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

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


The fifth annual race will be held on Sunday, November 12th, 2017. 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 5th Annual Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon, 10K & 5K will take place at Independence Oaks County Parks. Same certified course as 2016 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 12, 2017.