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May
26
Sun
Detroit: Gran Prix 5000 on Belle Isle @ Belle Isle
May 26 @ 8:00 am
Detroit: Gran Prix 5000 on Belle Isle @ Belle Isle | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

May 26, 2019

RACE INFORMATION

Come join us for the once-a-year opportunity to experience the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix by Lear course just like the race car drivers do. Runners & walkers will start from the Official Detroit Grand Prix starting line and experience all 13 turns and a run down BCBSM Pit Lane before crossing under the checkered flag in the shadow of the Cars.com Grandstand 1.

May
27
Mon
Grosse Ile: Memorial Day Run @ Grosse Ile High School
May 27 @ 9:00 am
Grosse Ile: Memorial Day Run @ Grosse Ile High School | Grosse Ile Township | Michigan | United States

Event Date

May 27

EVENT FEE(S)

8K & 5K Run/Walk: Pre-registration by mail or in person at Total Runner anytime through May 25. $30 through Saturday, May 18; $35 May 20-25 at Total Runner; $40 Race day registration at Grosse Ile High School. Little Stars 1 Mile is FREE and every child that finishes will receive a finishers medal!

 

RACE INFORMATION

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 and Fast, including picturesque East River Road, and beautiful neighborhoods. QUALITY LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTS . Raffle Prizes and a great goodie table. Bib Chip scoring by Race Timing Services. Age Group Medals for 8K Run and 5K Run/Walk: Overall, Masters. Medals to top 3 in each age group, Male and Female. Male and Female Age Groups: 14 and Under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80 and Up. Packet pick up and late registration available at Total Runner May 20-25. NO PACKET PICK UP AT TOTAL RUNNER, IF YOU REGISTER ONLINE AFTER MAY 19th.

8K adn 5K Run/Walk: Pre-registration by mail or in person at Total Runner anytime through May 25th. $30 through Saturday, May 19th. $35 May 20-25 at Total Runner; $40 Race day registration at Grosse Ile High School. Little Stars 1 Mile is FREE and every child that finishes will receive a finishers medal!

Jun
1
Sat
Gibraltar: Captain Jim’s 5K Run & 2.8K Kayak @ Captain Jim's
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am
Gibraltar: Captain Jim's 5K Run & 2.8K Kayak @ Captain Jim's | Gibraltar | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

June 1, 2019

Event Fees:

Sign-up on or before May 4, 2018:
5K Run: $20 increases to $30
2.8 Kayak: $20 increases to $30
5K & Kayak: $30 increases to $40

Description:

Come on down to show some real athletic diversity!  We start off in the water with a 2.8k kayak (roughly 20 minutes) circling the main island of Gibraltar, followed by a 5k run touring the Gibraltar’s Lake Erie waterfront and canal-front residential areas.  Please note that prices increase after May 4, 2018.  Registration available until the morning of the race.

Speeches begin at 9:00am followed by the start of the Kayak portion of the race.

Kayak and Life Jacket rental available.

Jun
2
Sun
Woodhaven: Paws Around the Park 5K Run and Walk @ Woodhaven Community Center
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am
Woodhaven: Paws Around the Park 5K Run and Walk @ Woodhaven Community Center | Woodhaven | Michigan | United States

Event Date

June 2, 2019

DESCRIPTION

PAWS AROUND THE PARK WOODHAVEN RUN OR WALK

Where: Start and Ends at Woodhaven Community Center, 23101 Hall Road, Woodhaven MI 48183

The Friends of the Woodhaven/Trenton Animal Shelter will partner with the City of Woodhaven/Trenton Animal Shelter to host the 2nd annual “Paws around the Park Woodhaven” 5k. Dogs Welcome!

All proceeds will benefit the Woodhaven/Trenton Animal Shelter.

Packet pick up Race Day at 8am June 2, 2019 at the Woodhaven Community Center 23101 Hall Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183 o

Fees: $30.00 with or without Dog

T-Shirts: Available to participants registered by May, 24th, 2019

Awards: 5k Top 1st Male & Female, in each age group. Trophies M/F Overall & Masters, Age Groups are as follows 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Up.

 

ALL participants will receive finisher’s medal

Jun
8
Sat
GM Run Through the Center 5K 2019
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
GM Run Through the Center 5K 2019 @ Warren | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

June 3, 2019

GM continues to give area athletes an opportunity to run through unique places on their campuses that non-employees normally would not have the opportunity to experience. While the Prove It 5K lets athletes run on the high performance test track, this race will let runners and walkers experience the grounds of the gorgeous Warren Tech Center.

This event will wind through the fast, flat streets of the Tech Center and give athletes a great opportunity to PR. The course is USATF certified, and will feature some of the best sights on the campus. Athletes will be treated to custom shirts, Run Through the Center finishers medals, live results, and great post race awards and snacks. Everyone is welcome to come race this event. Bring your kids- children area 6 and up can run, and strollers are allowed!

The Warren event will be a part of the Trivium East Michigan Running Series in 2019. Athletes, clubs and corporations who compete in a Running Series event will gain points for themselves, and their teams. Accumulated points will be added up throughout the season, and awards will be given at our end of the season party!

Rails Rally 5K Run/Walk @ Council Point Park
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am
Rails Rally 5K Run/Walk @ Council Point Park | Lincoln Park | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

June 6, 2019

Hosted by the Lincoln Park Schools Education Foundation, this 5K run/ walk “Rails Rally” will be a fun event with bibs, timing chips, trophies, a race medal for all finishers and a great way to support a great cause.

9:00am Race Start

(Packet Pick-up 8:15am)

Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall

$25 pre-register before June 1.

