Some say the fall is the best season to be a runner! With cooler temps on the way, and beautiful leaves changing color, running can seem like more of a treat than a chore. In fact, many people fall in love with running at this special time of year.
Take a look at our list of Fall Running Events before you hit the pavement. Signing up for a race now can help get you motivated and ready for the change in season. You’ll find events for every ability, including full marathons, mile walks, fun runs, and more.
Walking and running are great for the heart, mind, and whole body! Be sure to follow these simple tips for safe running.
- Warm up – especially in cooler weather
- Check the weather before you head out
- Invest in proper footwear
- Plan for daylight saving time
- Dress in layers
Planning ahead for your next race? Visit our Spring and Summer Running Events pages to find walks and runs happening in and around Oakland County.
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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.