PaczKi Run

February 22, 2020

The run before the big day (Fat Tuesday)! Feel better about eating those paczki, or run the route to scout out your favorite place to purchase them. The 5K route winds through Hamtramck, highlighting the city that boasts “the world in 2 square miles.”  After the race, paczek and beer are served to each finisher. Na Zdrowie! Race Timing Services is providing a B-Tag timing method.

How do I get my race packet?
All Race Packets are available for pickup at Wheelhouse Detroit’s Hamtramck location at 9401 Joseph Campau.  You can beat the line on race day and pick up your packets a few days early!

Wednesday, February 27; 3PM-7PM
Thursday, February 28; 11AM-2: 30 PM
Friday, March 1; 11AM-7PM  ***In conjunction with Wheelhouse First Friday Happy Hour, benefiting Tour de Troit. Details here. 

Can I pick up a packet for a friend?  
YES!  Simply bring a printed copy of their receipt or save a PDF of it on your phone.

Have a friend who has not yet registered?
Registration is available online through February 7, and again on Race day at Better Life Bags; located at 9405 Jos. Campau.

Waiting to until Saturday to pick up your packet?  
Saturday pickup is also available at the same location from 7AM-9: 45 AM.  We encourage you to come early- the run starts promptly at 10 AM.  Come early and grab a coffee at one of the coffee shops nearby!  Our sponsors 1923 Cafe, Oloman Cafe, New Palace Bakery & New Martha Washington Bakery will all be open!

Gently Used Running Shoes for Donation?
Bring them with you when picking up your race packets Thursday-Saturday!  We will be donating shoes to local runners in need.

Where do I park for the event?
The early bird gets the worm! There is limited parking in the lot at the race start, so get there first thing in the AM to secure one of these highly coveted spots. In addition to the lot at the start,  there are several municipal lots located around the city.  Please View the ROUTE MAP to see locations of municipal parking.

Street Parking is always an option! Please note that NO PARKING is allowed along the event route.  Some of the best street parking options are on Jos. Campau south of the race start, and Holbrook west of the race start.  Please be aware that residents have driveways and alleys and access to both of these must remain clear at all times.  Any cars blocking resident drives or alleys will be towed immediately.  

7-9:45 AM- Packet Pick-up at Wheelhouse Detroit; 9401 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI

8 AM- Music starts!  Party begins!

9 AM- Streets Close.  Best to get to the start before 9- You will not be allowed to pass through barricade by car.

9:20 AM- Start lining up for the race on Joseph Campau.  For the safety and improved experience for all runners, we encourage you to line up according to your pace.  Runners with a pace of 7-minute miles and faster in the front,10 minutes and faster in middle, slower than 10, walkers & strollers in the rear.  

9:30 AM- Yoga warm up in the street with Iyengar Yoga!

9:45 AM- Weather permitting, Polish Dancers will dance on Joseph Campau in front of the start!


10:30 AM- Results begin to be posted and Award Pick begins at 3401 Jos. Campau

Packzi and Beer (if 21) for all runners!  Paczki and a cup of water distributed in the middle of Joseph Campau after the run, beer in the beer tent located in the parking lot at the start.  

Make sure you join us at the polka tent and dance to the tunes of our favorite polka band the Misty Blues! 



We have several sponsors offering our participants a discount at their business on the day of the event! Just show your bib at the following locations to take advantage of these deals:

Al-Haramain International Foods- 15% off prepared foods and 10% off purchases of $100 or more

Amicci’s Pizza- 25% off regular price pick-up orders (discount available all week!)

Baker Streetcar Bar- Two beers for $5

Better Life Bags- 10% off your purchase

Detroit GT- Visit Detroit GT at Rust Belt Market in Ferndale for 25% off an apparel item

Kelly’s Bar- $1 Stroh’s or $2 PBR

Le Detroit Macaron- One free macaron

Maine Street Restaurant- 15% off your bill

Motor City Sports Bar- 16 oz $3 Drafts | 12 oz Domestic Beers | $3 Drink Specials

Painted Lady- $2 PBR

Polish Art Center- 10% off your purchase

Srodek Campau Quality Sausage- Receive a free 12oz pack of pierogi with any purchase

Wheelhouse Hamtramck- 50% off locally-produced William + Bonnie clothing, riding pants, skirts, dresses, ponchos (regular price $85-125, sale price $43-63), 20% off in-stock tires, Save $10 on any tune-up package, Save $75+ on specially-marked bikes: Opus Flux (reg. $789, sale $689), Opus Classico (reg. $529, sale $454), Kona Paddy Wagon (reg. $699, sale $599), Sun Fritz 5 (reg. $540, sale $465), Detroit Bikes C-Type (reg. $ 599, sale $450)

Woodward Throwbacks- 15% off your purchase



The 2019 Paczki Run is sponsored by: Amicci’s Pizza, Giffels Webster, Miller Canfield, Robar PR, Wheelhouse Hamtramck, Hutzel Women’s Health Specialists, Hamtramck Review, Better Life Bags, Café 1923, Chemical Bank, Motor City Brewing, Polish Art Center, Polish Village Café, Srodek, Wolverine Solutions Group, Al-Haramain International, Baker Street Car Bar, Barbarella, Beignet to Go, Bon Bon Bon, Bozek, Bromberg & Associates, Caniff Electrical, Detroit City Football Club, Detroit GT, Darren Grow, Eastern Distributors, Fowling Warehouse, Hamtramck Historical Museum, Hamtramck Labor Day Festival, Harlequin Tattoo, High Dive, Ivenygar Yoga, Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, Kelly’s Bar, Main Street Restaurant, Le Detroit Macaron, New Martha Washington Bakery, New Palace Bakery, Painted Lady, Pewabic, Pioneer Building, Polish American Credit Union, Polonia Restaurant, Sterling Services, Whiskey in the Jar, Woodward Throwbacks, Detroit Institute of Bagels and Sam’s Market.


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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]




PaczKi Run

February 22, 2020 (Saturday) - 10:00
5 kilometers
Road Solo