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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
2023 Detroit Riverfront Run @ Cullen Plaza
Jun 10 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
2023 Detroit Riverfront Run @ Cullen Plaza | Detroit | Michigan | United States

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is proud to announce the return of our Riverfront Run!

This year’s Detroit Riverfront Run features a 5k & 10k run/walk

The race route will showcase the Detroit Riverwalk and Dequindre Cut.

All participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a participation medal, and post race snacks.

Registration for the 5K run/walk is $35 per participant, 10K is $45 per person or virtual race is $45 per person
before May 1 –

Let’s get ready to RUN THE RIVERFRONT!

2023 Riverview Summit Run Adults 5k – Kids 1 Mile @ Young Patriots Park
Jun 17 all-day
2023 Riverview Summit Run Adults 5k - Kids 1 Mile @ Young Patriots Park | Riverview | Michigan | United States

As part of Riverview’s 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.

5K Participants will receive a t-shirt, post race refreshments and the fun of the Summerfest. There will also be awards for the top three finishers in Men and Women.

There will also be a Kids 1-Mile Fun Run. Participants in the kids Fun Run will receive a finisher medal, and post-race refreshments.

  • We will be taking sign ups until 8:50am, for the kids Fun Run, and 9:50am, for the 5K the day of the event
  • Signs up after Wednesday June 15th, must be done in person; There will be a booth set up at Riverview Summerfest located in Young Patriot Park.
  • Sign ups between Now till May 30th will receive a T-shirt with their desired size.
  • Sign Ups after May 30th, will receive a shirt but there is no guarantee on desired sizes.
  • Any Sign ups the week of the event will receive a shirt, while supplies last.


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
Annual Taylor Relay for Life @ Heritage Park
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Annual Taylor Relay for Life @ Heritage Park | Taylor | Michigan | United States

At Relay For Life events, no one faces cancer alone. We come together every year at more than 2,500 Relay events around the country to support and celebrate survivors and caregivers. Each Relay has special events and activities (many throughout the year) just for survivors and their caregivers, so they can connect with others and know there is a strong support system available to them.

Survivor Check-In starts at 9am, Opening Ceremony at 10am with Survivor Victory Lap and Brunch immediately following. Survivors will also receive a goodie bag!
To ensure you get a survivor shirt this year, we ask that you pre-register for our event at, or by calling 1.800.227.2345 option #4. We will have a VERY LIMITED supply of shirts onsite on Saturday.
For questions, please reach out to Laura Fennell-


Downriver Out of the Darkness Walk @ Willow Metro Park
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am

Check-in Time: 8:30 am

Walk Start Time: 10:00 am

5K take your time event, for all those who have been affected by suicide.

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

Family friendly event with local resources and activities for hope and healing.

Register here:


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


2023 Komen Michigan Race for the Cure
Oct 8 all-day
2023 Komen Michigan Race for the Cure @ Detroit | Michigan | United States

When you register for a Race or Walk, you are joining a community that understands the impact we have when we raise ONE more dollar, share ONE more story and go ONE step further. And not just on event day.

Rally together, connect, cry with, and cheer on your local community during the #powerofONEweek for an awe-inspiring, deeply moving week of actions that raise critical funds for our loved ones affected by breast cancer and in memory of those we have lost.

Join us and feel the presence of our ONE community every step of the way. Now until Mother’s Day, Join the Michigan Race for the Cure and $AVE! Early bird registration won’t last long! Sign up today! We look forward to seeing you join the other heroes at the 2023 Michigan Race for the Cure!


NEW 2023 Race T-Shirt Program. All t-shirts will be mailed for this year’s event and there will be no event-day shirt pickup of any kind. Register by September 10, 2023 to guarantee your race shirt arrives before event day!

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

2023 Motor City Challenge 5K, 1-Mile & Meijer Kids Fun Run @ Detroit River / Downtown Detroit
Oct 14 all-day
2023 Motor City Challenge 5K, 1-Mile & Meijer Kids Fun Run @ Detroit River / Downtown Detroit | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Registration for 2023 events is open for the 5K, 1-Mile & Meijer Kids Fun Run

Register here Ensure lowest prices by registering early!

Please check back for updates as the marathon weekend approaches.

Location – The 2023 course will be on and near the east Detroit riverfront. Location and course route is subject to change, so check back here as we get closer to race weekend for the most accurate location details.

2023 Detroit Free Press Marathon @ Detroit River / Downtown Detroit
Oct 15 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
2023 Detroit Free Press Marathon @ Detroit River / Downtown Detroit | Detroit | Michigan | United States

The 2023 Marathon route includes some of the most dramatic improvements to the course in the race’s 45-year history. We’re back again to running internationally in 2023 and we’ve kept the additions of Detroit features like the Woodbridge neighborhood, the District Detroit, Eastern Market, the Dequindre Cut and a finish line at the foot of Campus Martius. (All courses will require municipal approval and USATF measurement.)

With a wave start, participants are sent off at three-minute intervals beginning at 7 a.m., which eases congestion in those early miles. Groups are based on the projected pace indicated on the registration form, so an accurate response is necessary.

The Marathon map PDF is here. The Marathon turn-by-turn instructions are here.

You must be able to complete the marathon in 6.5 hours from the time the Last Chance Pacer crosses the start line. We will close the marathon finish line at 2 p.m., with roads incrementally opening along the course up to the 2 p.m. cutoff.

The pacer will travel at the average pace needed to cross the finish line at six and a half hours. Your progress will be monitored throughout the race. If you fall significantly behind the pacer, you will be given fair warning to pick up the pace. If you can’t keep pace, you will be required to board a bus following the pacers to be transported back to the Start/Finish area. We are currently in the process of organizing our pace teams for the 2023 event.  More details coming soon.

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

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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