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
It’s not always about winning.
Sports, particularly running, create a sense of camaraderie, community and a true sense of belonging. Working toward specific goals gives athletes of all types a true sense of self. It’s competition in its truest form.
At every race, a gunshot rings out. Chatter among the crowd ceases as the runners take their first steps onto the course. Cheers then erupt from spectators in support of their family member and loved one.
It’s easy to get started with our fall guide to races in and around Oakland County.
It’s one of Oakland County‘s most unique annual festivals and it’s back for the 37th year. Running weekends from August 20-October 2, the Michigan Renaissance Festival attracts more than 250,000 visitors from across the state, Canada and surrounding areas.
It wasn’t just another day at the park.
Oakland County Waterparks are officially closed for the summer. The closed sign prominent at the front gate, but last weekend families and their dogs were invited in for a little fetch and a lot of fun.
Tennis balls littered the pool as dozens of dogs dove in from all sides, using their best doggy-paddle to reach the closest one.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation‘s Waterford Oaks Waterpark and Red Oaks Waterpark hosted the 11th annual dog swim on September 10th and 11th; and it was clear, all dogs were in heaven dipping and diving into the blue water of the park’s wave pool.
From the bright green grass that fills the space to the delicate flowers that rest in the flower beds. You can see it all for yourself for free at the Cranbrook House and Gardens.
The 40 acres of manicured gardens provide the perfect backdrop to the Cranbrook House, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest manor home in Metro-Detroit.
Tour the gardens at any time as they are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the month of October. Although the tours are free, donations are always encouraged. Donations help the Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary group maintain the vast grounds.
To tour the Cranbrook house, there is a small fee. Students, seniors and active-duty military pay just $8 and adult admission is $10. If you are a Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary Member, the fee is waived. Admission to the house can be purchased online. Continue reading