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Mar
2
Sat
Paczki Run 2019
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The run before the big day, Fat Tuesday! Feel better about eating those Paczki or run the route to scout out your favorite place to purchase them. The 5k route winds through Hamtramck, highlighting the city that boasts “The world in 2 square miles.” 

Register for the 2019 Paczki Run 🔗 https://tour-de-troit.org/paczkirun/

🚗 Onsite parking will be extremely limited and roads into Hamtramck will start closing between 8 AM – 8:30 AM. Limited parking may be found in the lot near the starting line. Street parking and municipal lots are widely available in Hamtramck. Please note that NO PARKING is allowed along the event route. Also, be aware that Hamtramck residents have driveways and alleys and both must remain clear at all times. Any vehicles obstructing the aforementioned will be towed immediately.

🍩 🍺 After the race, Paczki from New Martha Washington Bakery & New Palace Bakery and a beer from Motor City Brewing Works are served to each finisher!

Mar
10
Sun
2019 St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Race @ Michigan Central Station
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The St. Patrick Parade Corktown Races have become one of the largest 5km races in Michigan.

Mar
24
Sun
Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Outrun Cystic Fibrosis at The 9th Annual Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon!

March 24th, 2019
Grosse Ile, Michigan

Rock CF is a community thousands strong, changing the face of what living with Cystic Fibrosis looks like and giving those living with CF the tools to not only survive, but thrive.

Registration: everalracemgt.enmotive.com/events/register/9th-annual-rock-cf-rivers-half-marathon-relay-5k

Fundraising: www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/rock-cf-rivers-half-marathon-20191

Event Information:

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Half Marathon & Relay
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Start Time: 8:00 am

Start Location: GI Middle School

5K Run/Walk
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Start Time: 8:15 am

Start Location: Inside of Naval Station Hangar (9601 Groh Rd.) Across from Airport Shuttle Parking Lots.

All races finish at Grosse Ile Middle School. The school will not be available for parking or traffic on race day, so please plan accordingly.

For more information including packet pickup and parking, follow the link to our website here: letsrockcf.org/event-info

Let’s Rock CF!

Apr
28
Sun
I RAN the D 5K Run/Walk @ Comerica Park
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The I Ran the D 5K Run/Walk is back and we are once again excited to celebrate FOX Sports Detroit, the city of Detroit and our Detroit Tigers. It’s Spring! So get out into this great weather and join us for a day of fun with your family, friends and coworkers. Create a lasting memory of running through our great city streets and finishing ceremonially on the Comerica Park field!

Automatic Group Discount:

Register four or more people in one registration and receive $5 off all registration fees.

Please Note: This discount triggers on the fourth registration and applies to the prior three or more but only applies to registrants in a single transaction. This does not apply to members of teams who register separately.

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NO REFUND POLICY unless you buy cancellation insurance in the checkout.

Three Start Times:

Runners start at 9:00 a.m.

Walkers start at 10:00 a.m.

Kid’s Marathon at 11:30 a.m.

3rd Annual Blue Ribbon Run
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am

RACE INFORMATION

Join the Exchange Club of Trenton in observing the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Proceeds of this event will go to the Exchange Club of Trenton’s projects to help increase awareness of child abuse and neglect in our communities, how abuse can be prevented and the Club’s programs of service.

Start Times:

TheTime Out Teddy Bear Tot Trot: 9:00 AM

The Teddy Bear Mile – 9:30 a.m.,

5K Run/Walk: 10 a.m.

No car traffic on the course

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Packet pickup: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Woodhaven Community Center 23101 Hall Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183

5K AWARDS: Awards to the first male and female, overall and masters Special award for the youngest bibbed finisher Age groups (Awards to top 2 in each age group): 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20 – 29, 30 -39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 – 79, 80 and up

T shirt, Post Race Snacks, Awards Ceremony Run with “Time Out Teddy” our CAP mascot. T-Shirts to those who register by Wednesday, April 15th

Pricing:

5K : $25.00 until March 1st, $28.00 until April 27th. Race Day: $30.00

One MIle: $15.00 until March 1st, $18.00 until April 27th; $20.00 Race Day

Tot Trot: Free. No registration required

May
10
Fri
2019 Hightail to Ale 5K @ Atwater Brewery in Detroit
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us May 10, 2019 for the sixth annual Friday night party with a 5K warm up at Atwater Brewery in Detroit, MI! Beer, fast course, great crowd, NEW bottle opener coaster finisher medals, finisher pint glasses, lots of good times… and did we mention beer?!

Comfy cotton unisex fit race t-shirts, plus NEW for 2019, participants can add an optional trucker style cap for $20 during registration. Full Series registrants can add on a NEW cozy thermal long sleeve tee for $30 during registration.
*Please note: optional hat and/or thermal tee must be added to your registration by April 12, 2019.

Run one or run all three! Hightail to Ale is the first stop in The Thirsty 3 Series, our not-so-serious running and walking tour of some of Michigan’s finest beer, wine and cider properties!
Stop #2: Wine
Running Fit – Running Between the Vines
5K • 5M • Cellar Slam • Half Marathon
August 17, 2019 • Sandhill Crane Vineyards, Jackson, MI

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Stop #3: Hard Cider
Running Fit – Scrumpy Skedaddle
5K • 10K • Cider Slam
October 6, 2019 • Almar Orchards, Flushing, MI
*Cider Skedaddle Kids’ 1K also offered at Scrumpy Skedaddle; the 1K does not qualify as part of the Thirsty 3 Series.

Complete a race at all three events and earn an additional Thirsty 3 coaster medal! That’s FOUR 3″ coaster medals to show off at home or at work!

Overall awards to first male and female based on gun time. Age group awards 5 deep in all 5-year age groups based on chip time. For more information, visit http://www.hightailtoale.com or www.thethirsty3.com.

Jul
27
Sat
Running To Honor 5K @ Heritage Park
Jul 27 all-day
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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

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

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

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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

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!

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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