Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Registration is now open!

Note: Should we reach capacity before registration is over, we reserve the right to close them without notice. These events do sell out, so you’ll want to take advantage of reduced rates and guaranteed participation by registering as soon as possible. Also note that on-site registration is not available for any event.


The American Home Fitness 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. You can view the 5K course maps in the following ways:

  • Please click here to view the MapMyRun Course map. Or you can copy and paste this URL into your browser:
  • You can download and print a copy of the course map here.
  • You can view all of our course maps here.

NEW FOR 2017: 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 19: Health & Fitness Expo at COBO Center, from 2:00 – 8:00pm

Saturday, October 20: (Race Day): Milliken State Park, 7:00 – 8:45am. You may NOT pick up your packet at the Expo on Saturday.


The Chene Park Lot (2241 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207) will be open and free of charge for participants. However, access to this lot closes at 8:45am to secure the course.

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.

About Our Sponsor

Train at home all year round with the help of American Home Fitness. Visit any one of their multiple metro Detroit locations to create your own personal gym at home. American Home Fitness will help you every step of the way from purchasing your home gym or equipment to assembling the products in your home. For more information and to find a location near you, visit their website.