The 10th annual Brooksie Way was undoubtedly a hot one, but that didn’t stop over 4,500 runners and walkers from completing last Sunday’s race. Temps hovered in the mid to high 80s, but 5k, 10k, and half marathon racers were brimming with energy and excitement!
5,000 volunteers and about 10,000 spectators lined the beautiful course that began at Oakland University. Half marathon walkers and runners continued through the city of Rochester Hills, Downtown Rochester, along the Paint Creek and Clinton River Trails, and ended back at the university.
Check out our video to see all of the race day fun! If you were a runner, walker, volunteer, or supporter, you just may find yourself in it!
Thousands of runners and walkers will be gearing up to participate in the 10th running of the McLaren Brooksie Way this Sunday morning at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the grounds of Oakland University!
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, 40 sponsors and at least 115 legacy runners and walkers who have participated in each of the first nine McLaren Brooksie Way races were honored during a Gala Sponsor’s Reception yesterday evening. The 10-year athletes received express pickup of their race packets and a special race shirt noting their achievement.
Take a look at the Brooksie Way 10th Anniversary video to view some favorite race memories through the years and hear commentary from Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Brooksie Way Board Members: 1983 Boston Marathon Winner Greg Meyer and Olympic Running Champion Bill Rodgers.
Brooksie Way runners & walkers are lined up and ready!
Spring weather will be here soon and we know you can’t wait to ditch the treadmill. Our Spring Running Events page can help get your mind motivated and your body ready for the change in season. Check it out today and sign up for a race to walk or run. You’ll find events for every ability, including full marathons, mile walks, fun runs, and lots more. It’s almost time to lace up your shoes and head outside to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. Continue reading
In spite of unseasonably warm temperatures and no snow in the forecast, the Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester will fire up this weekend, Jan. 20th – 22nd. The festival, sponsored by Oakland County Credit Union, is replacing some of its winter-driven events with a variety of outdoor family-friendly activities from Oakland County Parks and Recreation. Admission and events will remain free.
“‘The show must go on,’ as they say in show biz,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “Families from all over Michigan will still be able to experience many outdoor activities and the nice weather at the Fire & Ice Festival.” Continue reading
It was a brisk fall morning. Music filling Meadowbrook Amphitheater grounds on the campus of Oakland University at 6:30 a.m.
Runners and walkers arrived as the sun rose, all geared up and ready to take on the 2016 HAP Brooksie Way Half Marathon, 10K and 5K.
From super hero costumes to tutus, runners and walkers alike came dressed to show their excitement.
The HAP Brooksie Way is considered one of Oakland County‘s premier quality of life events, started by L. Brooks Patterson who wanted to encourage people to become more physically active.
The first annual race took place in October of 2008 and was named in honor of the late Brooks Stuart Patterson, Patterson’s son.