The Weekend Warrior Runfest is a Country Music themed race that takes place in scenic River Bends Park located in Shelby Township MI. The race is sponsored by Ameriprise Financial, Partridge Creek Advisors. Alcohol is allowed in the park for those over the age of 21 but will not be served by the event organizer. Tailgating with friends after the race is permitted as long as ALL park rules are followed. Bring your favorite beverage and celebrate after the race with local Country Music Artist. Weekend Warrior Runfest is the perfect race to enjoy Indian Summer in Michigan.
Events at a Glance:
Race Day, Sunday 10/4/2020
Country music provide by Wyatt Hood, Eastside Willy & Chelsea Hallendey, Dane Farquhar, Matt Blain and Rock The House Entertainment
Sanctioned by USA Track and Field
Course is paved.
13.1 Mile Half Marathon (double loop) 4 Hour time limit.
10K Run / Walk (single loop)
5K Run / Walk (half a loop)
1 Mile Fun Run / Walk (out and back)
Virtual Race (choose your own course or treadmill, run the distance anytime)
Early packet pickup and late registration is available on Saturday October 4th, 2020 from 11:00am to 5:00 pm at Ameriprise Financial Located at: The Mall at Partridge Creek – 17450 Hall Rd. Suite 161 Clinton Township MI 48038
Race day packet pick up and late registration is available at the Start / Finish Line from 8:15 -10:15 am
Timing services provided by Gault Race Management.
Announcements by Dave Armstrong.
Runners receive a short sleeve technical running shirt with a combination of the following color scheme – White, Texas Orange, Black, Blue and Silver, a custom participant medal and finish line snacks.
Special Iron Belle Plaques are available for the top Male and Female winners in the following categories – Overall, Masters and Grand Masters.
Runners will traverse the historic park grounds on a paved path that is part of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail. This historic park was once the horse ranch of the World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion Joe Louis and later served as a NIKE Missile Base during the Cold War. Sections of the trail were also used by runaway slaves seeking freedom on the historic Underground Railroad (just west of the bridge over the river). The Clinton River winds thru this park and over the years it has carved out some on the most scenic landscape in South East MI. The 10K and 13.1 Mile course is a must see and runs along side of the former Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal ! Not to be out done, the 5k and the Champs Mile will also cross the bridge over the river and challenge you with a vertical climb up to the plateau where the Champ once owned a home known as the Spring Hill Farm (near the sporting clay and archery range).
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Information about the event is available in : English