Detroit Riverfront Run

Saturday, Jun 09, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type : Sports Activities

The much-anticipated Detroit Riverfront Run to support the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy will be held on June 9, 2018,  this 5K & 10K run and walk showcases the Detroit RiverWalk and Milliken State Park, and provide a healthy, fun experience for participants. Proceeds benefit the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, the stewards of Detroit’s historic and international RiverWalk and Dequindre Cut Greenway.

The Detroit Riverfront Run includes both a 5K run/walk and a 10K run. All participants will receive a performance T-shirt, a commemorative medal and a one-day admission pass to the Conservancy’s upcoming Detroit River Days festival. Early Bird Registration for the 5K run/walk is $30 per participant.  The 10K run is $40 per person. (if registered by 5/9/18) Registration will increase to $35 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K after 5/9/18) 

View 2018 Results Here

Can't make the race but still want to participate? Check out our Virtual Race option. 

How it works-

  • Step 1- Register online for the 5K or the 10K. There is an option for choosing the Virtual Run on the registration website.
  • Step 2 -  Your shirt, bib, & finisher medal will be mailed to you between June 10 - June 17. Virtual run participants not eligible for packet pick up. 
  • Step 3 -  Run your Virtual 5K or 10K  anytime/anywhere between June 1 - June 17.    (Ex. treadmill, favorite park, on the RiverWalk on a different day)

Note - Virtual Racers are not eligible for race awards and there is an additional $5 shipping and handling fee to mail your packet. 

Additonal Race info -

Winners: The top female and top male participants in each age group will receive a special award!  Award grouped by age: 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Parking: Free parking will be provided to all race participants at River East Garage located at 1000 Franklin Street. This garage is directly across from the race start and finish at Rivard Plaza. Parking will be available from 7am-12pm.

Race Route: 

10k Course Map

5k Course Map

Packet Pick up:  Pre race day packet pickup will be Thursday, June 7th from 12-7PM at the Run Detroit store located 441 W. Canfield, Detroit MI 48201. For parking suggestions, please view the parking map below. Packet pickup will also be available on race day at the race start and finish, Rivard Plaza, from 7:30-8:30 for the 10k and 7:30-8:50 for the 5K. 

2018 Race Photos