5k Runs in Detroit, Michigan

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JUL28
Rhonda Walker Foundation’s Give and Get Fit

Rhonda Walker Foundation hosts the highly anticipated ninth annual Give and Get Fit health and fitness event at the lovely Detroit Riverfront Cullen Plaza (formerly Rivard Plaza). Give and Get Fit brings together over 500 health-conscious metro-Detroiters of all ages for a fun-filled morning of health and fitness education through health, nutrition and wellness exhibits, 5K/10K run/walk along the Detroit River and Dequindre Cut plus exhilarating yoga, pilates and boxing classes along the riverfront!

$30
Rhonda Walker Foundation’s Give and Get Fit
JUL21
Ice Cream Sundae 15K/5K

The Ice Cream Sundae 15k/5k is a USATF Certified course, professionally chip timed, with SUPER SWEET SWAG! Stay for the full ice cream sundae bar where youll be able to fill up your commemorative 16oz. Ice Cream Sundae Event Bistro Mug. 15K Finishers get one of the Coolest medals this side of Summer!

$29.99
Ice Cream Sundae 15K/5K
AUG11
Sturgeon Sprint Family Fun Run & 5K:

Run along the scenic roadway of Belle Isle State Park, a 985-acre island park situated on the Detroit River between the United States and Canada. Proceeds promote efforts to protect the threatened Lake Sturgeon native to the Great Lakes. Make a day of it with your family and visit all the great attractions Belle Isle has to offer - Aquarium, Nature Center, Conservatory and more! Belle Isle Park Attractions

$10 - $25
Sturgeon Sprint Family Fun Run & 5K:
JUN30
Clawson Freedom Run
Clawson, MI, United States

Clawson's Freedom Run 5K is a community tradition. This unique evening race travels the tree lined streets of Clawson. Runners are cheered on by residents as they wind their way through the idyllic neighborhood.

Free
Clawson Freedom Run
JUN29
Run The Plank
Macomb, MI, United States

Join us for the Annual Run the Plank 5K run / walk and Family Fun Fitness Fair. This is a combined effort between Immanuel Lutheran, St Peter Lutheran, and St Isidore Catholic Churches and sponsors. We are estimating 1,800 participants for this years event.

$30
Run The Plank
OCT12
Freedom to Soar! Rising Above Domestic Violence

October is the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Let's make a difference in the life of people who have experienced domestic and/or sexual abuse by participating in this fundraising event hosted by Salvations Gate, Inc. a charitable nonprofit organization. All proceeds go to Salvations Gate Inc. to help fund our work with domestic violence victims and their families.

$30
Freedom to Soar! Rising Above Domestic Violence
JUN29
Northville Road Runner Classic
Northville, MI, United States

Beautiful summer evening race. Run & party in scenic Maybury State park. 8k is 1/2 trail - 1/2 paved run. 5k Run/Walk on pavement. Great family event with pizza, Grizzly Peak Craft brew, home made bake goods, music. Awards to overall & masters male and female plus awards 3 deep for 10 year age brackets.

$15 - $32
Northville Road Runner Classic
AUG4
Birmingham Harriers 5K Run/Walk
Birmingham, MI, United States

Please join us for the annual Birmingham Harriers 5K Run/Walk through the scenic streets of Birmingham. The course starts in the back of Seaholm High School and ends on the track. We encourage runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to come participate on this fast course.

$30
Birmingham Harriers 5K Run/Walk
AUG17
Great Bacon Run
Garden City, MI, United States

The 2019 Great Bacon Run will be bigger and better than ever! Events include a 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run, Kids Fun Run, 1 Mile Run, Double Bacon (5k/10k) Run and the 1st ever "Whole Hog (5k/10k/1 Mile) Bacon Run".

$12 - $35
Great Bacon Run
JUL27
Heart of the Hills 5K & 10K
Bloomfield Hills, MI, United States

Through beautiful Bloomfield Hills on a classic course that goes through scenic neighborhoods surrounding Bloomfield Hills High School. The course has shaded gravel roads, hilly terrain and beautiful residential areas. If you are looking for a beautiful summer run with a challenge, this one is for you. Both courses are USATF certified. A great event for all ages and abilities.

$40
Heart of the Hills 5K & 10K
SEP21
Grosse Pointe Run
Grosse Pointe, MI, United States

The Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary Club and its Foundation are organizers of this annual event. All monies raised by the Grosse Pointe Run are returned to the community through scholarships, grants and support of local charities.

$10 - $25
Grosse Pointe Run
OCT26
D9 Dash 15K/5K

D9 DASH 15K/5K Divine in Its Purpose, Uniquely Distinct Family Fun Walk/Run for members, family and friends of historically black Greek organizations. A portion of the race proceeds will benefit college bound students.

$15 - $45
D9 Dash 15K/5K
SEP8
Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo
Royal Oak, MI, United States

Join thousands of runners and walkers as they lace up their running shoes for the annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The event includes 5K and 10K runs, the Too Wild! 5K+10K combo, plus a non-competitive Fun Walk. Runners in the 5K and 10K events start at the Zoos 10 Mile Road entrance and wind through the scenic streets of Huntington Woods and cross the finish line INSIDE the Zoo! Walkers follow a course past award-winning animal habitats as they stroll through Zoo grounds.

