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!
Every day, morning, noon and night I see people of all ages walking, jogging or running all around my Oakland County neighborhood. Many are out there no matter what: summer heat, spring showers or winters cold. People run for many different reasons; from improving fitness or losing weight, to killing time or relieving stress. And for some, they find that it’s just fun to do.
No matter what the reason, it takes goals and training to be successful. As Michael Jordan said, “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” And I believe that is what it takes to run.
Here’s a list of the running events in and around Oakland County over the next few months. There are races & fun runs for every ability, from full marathons down to a family one-mile walk. You never know what you can do until you try.
Where will you be?
Here is a partial list of races in the area in 2015