Run or Walk “The Brooksie Way” on September 23rd in Oakland County!

A group of runners, men and women, cross the starting line at the 2017 Brooksie Way Half Marathon race. Bystanders watch and cheer them as they stand under trees in the background. The sun is shining.

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!

Register for The Brooksie Way!

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.

Sign up for The Brooksie Way

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.

Volunteer at The Brooksie Way

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.

About The Brooksie Way

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.

For more about the Brooksie Way, including race day traffic information, course maps, and more, visit their website. Follow along with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #BrooksieWay.


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