Race Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022
Race Location: Taylor, MI (Map It)

About The Race

The Running To Honor 5K is a timed, family friendly walk (or run) focused on keeping the memory of our Fallen Soldiers & Veterans alive and reminding others that Freedom is never free. The event will take place on Saturday, July 30th, 2022 inside Heritage Park located at 12111 Pardee Rd, Taylor, MI 48180. The start time of the 5K & 1 Mile-ish walk (or run) is 8:00 AM in front of the Sheridan Pavilion. The Kids .5K will start at 7:30 AM.

Forget if you already registered? Check your registration here.

We recognize that families want to bring their kids to the Running To Honor 5K but the registration cost might be too much or their kids might not be able to walk (or run) 3.1 miles. As a result we have two events for kids 10 and under! We offer a special discounted price for the 5K walk (or run) and a .5K (that is Point 5K) which is roughly .31 miles. The hope is that this will encourage families to come out and support the cause.

If you can't walk (or run) just come out and enjoy the atmosphere and look at the names and picture of those Fallen Soldiers and Fallen Veterans that we have lost.

Participant Shirts & Finisher Medals

If you register before 6/1, you will be guaranteed a red participant t-shirt. The brand of the shirt is Leslie Jordan and the specific material type is called "lattice". We receive tons of feedback every year that our participants love the feel of the material so we continue to stick with what people love! The American flag is displayed on the left sleeve with the stars (union) facing forward. This means we continue to advance forward as a country and face challenges head on. Displaying the flag with the stars to the rear would mean we are retreating and that is something we simply don't do as Americans. The right sleeve of the shirt has the number "22" displayed. In the military this is where a combat patch would go. We are at war with Veteran suicide and continue to lose 20-22 Veterans to suicide every day. The number 22 on the sleeve helps spread awareness of the issue and hopefully helps get the conversation going with others about the importance of talking about mental health. Note that you can purchase additional shirts during the registration process in the colors red, black and a few other colors. There is also an option to just purchase a shirt without having to register for the 5k walk/run if you only want a shirt.

The meaning of the color red is well known among military families and throughout the Veteran community. There is a movement in the country to wear red every Friday in an effort to remind others to Remember Everyone Deployed. Consider wearing red every Friday to show your support of our service members who continued to remain deployed throughout the world.


Facebook Event Link

Packet Pickup
July 25th through 28th (Mon-Thur) 4pm-8pm at the Wyandotte VFW, 633 Ford Ave, Wyandotte, MI
*** There is no packet pick up on Friday July 29th, 2022 ***
July 30th (Race Day) 6:30am-8:00am at the Sheridan Pavilion in Heritage Park

Event Parking
Heritage Park has 1,100 parking spots throughout the park. Overflow parking will be at Wayne County Community College parking lot to the East. Please carpool with others to help with the parking capacity.

Event Timeline
6:30a-8:00a Packet Pickup
7:00a Pre-Race Ceremony < This is where we say the names of our Fallen Soldiers!
7:30a Kids .5K
7:50a National Anthem
8a 5K Walk (or Run)
9:30a Results Finalized & Awards Available To Be Picked Up

Overall male & female 5K winners will receive a $50 gift card to Run Detroit, a challenge coin and a special gift.

Masters male & female 5K winners will receive a challenge coin and a special gift.

Age Group award challenge coins for the Top 3 finishers in each age bracket for the 5K:
11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-89, 90+

 Course Record Times
Male Female
Year Name Age Time Year Name Age Time
2021 Robert Diebold 20 15:27 2021 Caitlin Rose 20 18:09
2019 Robert Diebold 18 15:52 2019 Monica Lams McLeod 42 20:36
2020 Randy Enochs 38 19:06 2020 Dana Davidson 28 20:42