The Brooksie Way
The Booksie Way Half Marathon and 5k Run

The Brooksie Way

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The Brooksie Way

The Brooksie Way is one of Oakland County’s premier ​quality of life events. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson began the Brooksie Way races to promote Oakland County and encourage people to become more physically active.


Brooksie Way Participant Medals

medal.jpgAll Brooksie Way participants receive official finisher medals. Half Marathon, 10k and 5k finishers receive medals with brushed gold finish and imprinted neck ribbons. Lil' Brooksie ra​ce finishe​rs receive vinyl medals on colored neck ribbons. All finisher medals feature the Brooksie Way race logo.


Run, Walk, or Volunteer​

Participating in one of the many Brooksie Way activities or races, such as the Brooksie Way Half Marathon, the Brooksie Way 10k, 5k or Fun Run, is fulfilling for all ages. Whether you run, jog or walk, the journey to cros​sing the finish line can be a life changing one. And if running isn't for you, volunteers are always needed to ke​ep the events running smoothly.​​​


The Brooksie Way Mini-Grant Award For 2017 Will Go To One Exciting Project!​

In celebration of the our 10th anniversary this year, The Brooksie Way Board has elected to fund one exciting mini-grant application. The winner will be released in April so keep watching for details.

The mini-grant program will return in 2018 with new and improved guidelines. Stay tuned!

Please direct inquiries to Shelley Wyant, Chair of the Brooksie Way Minigrant Committee at wyantshelley@gmail.com​.​​​​​

Online Registration Now Open!
10th running of the Brooksie Way
September 24th, 2017
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Register for the
2017 Brooksie Way Training Program

Training Program Information >>
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Brooksie Way Named 2017 Michigan Half Marathon Championship Race by Road Runners Club of America

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​​L. Brooks PattersonThe Brooksie Way was named after the late Brooks Stuart Patterson, son of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

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 Race Results

2016 Brooksie Way

Race results  |  Race photos


2017 Chill at the Mills

Race results  |  Race photos