Oakland County Blog

Your Race, Your Run – Summer Running in Oakland County

The pop of the gun sends hundreds or even thousands of runners and walkers of all ages into the street. As foot meets pavement, racers journey toward the finish line.

While participants compete for health and sport, most also compete to draw awareness and support to a wide range of charitable causes. Often, the proceeds generated by running events are donated to specific charities, providing participants with a great reason to support their loved ones and run in Oakland County.

Avid and amateur runners to summer walkers are invited to put their feet to the pavement and run (or walk) any number of the races scheduled during the summer months. Use our Summer Running List to find a race near you!

For some the still of a brisk morning run is soothing, for others running is a great social experience. Whether you are setting personal summer goals, or enjoy running with friends and family, a race is a great way to test your own limits and encourage others.

Let the race begin! Choose a race, or two (or 10) and enjoy the summer weather that Michigan is so famous for. Check out a full list of summer races here, get out and run Oakland County!

Visit the Summer running page, Spring running page and Fall running page to search for a specific run. Don’t see your race or event listed? Email socialmedia@oakgov.com and let us know!


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