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!
Run, Walk, or Volunteer
Participating in one of the many Brooksie Way activities or races is fulfilling for all ages. Whether you run, jog or walk, the journey to crossing the finish line can be a life changing one. And if running isn't for you, volunteers are always needed to keep events running smoothly.