Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The boys and girls teams will host a 2.62-mile run/walk Sunday, April 28 to help those affected by last week's Boston Marathon bombings.
As Americans, many of us felt the shock and sadness of last week's Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. For runners, the impact hit home on a deeper level. That's why members of the Andover High School track team are driven to host a 2.62-mile run/walk this Sunday at the school track to support One Fund Boston. The event begins at 8 a.m. and all donations are welcome. Baked goods will also be available for purchase. "To be able to run is such an amazing feeling," said sophomore Sydney Roslin. "To have that feeling be transformed into terror and destruction is unbearable." Coach Beth Sinclair said the team was motivated by hearing the heart-breaking stories coming from Boston as the city became gripped with terror following last …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Individuals and teams will participate in a holiday-themed run/walk to raise awareness and funds to fight arthritis.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Art Aisner
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Looking for weekend plans, or just something special to do to kick-start the holiday spirit, get fit and raise a little money for a good cause? Today's weekend spotlight entry may just do all of the above. Today's Pick: Bloomfield Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis Foundation Come back to Bloomfield Patch for more events you may not want to miss this weekend, or visit our events calendar.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Nearly two dozen runners and walkers from Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills competed in Sunday morning's marathon event.
More than 37,000 runners and walkers raced and finished the Chicago Marathon on Sunday morning and 23 of them were from Bloomfield Hills. Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia won the race in 2:04:38. Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia was the first woman to finish at 02:22:03. Here's a look at the local racers:
Friday, May 25, 2012
The shirts are bright, the medals catch the sun and the traffic? There's a guy to help with that.
On the last Sunday in September, the 30,000th racer in the history of The Brooksie Way is expected to cross the finish line. That's one of several milestones that will be celebrated during this, the fifth year of Oakland County's half-marathon and 5K event. During an official kickoff of the race on Thursday morning at the Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester, race founder and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson thanked the sponsors and supporters of the race, which was named after his late son, whom he called Brooksie. The race begins and ends on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester; it will be held Sept. 30 and will include separate start times for the half-marathon, 5K and 1-mile fun run. Of Interest: See how …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Those sporting new GPS devices and fun, creative ways to store a water bottle without sloshing have clearly been bitten by it: the runner's gadgets bug.
Oh, Garmin Forerunner 301, you have been a faithful friend. But I've seen your successor, and it's sweet. Your days may be numbered. Lynn Foss showed off her Garmin 610 – an early Mother's Day gift from her husband – on Thursday during our third group run in the Couch-to-5K program in Rochester Hills. It was clear her Garmin was the Jaguar of GPS running gadgets, and mine the Ford Focus – still running well, but not nearly as fun. It was an 88-degree evening when we gathered at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Rochester High School. In a 180-degree turnaround from last week – when it was barely 50 degrees and we were all bundled up – the gang was sporting the latest in high-tech runners' gear, clearly visible as we all wore the lightest …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Day 1 of the Couch to 5K training program was inspiring and – OK, I cannot lie – a little painful, to both my body, and to my psyche.
It's been four days since the start of the Couch to 5K training program, and even as my body aches from reactivating my muscles, I am already looking forward to Thursday's second group run. Last Thursday's orientation included a placement run – an easy, no-pressure .4-mile loop – that left me breathless and straggling in the rear of my group of the 100+ participants. It was a humbling wake-up call. But I have assimilated that I'm in simply horrible physical shape, and ready to change that. I see value in the method of training laid out for us on Day 1. I also see that, although I've always been a solitary runner and exerciser, this group dynamic will, I think, be good for me. I'm eagerly tackling the Week 1 "schedule" – a series of 20-…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Royal Oak City Commission agrees to host a Cruisin' Shoes 5K race down Woodward Avenue early morning before the cruise begins.
- DREAM CRUISE-ROYAL OAK
- Judy Davids
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Squeeling tires won't be the only rubber hitting the road at this year's Woodward Dream Cruise. A Cruisin’ Shoes 5K will take place in conjunction with the Woodward Dream Cruise, the Royal Oak city commissioners decided on Monday. The 5K race on Aug. 18 will take place on a closed stretch of southbound Woodward from 13 Mile Road to Normandy for approximately 30 minutes. “Our thought is to create more family inventory,” said Tony Michaels, Woodward Dream Cruise executive director. “We can do this early in the morning. We can help fund the Woodward Dream Cruise and write more checks to the various participating communities by putting this on.”