Auto Show 5K

Women takes a selfie by the Auto Show 5k starting line

Join the Michigan Fitness Foundation, Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports, Crim Fitness Foundation, and North American International Auto Show for the Auto Show 5K. The Auto Show 5K celebrates the opening of the North American International Auto Show, and Detroit's rich automotive history, while offering an opportunity to be active during Michigan's winter season. Traverse Detroit's Dequindre Cut Greenway, while reveling in all things cars and cardio.

Formerly a railroad line built in the 1830s by the Detroit and Pontiac Railroad, a predecessor of Canadian National Railway’s Grand Trunk Western Railroad, the Dequindre Cut is a two-mile greenway that was developed to offer a pedestrian link between the East Riverfront, Eastern Market, and residential neighborhoods. Runners will be inspired as they traverse this 19th century railway turned 21st century greenway filled with urban art depicting the city's industrial heritage. Works by Alex Senna, Senghor Reid, Mike Han, Kristin Adamczyk & Ouizie, Malt, Hygienic Dress League, and others, provide runners with rich and colorful gallery of graffiti masterworks.

Auto Show 5k Finish MedalThe event is open to runners and run/walkers of all skill levels and abilities. Proceeds help fund nutrition, physical activity, and health programs through the Michigan Fitness Foundation. Registration is $36. All participants that register by January 15 will be receive the official race t-shirt, and finishers will receive the commemorative auto show medal.

Registration is open through January 18 or until the event sells out: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Detroit/AutoShow5K.

Event Date: January 19

Where: Detroit