Participants Letter 2017

Congratulations! You are now registered for the 2017 Run 2 Read . Please check the for updates.

Dear Run 2 Read 2017 Participant,

Macomb Literacy Partners is pleased you’ve decided to join our event!

Race Packet Pick Up PDF

Race packets include bibs, maps, sponsors, and T-shirts. We encourage all participants to pick up race packs in advance at the bag pick up time below:


Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 10 AM - 8 PM

Location:  Russ Milne Ford

                  24777 Hall Road

                  Macomb Township, MI 48042

                  On the Northeast Corner of Hall Road and Gratoit

                  Exit I-94 at exit 240 going toward Utica





On Race Day, Saturday, June 17,   7:30AM - 9AM

Location: Stony Creek Metropark   

4300 Main Park Drive (off of 26 Mile Road)

Shelby Township, MI 48316     

Race Day Contact Alisa 912-401-1573                 

Event Start Times 

The event will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Please arrive with plenty of time so that you are prepared to begin at 9:00 a.m.  Doing so will help avoid any late start issues. Run 2 Read officially ends at 11:30 a.m.

Event and Course Details

The race course is certified and 5K and 10K running events will be timed by Fast Dog Race Timing.

Run 2 Read is at Stony Creek Metropark.  Entrance off 26 Mile Rd; be prepared to pay $10 for a daily vehicle pass or $35 for a yearly pass. We will be utilizing the Sheldon Trails (also known as hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country ski trails).Registration is at West Branch Picnic Area & Mountain Bike Trails, Pavilion N or West Branch West, which is located near the trailhead. which is located near the trail head.  Restrooms are close to the registration area.  Maps of Stony Creek, the registration area, and the trail system for the races are online.

The 5K walk and run follow a route with gentle inclines and declines, covering gravel and dirt paths. The 10K route is more difficult and incorporates more changes in elevation and terrain. Whichever route you take, the scenery will lead you to believe you’re on vacation!

The staff at Stony Creek Metropark regularly grooms the trails. However, this is an off-road event, so you want to come prepared with proper footwear that is already broken in. Children in strollers are welcome, though you want to prepare for terrain. Please make sure you bring a stroller equipped for off-road conditions. Also, consider the weather. We’re going rain or shine!

What to Bring

We will provide water for event participants at aid stations along the routes. We will also have bananas at the end of the route. Please bring a personal supply of water or food if you have specific requirements. Also, consider bringing camping chairs, since seating is limited. Insect repellant and sunscreen may be useful, depending on conditions. You may also want to take advantage of other park amenities, so please plan accordingly.

We look forward to seeing you on June 17th!      


© Macomb Literacy Partners 2017