The 2015 HealthPlus Brooksie Way

Brooksie Way runners lining up for the start of the race.

The 2015 HealthPlus Michigan Brooksie Way was held this past Sunday, September 27th on the campus of Oakland University. A beautiful sunrise greeted participants as they signed in for the 8th annual half-marathon, 5K and 10K. The day’s weather could not have been more perfect with the highs in the upper 60s and overcast skies to keep the runners safe from the sun’s rays. Thanks to the beauty in Oakland County, thousands of racers experienced one of the most scenic running events in the country.

The 10K race men’s winner was Max Hock, and for the women, Leah Foley. Both are Oakland County natives who are no strangers to the Brooksie Way. Many tales of personal bests, and of the dreaded Dutton Hill were shared at the post-race celebration tent. Those who run the race know Dutton Hill is the toughest spot on the race, but running, walking, or jogging that hill and getting to the other side provided everyone with enormous satisfaction.

Top Finishers:


  1. Max Hock – Mason, OH
  2. Donald Richmond – Portland
  3. Alex Ratliff – Macomb
  4. Scott Smith – Warren
  5. Ryan Beck – Royal Oak
  6. Adam Richmond – Commerce Township
  7. Eric Green – Pontiac
  8. Ryan Loiselle – Indianapolis, IN
  9. Juan Roca – Clarkston
  10. Nathaniel Edwards – South Lyon


  1. Leah Foley – Goodrich
  2. Danielle Savard – Rochester Hills
  3. Amber Dermyre – Canton
  4. Anne Lovelace – Rochester Hills
  5. Heather Lewandowski – Chesterfield
  6. Mami Kato – Birmingham
  7. Amy Corby – Rochester
  8. Sarah Norko – Grand Blanc
  9. Lindsay Phillips – Bloomfield Hills
  10. Lauren Calhoun – Royal Oak

The Brooksie Way brings runners from 20 states and 4 countries, who range in age from 2 to 86. The race was named after Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s late son and has become the premier running event in the area. Local charities also benefit from the event as proceeds are given back in mini grants throughout the year. Congratulations to every who participated and we’ll see you next year!

Visit the HealthPlus Brooksie Way website for results and more information. Follow the Brooksie Way on Facebook for running news and events in Oakland County. View more photos on the Oakland County Facebook page.

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