SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2021, 9AM // WARREN CITY SQUARE, 1 CITY SQUARE, WARREN, MI 48093
THE 2021 RUN IS HAPPENING!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS.
Lace up your sneakers! We will be back this summer for the 4th Annual Run Warren 5k Fun-Run! After the disappointment of having to cancel our 2020 run due to the pandemic, we feel that with the arrival of the vaccines we can start planning this beloved and anticipated outdoor event. Check back soon for our registration for all events.
Rest assured we will fully be following COVID-19 safety protocols and will keep abreast of recommendations from health officials as time progresses. Those recommendations will dictate the details of Run Warren 5K and we want to assure everyone that safety and COVID-safe conditions will be our highest priority.
And the 5K is just the start of what the Warren Community Foundation has planned! After a morning run, head down the street to City Center Plaza for the 2nd Annual Cruisin' 53! This beloved car show and parade was a big hit in 2019 and will be taking place immediately after the run.
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!
2019 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 the community, 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
NOTE: CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS NOT ACCEPTED FOR SAME-DAY REGISTRANTS. CASH ONLY.
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.
WE'RE RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS.
When it comes to a big community event, more hands makes the work lighter. We are recruiting volunteers to assist with the 5K on the day, doing tasks such as aiding in runner check-in, relaying messages to Eastside Racing Company, handing out tracking devices and 5K t-shirts to the runners, etc.
To get more information on volunteering, please contact Robert Boccomino at:
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
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!