Will you be one of the thousands of walkers and runners participating in the 11th Annual McLaren Brooksie Way Half Marathon, 10k and 5k? This year’s Brooksie Way will take place on Sunday, September 23rd on the beautiful grounds of Oakland University.
This family friendly event offers fun race options for your little ones too. Sign them up for the Diaper Dash, Toddler Trot, or Big Kids Race, on Saturday, September 22nd at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre and give them the same race experience as Mom and Dad!
Check out our video and see how much fun there is to be had at The Brooksie Way!
The 2018 Brooksie Way Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k will take place on Sunday, September 23rd and is set to begin at 8:00 a.m. Runners and walkers can pick up their race packets at the Brooksie Way Fitness Expo on Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd at the Oakland University Recreation and Well-Being Center. At the Expo, participants will find fitness information, products from sports and nutrition retailers, and more.
Those who register for the half-marathon by September 20th will save $10. Registration can be completed online at: www.thebrooksieway.com.
Registration will also be available on race morning beginning at 6:30 a.m. in the Post Race Tent near the Finish Line.
Hundreds of volunteers will be needed to make The Brooksie Way a success. Volunteer opportunities are available both on race day and in the weeks leading up to the race. There are a variety of volunteer positions available for all abilities. Check out the list of available positions and choose what works best for you.
The first annual race was held in October 2008 and was named in honor of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s son, Brooks Stuart Patterson. Brooksie, as he was known to his family and friends, died in 2007 after a tragic snowmobile accident. Brooksie’s lasting legacy is the exuberance with which he lived his life, the passion he had for family and friends and his dreams for the future. That’s why the race was named in his memory, “The Brooksie Way.”
Race proceeds support programs that encourage a healthy, fit and active lifestyle and are distributed through Brooksie Way Minigrants. Since 2010, the Brooksie Way has been able to donate thousands of dollars to non-profit organizations in Oakland County.