Oakland County Fall Running Events

Put your feet to the pavement this fall with running events in and around Oakland County. From 5K races to full Marathons, races run the gamut in Michigan’s southeast region. Check out our list of events below to find one near you that fits your current fitness goals. We are currently updating 2018 Fall Running Events.

You can also find more races on our Spring running page and Summer running page! Happy running Oakland County!


Saturday, September 1
18th Annual Milford Labor Day 30k: 30k, 10k, and 6k Run
2025 S Milford Rd, Milford, MI 48381

Saturday, September 8
Annual Donut Dash 5K Run/Walk
9180 Highland Road, White Lake

Friday, September 7-9
Woodstock Festival: 100k, 50k Run and More  (Sold out)
10866 Cedar Lake Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169

Saturday, September 15
Gilda’s Family 5k: 5k Run
3517 S Rochester Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073

Sunday, September 16
Turtle Trot 5K: 5k Run
Gallup Park Canoe & Kayak Livery 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Sunday, September 23
The Brooksie Way: 10k, 5k, and Fun Run
234 Festival Dr, Rochester, MI 48309

Sunday, September 24
Ann Arbor –
Turtle Trot 5K
5K Run/Walk

Rochester – The Brooksie Way
10K, 5K & Fun Run

Saturday, September 30
Rochester HillsThru the Leaves Trail Run
Half Marathon & 10K Run

Northville22nd Annual Fall Color 5K Run/Walk
5K Run/Walk

Detroit – Decades Dash hosted by University of Detroit Mercy
5K/1 Mile Run/Walk

Plymouth – Heroes on Hines
5K/Half Marathon Run


Saturday, October 6, 2018
New Hudson – Boots on the Ground Color Run
5K Run & 1 Mile

Sunday, October 7
Flushing – Scrumpy Skedaddle
10K & 5K Run

Saturday, October 13
Detroit –
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Detroit
5K Walk

Saturday-Sunday, October 20-21
Detroit – Detroit Marathon
American Home Fitness 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run

Sunday, October 21
Pinckney – Run Thru Hell
8K & 5K Run/Walk

Pinckney – Little Hellions Loop
Kids Run

Rochester Hills – Scare Away Hunger
5K Run/Walk

Saturday, October 27

Rochester – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Oakland County
5K Walk

Rochester – Making Strides in Oakland County
5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk

Sunday, October 28

Troy – Frightful 5K
5K Run/Walk


Saturday, November 3

Pontiac – Run The Raceway
5K & 10K Run

Brighton – Hot Cocoa Classic 5K & Marshmallow Mountain Mile
5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Saturday, November 10
Commerce – Outrun Hunger
5K Run

Sunday, November 11
Clarkston – Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon & 10K/5K
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run/Walk

Thursday, November 22
Detroit – Turkey Trot
10K & 5K Run, 1 Mile Run/Walk

Shelby Township – Turkey Trail Trot
10K & 4 Mile Run, 2.5 Mile Hike

Friday, November 23

Commerce Township – Black Toenail Friday Half Marathon
Half Marathon & 7 Mile Run

Shelby Township – Turkey Trail Trot
10K & 4 Mile Run, 2.5 Mile Hike


Dates, times, and courses can change. Please check the event website for the latest information. Find even more programs, events and happenings in and around Oakland County on our Things To Do page.

Visit the Spring running page and Summer running page to search for other seasonal races. Don’t see the race or event that you are looking for? Email socialmedia@oakgov.com and let us know!

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