The HealthPlus 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.
Race proceeds support programs that encourage healthy and active lifestyle and are distributed through Brooksie Way MiniGrants
. In little more than a year, Brooksie Way Minigrants have put more than $125,000 back into Oakland County communities, touching thousands of lives along the way.
Participating in one of the many Brooksie Way activities or races, such as the HealthPlus Brooksie Way Half Marathon, the Brooksie Way 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.
2015 HealthPlus Brooksie Way Registration is now
Downloadable Race Application
Support Brooksie Way Minigrants in the Art Van Challenge
2015 Race Medals
All HealthPlus Brooksie Way participants receive
official finisher medals. Half Marathon and 10k are brushed gold finish with
imprinted neck ribbons; 5k finishers receive collectible dog-tag style medals
on neck chains; kid's race finishers receive vinyl medals on colored neck
ribbons. All finisher medals feature the 2015 HealthPlus Brooksie Way race logo.
Proceeds from the HealthPlus Brooksie Way are given back to the community in Brooksie Way Minigrants. Non-profit groups and agencies in Oakland County offering health and fitness related programs may apply. Deadline for the Winter, 2015 award cycle is March 15th.
BECOME A BROOKSIE AMBASSADOR!
This year we are offering an opportunity for our registered racers to become a Brooksie Ambassador. To become a Brooksie Ambassador you need to recruit 5 additional racers for any race on September 27, 2015. These have to be people who have not yet registered and they will need to register on-line. On the registration page, there will be a spot for them to enter YOUR name so that you will get "credit" as their ambassador. (Encourage them to register before August 16 which is when the price increases.)
The first 10 people to recruit 5 additional racers will receive:
- Complimentary entry into the 2016 HealthPlus Brooksie Way
- Official 2015 Brooksie Ambassador shirt
- Special reserved parking near the start line for this year's race
- $20.00 in HealthPlus Brooksie Way merchandise.
If you are one of the 10 Brooksie Ambassadors, you will receive an email from The Brooksie Way office with details, including location of special Ambassador parking area on race morning, how to receive your complimentary 2016 race entry, BW Ambassador Shirt and merchandise.