Ann Arbor Goddess 5K & Mile Run/Walk

5K, 1 Mile, Other

Event Date

Sun, May 8, 2016


Ann Arbor, MI

About This Activity

At home, at the workplace, whatever you do and wherever you do it, you take what life throws at you and deliver it right back, gift-wrapped with a pretty bow. Fate’s ups and downs? Roller-coaster rides are a breeze. The unexpected? You’re always prepared. Curveballs? Batter up! Face it. You’re a goddess, in every aspect of your everyday life and beyond. And now there’s a race made to match your awesomeness: the Ann Arbor Goddess 5K & Mile Run/Walk.

Celebrate a day for all women — Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 — by joining your mothers, sisters, daughters, your entire sisterhood in the 2016 Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Run/Walk and showing Ann Arbor how truly divine you are. You can even race with your daughter or mother in the Mother-Daughter category or add a grandmother or granddaughter for our Three Generations of Women category of fabulous females! Want a shorter distance in which to showcase your athletic abilities? We have a one-mile option as well. And although this is a day to celebrate goddesses of all generations, we also welcome gods (husbands, brothers, fathers, sons, grandfathers, and more), as long as our male deities do so to support our goddesses and this very vital cause. Run or walk through the city’s scenic downtown district, enjoying the camaraderie of your fellow females as you wind your way to the finish line and to yet another achievement, one that Nike, the goddess of speed, strength, and victory, would glorify. Whatever your age or ability may be, you know you can do this.

Please register no later than April 24, 2016 to be guaranteed your shirt size... thanks!

For full details, please visit the Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Run/Walk event page.

Be a Goddess in Spirit!

Unlike the deities of of days gone by, today’s goddesses cannot be two places at the same time. If you have a race-day conflict that keeps you from joining us in Ann Arbor, no worries! Unchangeable plans for Mother’s Day with your mom? Not a problem. Sleeping in on this special day? That’s fine, too. You can now participate in the Ann Arbor Goddess 5K as a virtual racer! You’ll receive the same sweet swag that our race-day participants receive, and you can even join your friends who’ll be physically present on a team! Simply pick a date to run or walk, then enjoy your virtual race anywhere, indoors or outdoors. There’s no need to “prove” your race to us, but it would be awesome if you could upload pictures and share your experience on our Facebook page or tag us on your tweets. To become a virtual racer, select the “Virtual Race” option when you register for the Ann Arbor Goddess 5K. Your shirt, medal, and other goodies will be sent to you the day after the race. Please register no later than April 24 to be guaranteed your shirt size. Virtual registration ends on Tuesday, May 3. We look forward to seeing you… in spirit!

MIOCA: Power Ovar Cancer

Established in 2011, the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance promotes saving women’s lives through the early detection of ovarian cancer and improved treatment outcomes. In addition to community outreach and education, MIOCA provides advocacy, resources and support throughout Michigan.

Attention Goddesses: If you are registering as an ovarian cancer survivor, we have a special discount code for you to use for your Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Run/Walk registration fee! Please email us at for details.

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