Waterford Bank, N.A. Clarkston Back Roads Half Marathon & 10k/5k

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


2023 Race Update:
Due to some unexpected circumstances, our race leadership team has decided to cancel the 2023 race- but that doesn’t mean we’re gone for good! We are truly grateful to all the runners, volunteers and partners over the last 10 years, and hope to see you at the start line in 2024.



The run will take place at Independence Oaks County Park, which is a naturally-maintained 1,276-acre park near Clarkston.   Read more


A half marathon, 10k and 5k will all be offered. Please know there is a 500 participants registration cap. 
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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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Waterford Bank, N.A. Backroads Training Program


Waterford Bank, N.A. Clarkston Back Roads Half Marathon 10K/5K races are pleased to partner with Socially Motivated Wellness in offering a training program for all race distances.

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 10th Annual Waterford Bank, N.A. Clarkston Back Roads Half Marathon, 10K & 5K will take place on Sunday, October 30th. Same certified course since 2019. The course is a mixture of tree-covered trails, back roads of Independence Township, paved parks roads, wood bridges and yes, hills.

A note from our presenting sponsor: As of January 1, 2020 the Clarkston State Bank that our community has come to know and trust, merged into Toledo-based financial institution, Waterford Bank, N.A. This was done to provide better growth opportunities for our two banks, expanding our physical footprint, allowing us to offer more products and services, and even enhance our community support. Though our name may be different, we’re still the same great Bank and bankers who live and work in your neighborhoods. As such, we are thrilled to once again sponsor the annual fall favorite, “Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon” under our new name as the “Waterford Bank, N.A. Clarkston Back Roads Half Marathon.”