Clarkston State Bank – Backroads Half Marathon & 10K/5K

Please join us for a back roads run and a great post-race party!

11/8/18: All 3 races are officially SOLD OUT! 

11/7/18: The 5k and half marathon are sold out!

11/6/18: The 5k is almost sold out! The 10k and Half Marathon are close to selling out as well!


The sixth annual race will be held on Sunday, November 11th, 2018. This is typically a wonderful time of year for a long distance run in Michigan.
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The event will be held at Independence Oaks County Park, which is a naturally-maintained 1,276-acre park near Clarkston.
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There are three separate events. A half marathon run, a 10K run/walk, and a 5K run/walk.
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Post-Race Party

After completing 13.1 or 6.2, or 3.1 what better than a post-race tent filled with music, food and cold beverages?
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CSB Backroads Training Program


This year the Clarkston State Bank Backroads races are pleased to partner with Socially Motivated Wellness in offering a training program for all race distances.  

All programs will meet once a week at Independence Oaks County Park.  Participants will be placed in groups depending on their pace, or the time it takes them to complete a mile.  All running and walking will be done with an interval method of training.  

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About Back Roads Half Marathon

The 6th Annual Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon, 10K & 5K will take place at Independence Oaks County Parks. Same certified course as 2017 with the same 5K route as last year. The course is a mixture of tree-covered trails, back roads of Independence Township, paved parks roads, wood bridges and yes hills. Please save the date, Sunday, November 11, 2018.