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.

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


Saturday, September 1, 2018
18th Annual Milford Labor Day 30k: 30k, 10k, and 6k Run
2025 S Milford Rd, Milford, MI 48381

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Annual Donut Dash 5K Run/Walk
9180 Highland Road, White Lake

Friday-Sunday, September 7-9, 2018
Woodstock Festival: 100k, 50k Run and More  (Sold out)
10866 Cedar Lake Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Gilda’s Family 5k: 5k Run
3517 S Rochester Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073

Sunday, September 16, 2018
Turtle Trot 5K: 5k Run
Gallup Park Canoe & Kayak Livery 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Rochester – The Brooksie Way: 10k, 5k, and Fun Run
234 Festival Dr, Rochester, MI 48309

Saturday, September 29, 2018
PontiacPontiac’s First 5K and 1 Mile Walk & Run to Benefit Seniors

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

Plymouth – Heroes on Hines
5K/Half Marathon Run

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Northville22nd Annual Fall Color 5K Run/Walk
5K Run/Walk


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

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Flushing – Scrumpy Skedaddle
10K & 5K Run

Rochester HillsThru the Leaves Trail Run
Half Marathon & 10K Run

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Detroit – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Detroit
5K Walk

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Lake Orion – Tender Turtle 5K
5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run

Saturday-Sunday, October 20-21, 2018
Detroit – Detroit Marathon
American Home Fitness 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run

Sunday, October 21, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Troy – Frightful 5K
5K Run/Walk


Saturday, November 3, 2018
Pontiac – Run The Raceway
5K & 10K Run

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

Sunday, November 4, 2018
Pleasant Ridge – Iron Ridge – Pulse Fitness 5K Dog Run & 1k walk
5K Run & 1K Walk

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Commerce – Outrun Hunger
5K Run

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Clarkston – Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon & 10K/5K
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run/Walk

Thursday, November 22, 2018
Detroit – Turkey Trot
10K & 5K Run, 1 Mile Run/Walk

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

Troy – Mighty Gobbler 5k & 1 Mile Run
5K & 1 Mile Run – Register at https://www.mightygobbler.com/

Friday, November 23, 2018
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

Saturday, November 24, 2018
Bloomfield Hills – Kirk in the Hills 5K Run/Walk
5K Run Walk

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.

Do you know of any other fall running events in the Oakland County area? Let us know about them by sending us an email at socialmedia@oakgov.com or leaving a comment below. If you’re interested in races and walks during other seasons, be sure to check back during spring and summer!

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