Downriver Runs and Walks

Walk it or run it! Just keep moving!

Dearborn Decades 5k
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am
Dearborn Decades 5k @ Dearborn | Michigan | United States

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

500 Brady Street
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.

Level Pebble Youth Sprint Triathlon
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Level Pebble Youth Sprint Triathlon @ Flat Rock | Michigan | United States

Additional race information can be found at

1 Maguire St.
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.
Tour de Troit Ride the Parks Challenge!
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day
Tour de Troit Ride the Parks Challenge! @ Detroit | Michigan | United States

Additional ride information can be found at

2727 Second Avenue Suite 148
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.

Cruzin’ Flat Rock, Registration begins at 9am
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am
Blue Ribbon Run
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Blue Ribbon Run @ Woodhaven | Michigan | United States
23101 Hall Rd.
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

Quarry Challenge
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am
Quarry Challenge @ Charter Township of Berlin | Michigan | United States


  • Start Time : 9:00 a.m.


  • S. Rockwood
  • 5676 Carleton Rockwood Rd
  • 48179


  • $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



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.

Out of the Darkness- Downriver Walk @ Lake Erie Metro Park
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Out of the Darkness- Downriver Walk @ Lake Erie Metro Park | Brownstown Charter Township | Michigan | United States

Event Name: Out of the Darkness- Downriver Walk
Location of Event: Lake Erie Metro Park
Event Description: This fundraising walk event is organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Every dollar you raise through the Out of the Darkness Walks allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide. For more information, visit AFSP’s website!
Dates of Event: October 9th, 2021(11:00 am- 1:00 pm)
Event Link:

Detroit Free Press Marathon @ Detroit River Walk
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day
Detroit Free Press Marathon @ Detroit River Walk | Detroit | Michigan | United States

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.

The Course

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.

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of road closures due to construction, we have detours planned and ready to go. Stay tuned to our website, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Gear Check

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). 

Packet Pick-Up

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
1st $300 $150
2nd $150 $75
3rd $75 $40

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.

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