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.
2017 McLaren Brooksie Way Middle School Challenge
All middle school students in Oakland County are eligible to run or walk The Brooksie Way 5k race on September 24th for only $5. Register by clicking
HERE or download the official
Middle School Challenge Application. Applications are also available at
Runnin' Gear stores in Waterford and Rochester. Students must enter the name of the middle school they attend. Attendance will be verified.
Brooksie Way Participant Medals
All 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 race finishers 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 crossing the finish line can be a life changing one. And if running isn't for you, volunteers are always needed to keep 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