The Brooksie Way

Virtual Race – Sunday, September 27, 2020

Race Updates

Two Weeks of Brooksie

Registered participants in the 2020 Virtual McLaren Brooksie Way may run or walk their race beginning Sunday, September 13th, and ending on race day, September 27th.

Packet pick up is offered at Runnin' Gear in Rochester in the Kroger plaza on these dates:

  • - Wednesday, Sept 23rd, 1-7
  • - Thursday, Sept. 24th, 1-7
  • - Friday, Sept. 25th, 1-7
  • - Saturday, Sept. 26, 10-4

Remote pick up may be offered after the race. Packets not picked up will be mailed.

All participants will receive informational emails including instructions to download finisher certificates and submit finish times.

A message from Deb Flynn, Brooksie Way race director:

After weeks of study, tracking the latest road race information, and meeting virtually with race organizers from around the country, it is with regret that I reach out to tell you we will not be gathering in person at the start line on September 27th. Based upon local/state guidelines and information received from Oakland University that our large gathering may not be allowed on campus, we clearly had to make the tough decision to "go virtual."

Of course, the health and safety of Brooksie participants, volunteers and spectators is our top priority.
Brooksie participants past and present will receive an email with more information from enMotive, our race timing partner.

We will make every effort to provide elements of the quality Brooksie "experience" even though we will be unable to gather in person. Within days of the race you will receive via United States mail the following:

     - McLaren Brooksie Way shirt (special Vintage edition)

     - McLaren Brooksie Way finisher medal

     - Race bib

In addition, you will receive via email a downloadable finisher certificate, race results and link to upload your race photo.

For our 13-year runners, your virtual registration will assure your Brooksie "streak" and, as always, your bibs will recognize that achievement.

For our Team Challenge members, we will continue to score the teams as usual. Due to no celebration in the team tent following the race, there will be no additional Team Fee.

I hope you will help us keep the awesome Brooksie tradition alive by supporting and registering for the 13th McLaren Brooksie Way. It's important to us all that our sport of running stays alive!

Please know that we are here to answer any questions or address concerns you may have. It will be difficult to have the morning of September 27th arrive and not be gathered together at the start line, but we are looking forward to a fabulous McLaren Brooksie Way on September 26, 2021!

Stay safe and healthy!

Front Line/First Responders: Thank You!

Brooksie says THANK YOU to all those who have been working on the front lines against Covid 19. Our Front Line/First Responders program provides FREE registration to Virtual McLaren Brooksie Way. Please reach out to Deb Flynn, race director, at for information. Limited number of entries available.

Sponsored by Kroger

Register for 2020 Virtual McLaren Brooksie Way

Sunday September 27

Registration Confirmation for 2020 or 2021 McLaren Brooksie Way


Run, Walk, or Volunteer​

From Start to Finish

From super hero costumes to tutus, runners and walkers alike come dressed to show their excitement.

Thank you 2020 Race Sponsors!