6th Annual Run to the Center of the World 5K/10K

Event Date

Sat, Sep 16, 2017


New Troy, MI

About This Activity

Join us for the 6th Annual Run to the Center of the World!
Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:00 am
New Troy Community Center, 13372 California Road, New Troy MI

The 6th Annual Run to the Center of the World 5K / 10K is hosted by the Friends of New Troy. Proceeds benefit the New Troy Community Center... Building a community, one neighbor at a time. New in 2017, results available online at event with smartphone app! Both the 5K and 10K fast and flat routes start and finish at the New Troy Community Center.


FEES: 15 and Over: $25 through Race Day
           14 and under: $15 through Race Day
SWMI RACERS members receive $5 Discount with code

Overall Female and Male Finishers in all three events have their names and finish times engraved on bricks that are permanently mounted in the New Troy Community Center Garden. New in 2017... NEXT LEVEL Premium V-Neck Fitted Shirts! And a color-block tank top option for the ladies. Pre-register today to guarantee your size! Registration Questions? Email racers@swmiracers.org

In 2005, New Troy was a dying town. The high school had been demolished, and the elementary building sat empty. Then a handful of residents formed Friends of New Troy (FONT). Our vision was the rebirth of our community.

Since then, FONT members have repeatedly proven their commitment to the community at large, their steadfastness in holding to a dream, and their unfailing belief in the strength of people working together. Many said it couldn’t be done, yet in 2006 FONT raised $24,000 for the deposit on what has since become the New Troy Community Center and (now separate) Township Park. Since then, FONT has raised more than $100,000 for  mortgage and interest payments, repairs, improvements, and utilities.

Today, as a result, the community enjoys the New Troy Community Center and adjacent Weesaw Township Park. The Community Center receives NO government funding. It is supported entirely through memberships, donations, and fund-raising events. In a town of 400-odd people, this is a remarkable achievement.

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