Spring Running Events in Oakland County

Hit the pavement this spring across Oakland County using our list of runs, walks, and races. Our list below has a running or walking activity for you, no matter your age! Outdoor events are weather permitting and subject to change. Make sure to check event websites and register early if needed to ensure your spot.

This list only carries events from late March to late June. Check out our list of summer running events for a complete selection of walks, runs, and races during summertime.


May 18: 41st Annual Berkley Days Fun Run/Walk at Anderson Middle School

Beverly Hills

May 18: Groves High School Orchestra 7th Annual Forte 5k at Beverly Park

Bloomfield Township

April 13: Run for the Money 5k Run/Walk at Bloomfield Hills High School


May 11: Angels’ Place Race at Angels’ Place


June 1: Shatter the Stigma 2019 at Clawson City Park

Farmington Hills

June 7: Cipriano Classic 5k Run & Walk at the Farmington Family YMCA


June 1: Rainbow Run at Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce

Highland Township

May 18: Highland Loops Trail Run at Highland Recreation Area

Lake Orion / Orion Township

May 4: Fire Up 5k and 1 Mile Run at Friendship Park
May 19: Dragon Drash 5k at the Orion Center
May 27: Orion Veteran’s Memorial 5k Race in Downtown Lake Orion
June 1: Hugs from David 5k at Lake Orion High School
June 9: Run Michigan Cheap at Orion Township Park

Lathrup Village

May 18: UHSA 5k at the UHSA Campus


May 4: Twilight Zone 24 Hour Endurance Run at Addison Oaks
June 8: Two Parks Trail Run at Addison Oaks

Madison Heights

April 13: Run for the Health of It at Nature Center in Friendship Woods


April 11, 2020: Milford Easter Dash at Oak Pointe Church Milford
May 11: BT5K Michigan at Kensington Metropark
May 18: Michigan Walk 4 Hearing at Kensington Metropark
May 19: The Great American Run at Kensington Metropark


May 17: Bootlegger 5k at Maybury State Park
May 18: Armed Forces Day 5k at Northville High School
June 8: Flirt with Dirt at Maybury State Park


April 28: Spring Robin Races at Novi Middle School
May 27: Novi Memorial Day Run at Fuerst Park


May 11: Bookin’ It for Your Library 5k Run/Walk & Dewey Decimal Dash at Brandon Library
May 26: Big Fish Tri/Duo at Ortonville Recreation Area


June 15, 16: Tough Muddler Classic at Koenig Sand & Gravel


April 28: RARA Earth Day 5k at Municipal Park
May 11: Hometown Hustle 5k Fun Run/Walk in Downtown Rochester
June 1: 2019 5k Walk & Run for Meals at the Older Persons’ Commission
June 22: Hero 5K Color Run

Royal Oak

May 4: 14th Annual MOM Race in Star Jaycee Park
May 11: William Booth Legal Aid Clinic’s 7th Annual Walk for Justice at the Detroit Zoo
May 19: 2019 Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo
June 1: Run with the Police 5k at the Jolly Pumpkin
June 2: 40th Stampede Scleroderma at the Detroit Zoo
June 16: Run for the Ribbon at the Detroit Zoo

South Lyon

May 4: 5th Annual Pint Sized Marathon at McHattie Park

Walled Lake

March 23: Passion for Life in Downtown Walled Lake

Waterford Township

April 13: Book It! Waterford Friends of the Library 5k and Fun Run at the Waterford Civic Center Warming Hut
May 4: 10th Annual Run/Walk Miles 4 Mason at Hess Hathaway Park


May 4: Wixom Derby Day 5k & 10k at Sibley Park

Register early for events to ensure space is available. Always call or visit their website for updates before the event, and do not forget to check the weather and dress accordingly.

Do you know about any other spring running event in the Oakland County area? Let us know by messaging us on Facebook or Twitter, sending us an email at socialmedia@oakgov.com, or leaving a comment below.

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