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City of Detroit planning a super run/walk at Rouge Park


If you’ve ever wanted to dress up like a superhero and test your powers now is the time.

The Detroit Parks & Recreation Department’s inaugural STAY Fit for Health 3K/5K Walk/Run and Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, July 23. It’s part of National Parks and Recreation Month. Participants are encouraged to dress as superheroes and bring their pets.

The run will take place at Rouge Park near Brennan Pool, 21415 Plymouth Road, and there is something for everyone.

  • 3K Walk – For all ages, with a registration fee of $30.
  • 5K Walk and Run – For ages 13 and older, with a registration fee of $40.
  • Youth Fun Run – For ages 7-12, with a registration fee of $15.

“The Detroit Parks & Recreation Department encourages active lifestyles through the utilization of parks in the community,” says David A. Miller, acting director of the Parks & Recreation Department.  “Events such as STAY Fit for Health are a way of showcasing the potential use of our beautiful green spaces in the city of Detroit.”

As you’re running or walking and need some extra inspiration, remember the words of the superheroes …

“You are much stronger than you think you are, trust me.” – Superman

“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” – Batman

“No Matter how bad things get, something good is out there, over the horizon.” – Green Lantern

“Someone must have ripped the ‘Q’ section out of my dictionary, ’cause I don’t know the meaning of the word ‘quit’.”Mr. Furious

“You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.” – Superman

Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. with warm-up at 8:45 a.m.  The Fun Run and 5K run are at 9 a.m.  The 5K walk begins at 9:15 a.m., and the 3K walk is at 9:45 a.m.

Proceeds will benefit Parks & Recreation programs, such as fitness and athletic activities, archery, boxing, arts and crafts, social activities, teen leadership development, and youth employment empowerment.

Click here to register for the event.  Group discounts are available for five or more participants who register at the same time.  The group discount is $10 off each registration.

For more information, call (313) 224-1100.

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