Weekend Warrior Runfest TM

Event Date

Sun, Oct 7, 2018


Utica, MI


About This Activity

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 and Visit East MI.  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 10/7/2018

Country music provide by Wyatt Hood and Eastside Willy.

Sanctioned by USA Track and Field

13.1 Mile Half Marathon on the all new double loop course!  4 Hour time limit.

10K Run / Walk

5K Run / Walk

1 Mile Fun Run / Walk

Virtual Race

Early packet pickup and late registration is available on Saturday October 6th, 2018 at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center from Noon-5:00pm.  The Nature Center is located at:   4101 River Bends Drive, Shelby Twp. MI 48317 (Ryan Road Entrance).

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 Everal 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 and Black, 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 the 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 became a NIKE Missile Base. Sections of the trail were also used by runaway slaves seeking freedom on the historic Underground Railroad.  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 !  All runners will experience one bridge crossing over the river bend.

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