The much-anticipated Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Riverfront Run/Walk replaces the Conservancy’s popular waterfront River Days Run.  Held on June 14, 2014,  this 5K & 10K run and walk will showcase 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Riverfront Run/Walk includes both a 5K and a 10K run/walk.  The top three finishers in each male and female age group will receive medals, with all participants receiving a performance T-shirt and a wristband that is good for a one-day admission to the Conservancy’s upcoming Detroit River Days festival.  Registration for the 5K run/walk is $30 per participant.  The 10K is $40 per person. 

Winners: The top three female and top three male participants in each age group will receive great prizes!  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, 70-74, 75+

Start Time: 9am - 10k 9:30am - 5k  

Parking: Free parking available at River East Garage (1000 Franklin St, Detroit, MI 48207), the corner of Atwater and Rivard, directly across from race start/finish.  FREE parking at the River East Garage, located between Franklin & Atwater off Riopelle (1000 Franklin, 48207).

 

 Click here for a parking map, showing the start & finish area.

Parking passes will be distributed with packet pickup in the registration area at Rivard Plaza.

Course Map:  Click here for 5k & 10k course maps

Race State: Race will start at the corner of Riopelle and Atwater St.  

T-Shirts: Pre-registered participants will receive their commemorative performance tech t-shirt on race day.  T-Shirts for those that register on race day are subject to availability, and may need to be picked up later at the Parade Company. 

RACE DAY INFOMATION: 

THE EVENT: 

· Both races begin on Atwater between Riopelle & Rivard, and finish along the beautiful Detroit Riverwalk to Rivard Plaza. The 10K will start first at 9:00 AM.  The 5K will start a half-hour later at 9:30 AM. There will be course marshals to direct you along the route. 

 

 

PARKING:

FREE parking at the River East Garage, located between Franklin & Atwater off Riopelle (1000 Franklin, 48207).

 

Click here for a parking map, showing the start & finish area.

Parking passes will be distributed with packet pickup in the registration area at Rivard Plaza.

PACKET PICK-UP:

  • Pre-registered participants will receive their t-shirts and bib numbers on race morning beginning at 7:30 AM at Rivard Plaza (refer to parking map).

  • Race day registration  will also be available at Rivard Plaza beginning at 7:30 AM.  ($35 for 5K, $45 for the 10K).

Race day registrant t-shirts are subject to availability and may need to be picked up at a later date.  Ask staff personnel at registration for details.

Wristbands good for a one-day entry to the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy's River Days Festival will be available to all registrants after the race.

AWARDS & MORE:

The top three female and top three male participants in each age group will receive awesome medals.  Awards 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, 70-74, 75+. Race will be timed with chip timers. 

Water, bananas and granola bars will be provided at the finish

Register Today! 

 

Already Registered?! Click here to view runner info. 

Questions about the race? Email info@detroitriverfront.org or call our info line at 313.566.8269 

Interested in volunteering? Volunteers are needed to assist with Registration, Water Stations, Course Marshals, and Setup/Teardown. Various shifts are available beginning 6:30AM. Contact Phil Rivera - Manager, Volunteer Services at phil.rivera@detroitriverfront.org 

 

NOTE: Click on https://www.flickr.com/photos/86050798@N06/sets/72157645254687655/ , to view photos from the Riverfront Run.