Detroit Riverfront Run

Saturday, Jun 08, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

The much-anticipated Detroit Riverfront Run will be held on June 8, 2019, this 5K & 10K run and walk showcases the Detroit RiverWalk and Milliken State Park, and provides 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 and a 10K run/walk. All participants will receive a performance T-shirt, a commemorative medal and other goodies to be announced. Registration for the 5K run/walk is $40 per participant.  The 10K is $50 per person. 

Note: Online Registration closes on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 6:00 pm EST. NO REFUNDS.

RACE DAY REGISTRATION – Begins at 7:30 AM and ends at 8:50 AM. Race day registration fees are $45.00 for the 5K, and $55.00 for the 10K. Participants who register on race day are not guaranteed a shirt or commemorative medal.


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.

Additional Race Info

The top female and top male participants in each age group will receive a special award!  Award grouped by age: 7-12, 13-16, 17-20, 21-24, 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 across from the Race/Start and finish at Cullen Plaza. River East Garage is located at 1000 Franklin with entrance to the garage at the corner of Rivard and Atwater Streets.

Race Route: Click here for Race Routes!

Packet Pick Up: Pre Race Packet pickup will be June 7 from 12-6:30 PM at Run Detroit located at  441 W Canfield St #5, Detroit, MI 48201 or on Race Day from 7:30-8:30. Or pre-registered participants can receive their race packet which includes a commemorative performance tech t-shirt on race day between 7AM-8:50AM. 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.

Click here for link to store and parking map!

Post Race Brunch: Atwater Brewery will open at 10AM an hour earlier than usual so Riverfront Run participants can enjoy a celebratory brunch!  Head to Atwater Brewery for 10% off your bill when you show your medal or bib from 10-12PM on June 8th.