Thursday, January 3, 2013
The 2013 Freeze Your Franny 5K run/walk is Jan. 26 at Stony Creek Metropark, with proceeds benefiting MCREST, the Macomb County Food Bank and 4 Paws 1 Heart.
With warming tents, snow-free running paths and an endless supply of hot cocoa, organizers of the Freeze Your Franny 5K say there is no excuse for skipping this winter exercise and charitable fund-raiser. “This is a no excuse event,” said event director and Roberts Elementary teacher Nancy Smith. “This is a chance to get out and get active in the winter. It is so beautiful at Stony Creek and I don’t think you could find a more perfect event.” Hosted by the Utica Education Association and Utica Paraprofessionals Association, the Freeze Your Franny 5K run/walk will return to Stony Creek Metropark for its third year Saturday, Jan. 26. "As teachers and parapros, we’re always working to raise awareness of issues like obesity and providing …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Local residents help raise funds for health and wellness mini-grants in the annual race.
For the fifth year, Macomb Township residents descended upon Rochester Hills on Sunday morning to compete in the Brooksie Way, Oakland County's scenic half marathon and 5K event. Here is a complete look at the race results. This year, 1,856 participated in the 5K; 2,393 participated in the half marathon. More than 100 others participated in the 1-mile fun run. The race was founded by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and named for his late son, Brooks Stuart Patterson. Patterson was unable to attend the race because he is recovering from injuries he received in an Aug. 10 car crash; he begins intense therapy on Monday to begin to walk again and said on Friday that he would be at home thinking nostalgic thoughts on Sunday …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The east lane of Romeo Plank Road between 21 Mile and 24 Mile roads will close today at 7:30 a.m. for the Run the Plank 5K race. It is expected to re-open completely by 9:30 a.m.
The east lane of Romeo Plank Road between 21 and 24 mile roads will close from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. today for Macomb Township's first Run the Plank 5K. The Macomb County Sheriff's Office will open Romeo Plank mile by mile as the race moves north, with the entire road expected to re-open by 9:30 a.m. Hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Isidore Catholic Church and St. Peter Lutheran Church, this community-wide run/walk is the first of its kind in Macomb and the first event on which the three parishes have collaborated. As of Friday, 765 participants had registered for the race and organizers were estimating around 1,200 runners, walkers, volunteers and guests would take part in the post-race Family Fun Fair at St. Peter. This event is open …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Macomb Township's first 5K race will take place Saturday, June 30, along Romeo Plank Road, between 21 and 24 mile roads. The last day to register for the race is Friday, June 29.
The east lane of Romeo Plank Road between 21 and 24 mile roads will be closed from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday to allow runners and walkers participating in the township's first 5K to travel safely from start to finish. As of Monday, June 25, more than 590 participants had registered to take part in Run the Plank and another 350 guests are expected to join the post-race fun fair at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Event organizers are now anticipating 750 individuals will take part in the race and 1,500 in the fun fair. Hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Isidore Catholic Church and St. Peter Lutheran Church, this community-wide run/walk is the first of its kind in Macomb and the first event on which the three parishes have collaborated. …
Monday, May 7, 2012
A race and fund-raiser, this first "Run the Plank" event will also collect used shoes for Souls4Soles and use registration fees to benefit Macomb County's homeless education project.
If organizers of Macomb Township’s first “Run the Plank” 5K get their wish, more than 1,500 pairs of feet will trek northward on Romeo Plank Road June 30. Hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Isidore Catholic Church and St. Peter Lutheran Church, this community-wide run/walk is the first event of its kind in Macomb and the first on which the three parishes have collaborated. “It’s a great opportunity for a community building event,” said Mike Fontana, race chair and St. Isidore parishioner. “This is three local parishes wanting to do good for the community. It’s the first time these churches have ever partnered and so far the partnership has been very good.” Scheduled for June 30, “Run the Plank” is, as its name suggests, a race along …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
5K run honors slain child abuse victim Dominick Calhoun at Kensington Metropark in Milford.
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Saturday, April 21, 2012
Hundreds of runners braved chilly Saturday morning winds to honor slain child abuse victim Dominick Calhoun in a 5K race at Kensington Metropark in Milford. Four-year-old Dominick, of Argentine Township, was killed at the hands of his mother's ex-boyfriend. He was among more than 2,284 children in Genessee County who were abused and neglected in 2010. The run, organized by child abuse advocacy group ChildHelp, paid tribute to Dominick and other abuse victims while raising the profile of Dominick's Law, pending legislation that would enforce harsher penalties for those who abuse children. Rick Calhoun of Linden, Dominick's paternal grandfather, said he has received plenty of support from the community since his grandson's murder to honor …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Macomb residents make a strong showing in the Romeo 2 Richmond Race, which took place Sept. 18.
More than 400 runners competed in the 5K and half marathon segments of this year's Romeo 2 Richmond Race, including 40 some Macomb Township residents. In the 5K race, which took place in downtown Richmond, Macomb resident Alison Wingfield, 27, took first as the overall female winner, logging a time of 23 minutes, 40 seconds. Another Macomb woman, Amanda Hohnstadt, 23, led the half marathon to be named a female open winner. Hohnstadt ran the half marathon, from Romeo to Richmond, in one hour, 26 minutes and 59 seconds. Results of the Sept. 18 race were provided by Hansons Race Management. The following are scores recorded by Macomb Township residents: 5K Race Overall Female Open Winners 1 - Alison Wingfield, 27, 23:40.0 7:38/M Female 30 to…
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Hundreds of runners will participate in this year's Romeo 2 Richmond half marathon and 5K races.
An estimated 500 runners will flood the Macomb Orchard Trail and fill the streets of downtown Richmond Sunday as they compete in the 5K and half marathon segments of this year's Romeo 2 Richmond Race. Though many will receive awards, the big winner of the R2R is the Macomb Food Program. The race's tagline "Running the Trail, Feeding the County" puts emphasis on the race's goal to provide $10,000 to the food program, which will buy 70,000 meals for Macomb County families in need. "In Macomb County, over the last two years, we have seen an increase of over 50 percent in requests from families needing help with emergency food from the food pantries," said Sue Figurski, Macomb Food Program director. "The Macomb Food Program is very grateful to…