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.
Our 5K starts near the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor, along the Detroit RiverWalk.
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: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/1588660606/.
- 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.
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).
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|
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.