Summer Running Events

Oakland County Summer Running Events

Use this page to find a 2017 Summer running event in and around Oakland County. Please check the event website for the latest information as dates and the type of race being offered may change.  The 2018 events are being added.

Find more races on our Spring running page and Fall running page. Search for a Summer running event with the list below:

June 2018 updates have been added


Saturday, June 2

Rochester – OPC 5K Run and Walk for Meals
5K Run/Walk

Royal Oak – Run with the Police
5K Run

Dexter-Ann Arbor – Dexter to Ann Arbor Run
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run

Sunday, June 3

Royal Oak – Stampede Scleroderma
10K, 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

Friday, June 8
Grand Blanc – Teal Track and Trail 5K
5K Run/Walk

Saturday, June 9

Novi – Flirt With Dirt
10K & 5K Trail Race

Sunday, June 10

Ortonville – Big Fish
Triathlon & Duathlon

Waterford – 3rd Annual Matthew P. Frankfurth Memorial 5K Fun Run
5K Fun Run/Walk

Sunday, June 18    7

Royal Oak – MIU Run for the Ribbon 5K
5K Run/Walk

Wednesday, June 20
Brighton – Triceratops Triathlon
Triathlon: 1/2 Mile Swim, 12 Mile Bike & 5K Run

Sunday, June 24

Belle Isle, Detroit – Motor City Triathlon
Olympic & Sprint Triathlon, Olympic & Sprint Aquabike & Super Sprint

Saturday, June 30

Rochester – Rattlesnake Family Fun Run & 5K
5K Run/Walk

Waterford – Zeppelins Peace Run
5K Run/Walk


Tuesday, July 4
Brighton – Hungry Duck Run
Half Marathon & 5K Run

Hadley – Hadley Run
5K Run/Walk

Wednesday, July 12
Flint – Huckleberry Hustle & Little Berry Dash
5K & Kids Run/Walk

Saturday, July 15
Belle Isle, Detroit – Escape to Belle Isle
10K, 5K & Kids Run/Walk

Ortonville – Brandon Warrior Warm-Up
5K & 2.5K Run/Walk

Sunday, July 16
Holly – Holly Triathlon
Duathlon, Triathlon, Sprint & Relays

Wednesday, July 19
Brighton – Pterodactyl Triathlon
Triathlon: 1/2 Mile Swim, 12 Mile Bike & 5K Run

Saturday, July 22
Northville – Road Runner Classic
8K, 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk

Flint – Atwood Stadium 5K/10K Run
10K & 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, July 23
Baker’s of Milford – Run/Walk/Roll
Run/Walk-N-Roll Optimist 5k

Saturday, July 29

Bloomfield Hills – Heart of the Hills Run
Heart of the Hills Run                                                                                                                            5K & 10K  (same day registration)

Rochester Hills – Loopty Loop
Ultra Trail Marathon Run/Walk

Sunday, July 30
Milford – The Kensington Marathon
Half Marathon & 10K Run

Novi – Jon Logan Memorial Triathlon & Open Water Swim
Triathlon: 1/2 Mile Swim, 12 Mile Bike, 5K Run & Open Water Swim


Friday, August 4
Holly – Run @ Holly 24
Road or Trail 5K

Saturday, August 5
Walled Lake – 5th Annual Strides for SOUL
5K Run/Walk

Sunday, August 6
Southfield – 4th Annual End Homelessness Now 5K/10K
5K & 10K Run

Sunday, August 12
Belle Isle, Detroit – The Red Carpet Run
5K Run

Belle Isle, Detroit – Sturgeon Sprint Family Fun Run & 5K 2018
5K Run

Commerce Township – PJs and Pancakes 5k Fundracer 2018
5K Run

Sunday, August 13
Novi – The Drew Crew 5K & 10 K Run, Walk or Roll
10K & 5K Run/Walk/Roll

Sunday, August 13
Shelby Township – Purple Polka Dot Race
5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run

Saturday, August 19
Farmington – Run for the Hills
5K, 10K & 1K Fun Run

Royal Oak – Cruise in Shoes
5K Fun Run/Walk

Howell – Trail Fest 2017
10K, 5K & Double Run/Walk

Wednesday, August 23
Brighton – T-Rex Triathlon
Triathlon: 1/2 Mile Swim, 12 Mile Bike & 5K Run

Friday, August 25-26
Flint – Crim Michigan Mile Race Series
USA Track & Field Members Only

Flint – Crim Festival of Races
10 Mile, 8K, 5K Run/Walk & Kids Run

Saturday, August 26
Detroit Zoo – Walk to End Alzheimers
1.8m walk


Saturday, September 2
Milford – Annual Labor Day 30K Race
10K Run/Walk, 30K Bike Ride, 6K Fun Trail Run & Kids Fun Run

Sunday, September 3
Belle Isle, Detroit – Michigan Championships Triathlon/Duathlon
Triathlon & Duathlon

Friday, September 8
Pinckney – Run Woodstock! Hallucination 100K
100 Mile & 100K Run

Pinckney – Run Woodstock! Far Out 5K
5K Night Run/Walk

Saturday, September 9
Pinckney – Run Woodstock! Peace, Love and 50 Miles & Freak 50K
50 Mile & 50K Run

Pinckney – Run Woodstock! Flower Power 5K
5K Run/Walk

Pinckney – Run Woodstock! Feelin’ Groovy
10K & 5K Night Run/Walk

White Lake – White Lake Township 5K Donut Dash
5K  Run/Walk

Sunday, September 10
Rochester – New Day 5K at Rochester College
5K Fun Run
Pinckney – Run Woodstock! Free Love 5 Mile
5 Mile Run/Walk

Royal Oak – Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo
10K & 5K Runs, 1.5 Mile Fun Walk

Saturday, September 15
Royal Oak – Gilda’s Family 5K
5K Run/Walk

Sunday, September 16
Rochester – Rattlesnake Family Fun Run
1K Kids Fun Run & 5K Run/Walk                                                                                                       

Leonard – Addison Oaks NF Walk & Run
10K & 5K Runs, 2.5 Mile Walk

Ann Arbor – Turtle Trot 5K – 2018
5K Run/Walk

Sunday, September 24

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

Sunday, September 30
Northville – 22nd Annual Fall Color 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 around the county on our Things To Do page.

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