Detroit Riverfront Run

Saturday, Jun 10, 2023 - 7:30am to 11:45am
Event Type : Sports Activities

We are aware of the changing air quality due to the wildfires to the north, and suggest that sensitive groups make a decision to participate based on your personal comfortability level. We have emergency support on site and ask runners/walkers to manage their physical exertion with the air quality in mind. If you choose not to participate, we will have post race packet pick up on on Tuesday, June 13 from 4 PM - 7 PM and Saturday, June 17 from 12 PM - 3 PM at Cullen Plaza located at 1340 Atwater St, Detroit.

The much-anticipated Detroit Riverfront Run is back! After record attendance last year, we’re excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy with you during this family-friendly wellness event! This year’s Detroit Riverfront Run features a 5k & 10k run/walk and will be held on June 10, 2023. The race route will showcase the beautiful Detroit Riverwalk and Dequindre Cut. 

Due to record numbers, pre-registration for the Riverfront Run is now sold out!

Limited Race Day Registration will be available at Cullen Plaza (1340 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207) beginning at 7:30 AM for $20 via credit card only (no cash or check payments). Due to the record number of registrants, race day registration will include only a bib and participants will not receive a t-shirt or a medal.

PACKET PICKUP - Packet Pick up for the riverfront run will take place on June 9th from 12-6pm at Run Detroit. Run Detroit is located at 441 W. Canfield Street, Detroit MI 48201. Click here for a parking map. Race Day packet pick up will begin at 7:30 AM and end at 8:30am at the race start and finish line located in Cullen Plaza - 1340 E. Atwater St. Detroit, MI 48207. 

RACE DAY PARKING - Free parking for all race day participants will be available at the River East Garage located at corner of Rivard and Franklin Streets across from the race start and finish line. Parking will be available starting at 7am and cars must exit the lot by 12pm. The address to the River East Garage is 1000 Franklin St., Detroit, MI 48207. 

Wondering how to participate in a Virtual Run? 

Step 1 – Register for the Detroit Riverfront Run!

Step 2 –  Your shirt, bib, & finisher medal will be mailed to you the week of June 11th.

Step 3 –  Run or Walk your Virtual 5K or 10K  anytime/anywhere between June 12– June 30th.    (Ex. treadmill, favorite park, on the Riverwalk on a different day)

Step 4 – Share your photos online and use the #DetroitRiverfrontRun2023! There will not be race awards for the virtual race.

RIVERFRONT RUN AFTER PARTY - This year's run will feature an after party where you can continue your morning on the riverfront with music, drinks, and food at Robert C. Valade Park, just a 10 minute walk east from Cullen Plaza. Featuring breakfast sandwiches and a full bar with drink specials including mimosas, bloody marys, and espresso martinis. The party will begin directly after the races and end at 1 pm.

Click Here for Race FAQ