Burns Park Run

Back May 03, 2020 Cancelled May 05, 2019 May 06, 2018
May 03, 2020 Cancelled

Winding through a beautiful Ann Arbor neighborhood near the University of Michigan campus, the tree-lined Burns Park Run loop course has been a favorite of beginner and world-class runners alike.

The Burns Park Run is a long-standing and successful fundraiser, organized and run by volunteers, that supports the Burns Park Elementary PTO and other local school PTOs through our “Run for Schools” program.

Known for its family-friendly atmosphere, the Burns Park Run 5K and 10K races annually draw between 1,000 to 1,500 runners ages 5 to 90 years, with over 200 elementary school kids running the 5K.  For the youngest of participants, there is a separate 1/2 mile Fun Run around the park.

Each year, a celebrity athlete provides running inspiration at the Burns Park Run. Past guests have included Olympians Frank Shorter, Jeff Porter, Emily Samuelson, Sada Jacobson, Cheryl Haworth, Cara Heads, Sheila Taormina, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Francie Goodridge, Gary Morgan, and Jackie Hansen, 2016 Olympic Trials Qualifier and UM athlete Erin Finn – as well as Runner’s World writer John Bingham (“The Penguin”), elite Kenyan-American runner Boaz Cheboiywe, and marathon legend Doug Kurtis.

The Burns Park Run was started by the PTO as a fundraiser for 6th grade campers in 1979. This Burns Park Elementary fundraiser has grown and supported the activities offered by our PTO to its students and their families. Today’s race is headed by 3 race co-directors who, in collaboration with the Ann Arbor Track Club and over 130 volunteers, work throughout the year on planning, funding, marketing and staffing the Burns Park Run.

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-04-27



May 03, 2020 (Sunday) - 08:30
3.1 miles
Road Solo Charity/Fund raising


May 03, 2020 (Sunday) - 08:40
6.2 miles
Road Solo Charity/Fund raising

Fun Run

May 03, 2020 (Sunday) - 10:00
0.5 miles
Road Solo Charity/Fund raising

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