Details

Fees

Half Marathon Run:
July 1, 2021 – August 1, 2021 $50
August 2, 2021 – September 30, 2021 $65
October 1, 2021 – November 12, 2021 $80

10K Run/Walk:
July 1, 2021 – August 1, 2021 $35
August 2, 2021 – September 30, 2021 $40
October 1, 2021 – November 12, 2021 $45

5k Run/Walk:
July 1, 2021 – August 1, 2021 $30
August 2, 2021 – September 30, 2021 $35
October 1, 2021 – November 12, 2021 $40

Youth (age 13 and under)
Half Marathon – $45
10k –  $30
5k – $20

Participant Waiver (click here)

Please note that at this time, this race will be self-supported, or have very limited aid stations on the course, meaning you will need to carry your own aid for the race. (Water/fuel) There will however be water/bananas etc. at the finish line.
Out of an abundance of caution and for your safety, the race will also be capped at 500 runners this year

What do you get with Registration?

  • An awesome Back Roads long sleeve tech shirt (guaranteed if registered by 7 a.m. on October 15th). Unisex shirt sizes include S, M, L, XL, and 2XL. ($1.50 charge extra for 2XL) Youth unisex sizes include S, M, L, and XL. To assist with selecting your shirt size, please view the adult and youth sizing charts. (coming soon)
  • Finisher’s medal
  • The warm fuzzies knowing you’re supporting 3 amazing charities.
  • Chronotrack timing by Newton Timing & Race Services Company
  • A complimentary cold local beer (providing you are 21 years old) and a warm bowl of Mac and Cheese from Clarkston Union.
  • Live entertainment at the finish line

Post Race Party

Relax by a fire and enjoy live music and warm food! We are pleased to announce the post race party will include live music, local cold beer and the famous Clarkston Union/Woodshop Mac and Cheese. The opportunity to purchase beer and post race food will be available to spectators. Tickets are sold for $4 each on site during the race.  You must be 21 years of age, with a valid drivers license to purchase a beer. Strictly enforced. No beer will be allowed outside of the tent. Please respect park rules.  Tent will be monitored by Oakland County Sheriff.

Awards

Half Marathon/10K/5K: Overall M/F, Masters M/F and top 3 in each division. Age groups 13 & under, 14–19, 20–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60–69, and 70+. (There will not be awards for a walking category for any of the races)

Course/Start Times

Half Marathon Start: 9:15 a.m.                                                                              10k Start: 9:30 a.m.                                                                                                    5k Start: 9:45 a.m.

Please click here for the half marathon, 5K & 10k Course Map. Please note that at this time, this race will be self-supported, meaning you will need to carry your own aid for the race. (Water/fuel) There will be water/bananas etc. at the finish line.

Parking

Park opens at 7:30 a.m. Entry fee is $5.00 unless you have a yearly park pass, then it’s free. Park attendants will be available to sell annual and day passes on Saturday at packet pick up. (Cash or check only)

Waterford Bank, N.A. Clarkston Back Roads Training Program

Waterford Bank, N.A. Back Roads Half Marathon 10K/5K 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.  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.

Running groups will run for a couple of … Read More

Oakland County Parks Pass

Available now, click here.
Please note: This purchase is separate and supports Oakland County Parks and allows you park entrance throughout the entire year.
The pass will be mailed to your home address.