$45 on/after June 1

$25 for “Ghost” Runner

Price includes race, timing, a tee-shirt, and a race medal! (tee-shirt only if pre-registered on or before May 31, 2019)

Jun
9
Sun
Taylor: Happy Soles 5K @ Heritage Park
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am
Taylor: Happy Soles 5K @ Heritage Park | Taylor | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

June 9, 2019

RACE INFORMATION

All proceeds benefit the Fish and Loaves client choice food pantry distributing 1.6 million pounds of food annually to Allen Park, Brownstown Township, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Woodhaven and our 50/50 Partner organizations.

5K run/ walk will be held at Heritage Park in Taylor, starting at the Sheridan Open Air Pavilion.
$25 before May 28th to guarantee a tech shirt
$30 May 28th to June 8th

$35 Race Day

$5 discount for Active Military and First Responders

Awards:Finisher Medal to all participants. Overall award to first overall male/female and first overall masters male/femal Age group awards to top 3 male and female in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80 and over.

Packet pickup prior to race day: Satruday, June 8th from 9 AM to Noon at Fish and Loaves at 25670 Northline Rd., Taylor, MI 48180 or on race day from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM at the Sheridan Open Air Pavilion

Pre- registrants guaranteed tech shirt

Flat and Fast Course

There will a half mile free Fun Run for children and families starting at 7:30 AM

Donation of canned goods for the pantry shelves welcomed at times of packet pick-up or day of race!

For more information please visit Fish and Loaves Events page at www.FLCFP.org or call (734) 992-6285 or email: happysoles5K@flcfp.org

Jun
15
Sat
Riverview Summit Run @ Young Patriots Park
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
Riverview Summit Run @ Young Patriots Park | Riverview | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

June 15, 2019

RACE INFORMATION

BEST DEAL IN TOWN!!

2nd Annual Riverview Summit Run

As part of Riverview Summerfest festivities, participants will enjoy a challenging 5k course taking you to the highest elevation and most spectacular view in Downriver — top of the hill at Riverview Highlands Golf Course and back. Participants will receive post-race refreshments (beer ticket to those of legal age), food, commemorative t-shirt, finisher medals, live bands and the fun of 2019 Riverview Summerfest!

START: 7 pm–Young Patriots Park, located at Veterans Memorial Dr. and Sibley Road, Riverview, behind Community Center

ENTRY FEES: $25 by May 24th $30 May 25th-June 14th $35 Race Day.

Register at Total Runner, Riverview Recreation Dept. or online at runsignup.com.

Late Registration and Packet Pick-Up at Total Runner, 15265 Dix-Toledo Rd, Southgate, June 10-14. Race day registration and packet pick-up at Community Center from 5:30 to 6:45pm.  PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATIONS AFTER JUNE 9TH CANNOT BE PICKED UP AT TOTAL RUNNER.MAIL ENTRY TO: City of Riverview, Recreation Department, 14100 Civic Park Dr., Riverview, MI 48193. Make checks payable to City of Riverview.

AWARDS: Overall Male/Female and Masters Male/Female 1st in age group (male and female): 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Up.. Finisher medals to all finishers.

COURSE: A 5k through the neighborhoods to Riverview Highlands, up the hill, and back.

AWARD CEREMONY:  8:00pm at stage area

Jun
22
Sat
Healthy Trenton 5K and 1 Mile Run
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Healthy Trenton 5K and 1 Mile Run @ Trenton | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

June 22, 2019

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Healthy Trenton 5K/1-Mile Run will take place on Saturday, June 22nd (NEW DATE!). This year proceeds from the event will be donated to the Trenton SNAP program! Registration will open TOMORROW!

Jul
27
Sat
Running To Honor 5K @ Heritage Park
Jul 27 all-day
Running To Honor 5K @ Heritage Park | Taylor | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

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.

Registration Link:
https://runningtohonor.enmotive.com/
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

Jul
28
Sun
Detroit: Give and Get Fit @ Detroit Riverfront
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am
Detroit: Give and Get Fit @ Detroit Riverfront | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

July 28, 2019

RACE INFORMATION

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.

Aug
4
Sun
Dearborn Homecoming 5K @ Ford Field Park, Dearborn,MI
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Dearborn Homecoming 5K @ Ford Field Park, Dearborn,MI | Dearborn | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

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!

Aug
11
Sun
2019 Sturgeon Sprint Family Fun Run & 5K @ Belle Isle State Park - Michigan's 102nd State Park
Aug 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
2019 Sturgeon Sprint Family Fun Run & 5K @ Belle Isle State Park - Michigan's 102nd State Park | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

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 jfoxen@michigannature.org.

Participants will receive a commemorative Sturgeon Sprint t-shirt while supplies last.

PACKET PICK-UP:
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

Sep
15
Sun
American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K @ Belle Isle State Park, Sunset Dr, Detroit MI
Sep 15 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm
American Home Fitness Detroit Women's Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K @ Belle Isle State Park, Sunset Dr, Detroit MI | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

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!

Sep
22
Sun
Anti-bullying walk 2019 @ Heritage Park
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Anti-bullying walk 2019 @ Heritage Park | Taylor | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

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/

Sep
28
Sat
Detroit: St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer @ Wayne State University
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am
Detroit: St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer @ Wayne State University | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

September 28, 2019

DESCRIPTION:

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

Oct
12
Sat
Detroit: Freedom to Soar! Rising Above Domestic Violence @ Belle Isle
Oct 12 all-day
Detroit: Freedom to Soar! Rising Above Domestic Violence @ Belle Isle | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

October 12, 2019

RACE INFORMATION

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 salvationsgate308@gmail.com for the code!

End Domestic Violence at the Gate!

Oct
19
Sat
2019 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon
Oct 19 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
2019 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon @ Detroit | Michigan | United States

Event Date:

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.

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