SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2020, 9AM // WARREN CITY SQUARE, 1 CITY SQUARE, WARREN, MI 48093
RUN WARREN 5K CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
We regret to announce that Cruisin' 53, as well as the Run Warren 5K, planned for Saturday, June 6, has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Back in March we opted to monitor the situation, but it has become clear that to hold the event is highly dangerous and most likely will be illegal since we anticipate the Stay-At-Home order from Governor Whitmer to be extended into the summer.
Our friends in Center Line will be meeting in early May to make a final determination for the Center Line Independence Festival. We will update this site with new information when a decision has been reached.
Cruisin' 53 and Run Warren 5K will be back in 2021! We look forward to the day when we can gather once again to celebrate the strength and resilience of our community.
WE HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT!
THE 4TH ANNUAL RUN WARREN 5K WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AS A TANDEM EVENT WITH CRUISIN' 53!
WE'RE COMBINING OUR TWO BIGGEST EVENTS FOR ONE EPIC DAY OF FUN!
Last year was the inaugural Cruisin' 53, a car cruise that took over Van Dyke in both Warren and Center Line to bring a long-awaited and requested event to the heart of Warren. In an effort to engage Warren City Hall on cruise day, and excite and mobilize even more community members, Run Warren 5K will be the morning headlining event within this full day of activity!
The 4th annual run will remain the same in the ways that are important, our USTAF-certified course, our top-level monitoring courtesy of Eastside Racing Company and prizes offered in several age categories. But we will be expanding the health and fitness offerings onsite for the run and the run will serve as a fantastic opener to further excitement at Warren City Hall and right up at the road at City Center Plaza serving as Cruise Headquarters.
WHY NOT RUN FOR A CAUSE?
Come one, come all! The Warren Community Foundation invites you to lace up your shoes and get in the race! Spend a beautiful Sunday morning with us at Warren City Square as we work up a sweat to benefit our beloved community with The 4th Annual Run Warren. Between our USATF-certified 5K Run/Walk, Kids Fun Run, and Senior Walk, the whole family can get up and get active. The goal of Run Warren is to encourage physical fitness, promote community spirit and involvement, and as a non-profit support various community causes and the needs our citizens. Along with a $25 gift card to Hanson's Running Shop being awarded to the top male and female in each age category, The Mayor's Cup and a $1,000 donation will be awarded to the school athletic department with the most participants and pledged support. So get the blood flowing and help out your friends and neighbors. The online registration period lasts through Friday, June 5 with same day on site registration available beginning at 8:00am.
FOR AGES 12 AND UP. TEST YOUR ENDURANCE AND SPEED ON THIS CERTIFIED COURSE.
KIDS FUN RUN
FOR TODDLERS AND ELEMENTARY. PUT THAT ENERGY TO USE!
OUR SENIOR MEMBERS WILL ENJOY THIS STROLL AROUND CITY SQUARE.
$25 5K ADULTS // $10 5K STUDENTS
$5 KIDS RUN AND SENIOR WALK
ALL FUNDS AFTER COSTS GO TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS.
FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS, THROUGH REGISTRATION AND BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP, THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN DONATED TO GROUPS LIKE:
WARREN 37TH DISTRICT COURT SOBRIETY PROGRAM, PARKS AND REC SPECIAL NEEDS BASKETBALL,
MCREST HOMELESS SHELTER, HARVEST TIME FOOD BANK, CITY OF WARREN ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE, AND ROCK N' RESOURCES HEROIN AND OPIATE AWARENESS.
PRE-RUN STRETCHING WITH BLINK FITNESS
Our friends at Blink will be on site with an instructor leading a half hour stretch at 8:30am! Get there early and get warm with a professional. They will also be on-site to sign you up for membership or enter you into a raffle for a free one!
The day before the run, Friday, June 5, you can pick up your bib and check in for the run at Blink (and maybe tour the facility!).
Blink Fitness Club Warren is located at:
26475 Hoover Rd, Warren, MI 48089
5K COURSE INFORMATION
3.13 MILES / 5.04 KM
The course begins at Warren City Square and progresses past the court building, though Licht Park, around Cousino High School, and ends back in Warren City Square. The route will be on flat and scenic neighborhood roads.
Get a feel for the course with Google Street View! Click on the button for the map and drag the yellow icon in the lower right corner onto the route.
TRACKING YOUR TIME? WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED.
Monitoring of the race will be provided by Eastside Racing Company, which has served the Detroit Metropolitan Area for 30 years.
Each runner will be given an electronic chip that will measure the distance traveled and the time it took. Results will available shortly thereafter here on their website.
A $25 HANSON'S GIFT CARD AWARDED TO THE TOP MALE AND FEMALE IN EACH AGE CATEGORY.
YOUTH // 13 AND UNDER
HIGH SCHOOL // 14 - 18
OVERALL TWENTIES // 19 - 29
OVERALL THIRTIES // 30 - 39
OVERALL FORTIES // 40 - 49
MASTER // 50 - 59
GRANDMASTER // 60-69
GREAT GRANDMASTER // 70+
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT, A MEDAL, WITH WATER AND SNACKS AT THE FINISH LINE.
AND WE WILL BE AWARDING THE MAYOR'S CUP! THE AWARD, ALONG WITH A $1,000 PRIZE, IS GIVEN TO THE AREA SCHOOL ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT WITH THE MOST PARTICIPANTS AND PLEDGED SUPPORT!
LEND A HAND AND BECOME A SPONSOR.
Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 4TH Annual Run Warren 5K, a family event for everyone of all ages! Run Warren promotes wellness and raises funds for the Warren Community Foundation to distribute to deserving groups and philanthropic organizations in Warren.
