Saturday, October 19, 2019 (time TBD)

Registration for 2019 will open on Jan. 1st at 12:01am.

Please note all information below is 2018 information. If any of the information should change, 2019 information will be available closer to race day.

Late registration will be allowed at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, October 18 from 2-8:00 pm ONLY. There will be no registration allowed on Saturday, the day of the race.


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 18: Health & Fitness Expo at COBO Center, from 2:00 – 8:00pm

Saturday, October 19: (Race Day): Milliken State Park, before the race. You may NOT pick up your packet at the Expo on Saturday.


There are two options for parking:

  1. The Chene Parking Lot (2241 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207), on the corner of SW Corner of Chene and Franklin. This lot is free to all participants. However, access to this lot closes at 8:45am to secure the course (meaning access out of the lot will resume AFTER the races end).
  2. The Ren Cen Parking (GM Lot), on the SE Corner of Atwater and St. Antoine. This lot will be $7. This lot is available to enter and exit throughout the event.

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.