Motor City 5K & 10K

Go Ahead. Make Motor City Proud.

The Spirit of Detroit is strong – and this is your opportunity to prove it. To rise to the challenge and run, powered by momentum and driven by grit. Your sweat will be rewarded with race gear made for those who embody the never quit mindset that makes Detroit unstoppable. Go ahead. Make Motor City proud.

Race Highlights

Finisher Medal

Race Shirt

Bib Number

Free Race Photos

Runner Refreshments

Registration

Choose Distance

Motor City 5K & 10K

$35

Jan 22 - Jan 31
VIP
Motor City 5K & 10K

$40

Feb 01 - Apr 18
Early Bird
Motor City 5K & 10K

$45

Apr 19 - Jun 20
Standard
Motor City 5K & 10K

$50

Jun 21 - Jul 21
Final
Motor City 5K & 10K

$45

Jan 22 - Jan 31
VIP
Motor City 5K & 10K

$50

Feb 01 - Apr 18
Early Bird
Motor City 5K & 10K

$55

Apr 19 - Jun 20
Standard
Motor City 5K & 10K

$60

Jun 21 - Jul 21
Final

All registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Packet Pick-Up

There are 3 options for picking up your race packet. A photo ID and bib number are needed to pick up your race packet.

Option 1

Pick up your race packet in person prior to the race at:

Location coming soon.

Saturday, July 20 (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Option 2

Have a friend or family member pick up your race packet for you (by presenting a copy of your photo ID and bib number) prior to the race (location, dates, and times listed above).

Option 3

Race Day Packet Pick-Up. For $10.00 per race packet, you can pick up your race packet on race day before the event from 7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. You can sign up for this service during the registration process.

Please note only those who register for Race Day Packet Pick-Up will be able to pick up their race packet on race day.
Race Day

On race day, be sure to allow enough time to check in (e.g., parking, gear check, etc.) before your start time. We recommend participants arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the race.

Start Time

5K - 8:00 a.m.
10K - 9:00 a.m.

Race Location

Belle Isle Park
2 Inselruhe Drive
Detroit, MI 48207

Parking & Transportation

All participants are strongly encouraged to carpool or use public transportation on race day. If you drive, please allow sufficient time for heavy traffic and street closures due to the race.

Gear Check

Gear Check will be available at the race site.

Photos

All participants will receive free race day photos from Gameface Media. Photos will be available the week following the race and emailed to all participants.

Awards

The top three overall male and female finishers will receive awards.

Weather Policy

The Motor City 5K & 10K will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we reserve the right to delay, postpone or cancel the event. All registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Swag

All participants will receive an official Motor City 5K & 10K shirt, finisher medal, bib number, and free race photos with their entry.

Course Details

Distances

5K (3.1 miles)
10K (6.2 miles)

Start Location

Belle Isle Park
2 Inselruhe Drive
Detroit, MI 48207

Timing

The Motor City 5K & 10K will feature the B-Tag Chronotrack timing system. All participants will receive a B-Tag timing device with their bib number.

Course Time Limit

Participants must maintain a 15:00 pace per mile. Please note your official time does not begin until you cross the start line.

Race Map & Elevation

Coming soon.
Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Motor City 5K & 10K. Volunteers are needed to assist with every aspect of the race, including:

Needs

  • Course Marshal
  • Start line and finish line support
  • Aid station support
  • Gear Check
  • Course set up and tear down
  • Packet Pick-Up
  • Cleanup
For more information, please contact us at info@motorcity10k.run.
Sponsors

The Motor City 5K & 10K is proud to be supported by the following sponsors and partners.

Sponsors Run Mfg
Sponsors Clifbar
Sponsors Gameface
Sponsors Active

For information on becoming a sponsor of the Motor City 5K & 10K, please contact info@motorcity10k.run.

Refund Policy

Weather Policy

The Motor City 5K & 10K will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather or other conditions that may affect the safety and health of participants, race officials reserve the right to delay, postpone or cancel the race. All registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Refund Policy

All registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable. No exceptions.
FAQ

Questions?

We've got answers. For more information about the race, please email us at info@motorcity10k.run or visit our FAQ page.

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