Thursday, October 01, 2009

Rouge Park 5K Run/Walk

The Friends of Rouge Park will host their 2nd Annual Rouge Park Benefit 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 11.   Registration will open at 8 a.m.  The race itself will begin at 9 a.m. near the Brennan Pools on Plymouth Road just east of Outer Drive at 9:00 am.  Registration is available on-line in advance here for only $20, although pre-registration is not required.

“Enjoy the fall color of the forests and restored native prairies during this run through Detroit's largest park, while helping to raise much needed funds to restore and revitalize this precious regional natural and recreational asset!” said Paul Stark, race coordinator at the Friends of Rouge Park.

The sponsors of this event include Bedzyk Automotive, Chick’s Bar (18550 W. Warren Ave.), ITC Holdings, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Scotty's Fish and Chips, Starter's Bar, Wietecha Monument, Warrendale Community Organization and West Outer Drive Civic Association.

For the second year in a row, this event has been endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health & Sports. The Council endorses local, regional and state events to acknowledge an organization’s ability to plan and carry out a quality event that significantly contributes to the health and well-being of Michigan residents.  Runners and walkers who participate are eligible to apply to walk across the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day in 2010.
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