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Sat, May 30, 2015
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
Running-5K - Group-registration team Age group/open
Running-10K - Individual Age group/open
Running-10K - Group-registration team Age group/open
Walking-5K - Individual Age group/open
Walking-5K - Group-registration team Age group/open
About This Activity
The 5th annual Run 2 Read is a 5 & 10K Trail Run and 5K Trail Walk which meanders through the partially shaded vistas of beautiful Stony Creek Metropark. The course is certified and the race is timed by Gault Race Management. When you early register you're guarenteed a tech shirt in a size of your choosing. Race medals will be awarded.
Run2Read is a fundraising event benefiting non-profit Macomb Literacy Partners (MLP). MLP is a volunteer based organization that trains volunteer tutors to teach adult learners how to read and write or learn the English language. Tutors and adult learners meet 2 hours per week at their local libraries, throughout Macomb County. Since 1984 MLP has served over 5300 Macomb County adult learners. Help us run adult illiteracy out of Macomb County--Register for Run 2 Read.
Event details and schedule
Present to May 3,2015, 12:00 Midnight Early Registration only $25.00
Guarenteed Tech Shirt in the size you choose
May 4 - 25, 2015 Late Online Registration $30.00
May 26-30, 2015 in person registration at MLP, at packet pick-up or race day
Race Packet Pick up Wed. May 27 & Thurs. May 28, 9 AM- 4:45 PM
at Macomb Literacy Partners inside the Wayne State Macomb Education Center
16482 Hall Road, Clinton Twp. MI
Race Packet Pick up Race Day, Sat. May 30th, 7 - 9AM
at Stony Creek Metro Park, West Branch Picnic Area
This page will cover important details to help you prepare for Run2Read race or walk on May 30, 2015. Please visit this page often as we will update as the event draws closer. If you have any questions after reading through this information, please contact us at the phone number or email address below.
Race Packet Pick Up
Race packets include bibs for racers, maps, literature about Macomb Literacy Partners, information about sponsors, and T-shirts. We encourage all participants to pick up these materials in advance of the event at the Macomb Literacy office in Clinton Township on the designated days. The designated pick-up locations, dates, and times are as follows:
Event Start Time
The event will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Times will be staggered so runners begin first. Please arrive with plenty of time so that you are prepared to begin at 9:00 a.m. Doing so will help avoid any late start issues. Run 2 Read officially ends at 11:30 a.m.
Event and Course Details
Run 2 Read is a certified course and Gault Race Management is timing the 5K and 10K running events. Run 2 Read takes place at Stony Creek Metropark. Please enter off 26 Mile Rd. and be prepared to pay $5 for a daily vehicle pass or $25 for a yearly pass. We will be utilizing the Sheldon Trails (also known as hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country ski trails). Registration is at West Branch Picnic Area Parking Lot C, which is located near the trail head. Restrooms are close to the registration area. Maps of Stony Creek, the registration area, and the trail system for the races are online at http://r2read.com
The 5K walk and run follow a route with gentle inclines and declines, covering gravel and dirt paths. The 10K route is more difficult and incorporates more changes in elevation and terrain. Whichever route you take, the scenery will lead you to believe you’re on vacation!
The staff at Stony Creek Metropark regularly grooms the trails. However, this is an off-road event, so you want to come prepared with proper footwear that is already broken in. Children in strollers are welcome, though you want to prepare for terrain. Please make sure you bring a stroller equipped for off-road conditions. Also, consider the weather. We’re going rain or shine!
What to Bring
We will provide water for event participants at aid stations along the routes. We will also have bananas at the end of the route. Please bring a personal supply of water or food if you have specific requirements. Also, consider bringing camping chairs, since seating is limited. Insect repellant and sunscreen may be useful, depending on conditions. You may also want to take advantage of other park amenities, so please plan accordingly.