$25 - $55
Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo
SEP21
Zaman Run Walk Picnic
Dearborn, MI, United States

The Zaman Hope for Humanity Run Walk Picnic is a day of fun and fitness for the whole family. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness and funds to support Zamans Michigan based programs which are committed to addressing the basic needs and empowerment of poverty stricken women and children, seniors and the disabled living in Michigan.

$20 - $35
Zaman Run Walk Picnic
SEP21
Stop Traffic 5K
St. Clair Shores, MI, United States

The Stop Traffic 5K is an UNTIMED walk/run in beautiful Saint Clair Shores, Michigan. The proceeds of this event benefit human trafficking awareness initiatives in the Metro Detroit area. The event also features exhibitors from anti-trafficking organizations there to provide more information on how we can all do our part to stop human trafficking and care for the trafficked survivors. Despite the sadness in all of hearts regarding the cause the race supports, this is a family-Friendly race with fun giveaways, lots of enthusiasm, and a celebration of making our communities a safer place for all.

$35
Stop Traffic 5K
SEP8
Healthy Livonia 5K
Livonia, MI, United States

In partnership with the City of Livonia, Livonia Public Schools, the Livonia Chamber of Commerce and the Livonia Parks and Recreation, St. Mary Mercy Livonia will host the Healthy Livonia 5K run/walk.

$25
Healthy Livonia 5K
SEP8
Patriots Race

White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery remains a beautiful race setting through flag-lined private boulevards and stirring monuments to veterans and service members from conflicts as far back as WWI. Plus, the Patriots Race features probably the flattest and fastest 10K and 5K courses in Southeastern Michigan.

$16
Patriots Race
OCT5
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk
Beverly Hills, MI, United States

The OLQM 5k Run will begin and end on Pierce, behind OLQM school (near the front entrance to the gymnasium. It is a certified 3.1 mile route that will be timed by Fast Dog Timing. Its a paved course in a beautiful neighborhood with a colorful canopy of 100 year old tree-lined streets and is mostly flat with a few inclines and declines. A first aid kit will be available. Cross the finish line and enter the OLQM official Oktoberfest party with large tents, beer, live music, dance floor, flat screens, food, raffle prizes, heat lamps and plenty of kids activities and much more! This is a wonderful family and friends fun charity event that has been going on for years! Come join us for some beers and cheers after a great run!

$15 - $25
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk
AUG18
Acuity Optics 5K
Commerce Charter Township, MI, United States

Commerce Township's 5K race takes place on the beautiful paved trail of Dodge Park #5 in Commerce Township! Please join us for this event, where all proceeds benefit the Michigan chapter of VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity). Donations will assist volunteers on clinic trips in over 30 countries, serving hundreds of thousands of patients, by providing free eye care and eye wear to the those in need.

$30
Acuity Optics 5K
SEP22
Quarry Challenge
Berlin Charter Township, MI, United States

This course is one of the most challenging courses in Michigan and will definitely provide a thorough workout! The experience and views are spectacular. You won't want to miss it!

$30
Quarry Challenge
SEP22
Brooksie Way Half Marathon
Rochester, MI, United States

The Brooksie Way races are named in memory of Brooks Stuart Patterson, the 28-year-old son of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Brooksie, as he was known to his family and friends, died in 2007 after a tragic snowmobile accident, now annually in his memory a Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Running and Walking race is hosted.

$35 - $40
Brooksie Way Half Marathon
OCT12
Forever Home Run
Bloomfield Hills, MI, United States

The annual Forever Home Run 5k Run/Walk will start and finish at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The certified course travels over dirt and paved roads, through gently rolling hills, and past beautiful homes, in the peak of Michigan fall colors. The 5k will be professionally timed by Eastside Racing Company using disposable microchip technology.

$15 - $30
Forever Home Run
OCT27
Frightful 5K

Starting at Troy Community Center located at 3179 Livernois Rd, the USTAF certified race will run on Livernois, Big Beaver and the Civic Center Campus, and will end in the Community Center parking lot.

$10
Frightful 5K
OCT6
Weekend Warrior Runfest TM
Shelby Charter Township, MI, United States

The Weekend Warrior Runfest is a Country Music themed race that takes place in scenic River Bends Park located in Shelby Township MI. The race is sponsored by Ameriprise Financial and Visit East MI. Alcohol is allowed in the park for those over the age of 21 but will not be served by the event organizer. Tailgating with friends after the race is permitted as long as ALL park rules are followed. Bring your favorite beverage and celebrate after the race with local Country Music Artist. Weekend Warrior Runfest is the perfect race to enjoy Indian Summer in Michigan.

$20 - $40
Weekend Warrior Runfest TM

What you need to know about 5k Runs

A 5k run is the perfect distance for a beginner, it’s 3.1 miles and is the shortest and most popular road running distance. It’s a great goal to include in your fitness regime because there’s no pressure, people walk, jog or sprint so it’s totally up to you.

Find local 5k running races

There are loads of great 5k events, they tend to attract a great crowd and are very family orientated. From runs around the London Parks, to night runs and family events, you won’t be short of 5ks to choose from. Most marathon events such as London or Berlin have a 10k and a 5k race as well so it’s worth checking the larger events.

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