fun Run: $10
5K Run/Walk: Early registration is just $25 ($30 day-of)
Volunteers are also needed! We’re looking for energetic individuals and organizations to provide great customer service to our 5K participants. Interested in helping with registration, monitoring along the course, handing out medals? We have a spot for everyone! https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/MI/Detroit/SturgeonSprint
Registration opens January 1! Visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Detroit/SturgeonSprint
Questions? Give Jess a call at 866-223-2231 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants will receive a commemorative Sturgeon Sprint t-shirt while supplies last.
Packet pickup begins on race day at 7:30 a.m. in the green space behind Shelter 8 at the intersection of Central Ave and Inselruhe Ave
**This event is part of the Race for Michigan Nature, a statewide series of Family Fun Runs & 5Ks stretching from Belle Isle in Detroit to Marquette in the U.P. Win a prize for participating in all 6 races! Learn more: https://www.michigannature.org/menus/race-for-michigan-nature-2019-schedule.html
Our races are endorsed by the Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Governor’s Council. They are offering the Pure Michigan FITness Series Challenge, where participants can win prizes after accruing points in running in events across Michigan.
To learn more: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Lansing/PureMichiganFITnessSeriesParticipationChallenge
September 15, 2019
HALF MARATHON • 10K • 5K
A portion of this event’s proceeds will benefit our featured charity, the American Heart Association: Go Red for Women.
The American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K event was created by women for women. All women, of all ages, of all abilities. First-time racers and experienced marathoners. The young and the young at heart. Join your sisters on beautiful Belle Isle State Park and celebrate your strength, your beauty, your inner grace… everything that makes you the goddess you are!
The American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K is walker friendly!
September 22, 2019
This walk is to raise awarenes Everyone is welcomed.
Registration starts at 11:00 AM
Food, Water, Juice
Face painting, games, balloon guy, Elmo, clowns and
clown on stilts. trackless train,
anti Bullying PBIS guest speaker
all the fun starts at 11:OO AM
walk starts at 1 pm
Basket raffles tickets will be available for purchase
walk T-shirts will be available to purchase
everything else is free we fundraised all year for this event
visit our website http://courtneycounts.org/
September 28, 2019
Let’s end childhood cancer. Together.
Register, form a team, and invite your friends and family to join. Or, join an existing team. Then, be a fearless fundraiser for the kids of St. Jude, and explore the cool gear you can earn.
Thanks to committed fundraisers, like you, families never receive a bill from St. Jude- for treatment, travel, housing for food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% when we first opened our doors to 80% today. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
$10 for the 5k Walk/ $20 for the chip timed 5k Run
To register, click here: http://fundraising.stjude.org/walkrundetroit
October 12, 2019
Race t-shirts while supplies last, so register EARLY! We will offer unisex size shirts.
October is the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Let’s make a difference in the life of people who have experienced domestic and/or sexual abuse by participating in this fundraising event hosted by Salvation’s Gate, Inc. a charitable nonprofit organization. All proceeds go to Salvation’s Gate Inc. to help fund our work with domestic violence victims and their families.
Finisher medals will be awarded for all finishers and prizes for the overall winners and top winner in each age category based on chip time.
You will be able to register on race day and at packet pick-up. Online registration ends at 9 pm the evening prior to the race. Racers must pick up their bib in time to race!
MILITARY DISCOUNT – email email@example.com for the code!
End Domestic Violence at the Gate!
October 19, 2019
Take part in Michigan’s largest road race and join us for our 42nd running! The Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon has a race for every pace. Join 26,000 of your newest running friends in October and run or walk the streets of Detroit and Windsor!
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.