ALL SPONSORS OF RUN WARREN WILL RECEIVE:
Inclusion of logo and contribution in print media, prominent local newspapers, cable television, social media
Logo featured on signage, website, and t-shirts distributed to each runner
Opportunity to speak before the commencement of the 5K
We have several sponsor roles for your business to fill. Please look over the details below.
PRESENTING SPONSOR // $5000
This sponsor will be named as the presenter of the event alongside the Warren Community Foundation.
RUNNER SHIRT SPONSOR // $3500
This sponsor's donation will cover the cost of the design, printing, and distribution of Run Warren t-shirts.
5K SPONSOR // $2500
This sponsor's donation will cover the cost of the 5K.
KIDS FUN RUN & SENIOR WALK SPONSOR // $2500
This sponsor's donation will cover the cost of the Kids Fun Run and Senior Walk.
MEDALS SPONSOR // $2500
This sponsor's donation will cover the cost of the medals awarded to runners at the finish line.
TIMING // $1500
This sponsor's donation will cover the cost of tracking equipment and scoring through Eastside Racing Company.
PRINTING // $1000
This sponsor's donation will cover the cost of all printed materials and signage at the starting line.
WATER BOTTLES AND REFRESHMENTS // $1000
This sponsor's donation will cover the cost of food and water distributed to runners at the finish line.
BIBS // $500
This sponsor's donation will cover the cost of the bibs worn by the participating runners.
COURSE CERTIFICATION // $500
This sponsor's donation will cover the cost of certification of the 5K course from the USATF.
Payment options available are check, cash or money order. Please print out the following form and attach your payment.
We will happily accept donations at any level and include your business on our list of sponsors.
Make checks out to WARREN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION and indicate your sponsorship level in the memo. Address: Warren Community Foundation, c/o Brad Malear, 59 North Walnut, Ste. 206, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
What is the date and time of the events?
Saturday, June 6, 2020. We will be on site beginning at 8:00AM. Our partners at Blink Fitness will be leading a group stretch starting at 8:30AM. The 5K, Kids Fun Run and Senior Walk will all begin at 9:00AM.
Will there be activities for all ages and skill levels?
Yes! Run Warren is a family event and we encourage everyone to attend!
What are the events planned for the day?
Warm-Up Stretch: Blink Fitness will lead a fun and thorough stretch before activities begin.
5K Run/Walk: The main event. This run will be enough to make anyone sweat.
Kids Fun Run: Let your kids run wild with some supervised exercise.
Senior Walk: Our senior friends can stretch those legs with an enjoyable stroll.
Where is the run? What is the route?
We will begin in Warren City Square in front of City Hall. The course begins at Warren City Hall and progresses past the court building, though Licht Park, around Cousino High School, and ends back in Warren City Square. The route will be on flat and scenic neighborhood roads.
What is the route for the Kids Run and Senior Walk?
Both the Kids Fun Run and the Senior Walk will follow 1 Kilometer path around the City Hall building.
Is the 5K course certified?
Yes. The course has been certified by the United States Association of Track and Field (USATF).
How do I register?
Fill out the form here! We will be in touch with you shortly afterwards to distribute any necessary paperwork. On the day of the event, stop by the check-in table when you arrive and we'll get you ready to run!
Is there a registration fee for the event?
The fee is for the 5K is $25 for adults and $10 for students, per runner. Registration is open until the day before the race, Friday, June 5. Day-of registration will be available at the check in-table. Registration for the Kids Fun Run and the Senior Walk is $5. All funds from registration will go into the Warren Community Foundation fund and distributed to organizations chosen through our grant application process.
How do I check-in once I register?
Bibs can be picked up the day before the run, Friday, June 5, at Blink Fitness (Hours: 5:00AM-10:00PM, 26475 Hoover Rd, Warren, MI 48089). They can also be picked up the day of the event starting at 8:00pm on location. Once you pick up your bib you will be considered checked in for the run.
What are the age categories for the 5K?
Official and personalized results will fall under the following categories: Youth (13 and under). High School (14-19), Overall Twenties (20-29), Overall Thirties (30-39), Overall Forties (40-49), Master (50-59), Grandmaster (60-69) and Great Grandmaster (70+).
Are there any prizes?
Every person in all three events will receive a Run Warren t-shirt as well as a participation medal! For the 5K: The top male and female participant in each age category will receive a $25 gift card to Hanson's Running Shop. Also, the high school that receives the most pledged support (students, alumni, faculty, parents, etc.) will be awarded $1,000 for their athletic department.
Where and when will I receive race results?
Monitoring of the race will be provided by Eastside Racing Company. Each runner will be given an electronic chip that will measure the distance traveled and the time it took. Results will available shortly thereafter here on their website. For more information, please visit Eastside Racing Company.
Can I listen to my personal music device?
Yes! Put in your earbuds and get in the zone.
I’m interested in sponsoring the event. Where can I find more information?
Read about sponsorship opportunities, or contact Donna Weatherby at 313.510.8340
What are the minimum age requirements for each event?
The Kids Fun Run is for toddlers through age 11. The 5k runners must be 12 years old or above. There is no age requirement for the Senior Walk.
Where do I park on the day of the event?
Ample parking will be available in the lots at City Hall and the parking garage directly behind City Hall.
Run Warren is an event organized by the Warren Community Foundation. The Warren Community Foundation (WCF) was formed for the coordination, marketing, and implementation of various community events designed to promote the welfare of the City of Warren, Michigan, and to donate the proceeds to charitable and educational organizations doing good works. WCF believes the best way to bring people together is to get them out of the house and talking to one another. The foundation is comprised of veteran businessmen and philanthropists with decades of experience and relationships.
DONNA WEATHERBY, RUN WARREN ORGANIZER
Whether you want to register to run or to sponsor, we want to hear from you. We look forward to your questions!