Race Information and Frequently Asked Questions
The Booksie Way Half Marathon and 5k RunRace Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Race Information and Frequently Asked Questions

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What time do events begin on race day?,
What time do events begin on race day?

The Half Marathon, 5K and Fun Run begin at 8:00 a.m. Start times will be staggered slightly to allow for the half marathon runners to begin first. For other race weekend and day schedules, visit the Race Weekend Schedules page.​

Where are the start and finish lines?

Half Marathon, 5K and 10k events start and end on the campus of Oakland University at Meadowbrook Music Festival.

How do I get information on the race course?

You may view Course Maps in the section below.

May I walk either the Half Marathon or 5k?

Walkers are welcome in all events.​

How do I register?

Click here to registration online >>​

Will I require my own race chip?

Gault Race Management is timing the Brooksie Way races. Your timing device is embedded in your bib. Your running times for the half marathon and 5K races will be available in the post-race area immediately after you finish, and they will be available online after the race for you to access.​

How do I pick up my runner packet and bib?

Brooksie Way packet pick-up will take place on Friday and Saturday before race day at the Fitness Expo held on the campus of Oakland University at the Recreation Center. It is highly recommended you pick up your race packet at this time. If you wait until race morning, there will be long lines and this may affect your starting on time!​

How can I become a volunteer for the Brooksie Way?

Hundreds of volunteers will be working throughout the summer to plan for the races and on race weekend doing everything from traffic control to water station duty. If you would like to become a volunteer, visit the Volunteer page to sign-up as an individual or group.​
Race Day Schedules,
Sunday, September 25

All at Start/Finish area in Meadow Brook Music Festival Grounds

6: 30 a.m. – LIMITED Packet Pick Up (LINES WILL BE LONG or come early) and Race Day Registration

7:00 a.m – Food Vendors open in Post-Race Tent

8:00 a.m. – Half Marathon corralled start

Approx. 8:15 a.m. - 5k/10k shared start

**Half Marathon runners and walkers will be corralled according to bib-colors.
 
5k/10k will start together, with runners and walkers corralled according to bib colors.
Rules and Regulations,

Half Marathon


The following items are not permitted in the Brooksie Way Half Marathon:
  • pets
  • skateboards
  • bicycles
  • roller blades
  • baby joggers
  • any other types of vehicles (other than official half marathon vehicles)
These regulations are for your safety and the safety of other race participants.  Please do not bring or carry any of these items with you.  The Brooksie Way Half Marathon officials reserve the right to disqualify and remove anyone from the course with any of the above items. 

5k

Baby joggers and strollers are permitted in the Brooksie Way 5k event.  All other above exclusions apply to the 5k event.
Hotels and Churches,

Special Rates for Brooksie Runners


Official Host Hotel of the HAP Brooksie Way

Quality Inn is offering a special discount rate for the Brooksie Way participants.  They offer complimentary hot deluxe breakfast, complimentary wireless HSIA and is located just one mile from Oakland University.  To reserve guest rooms, you may go online here​ or call 248-370-0044 and ask for the Brooksie Way Discount.

Quality Inn
1461 North Opdyke Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-370-0044
 

Other Recommended Hotel for the Brooksie Way

Hilton Suites Auburn Hills is offering a special rate for the Brooksie Way participants and is located just one mile from Oakland University.  To reserve guest rooms call the hotel directly at 248-334-2222 and ask for the  Brooksie Way Rate.

Hilton Auburn Hills Suites
2300 Featherstone Road
Auburn Hills, MI  48326
 

Church Services

2016 information coming soon

Race Morning Parking,
Race Day Parking is available at several locations on the OU Campus, including convenient lots adjacent to the start/finish line, accessible from Walton, and the large grass area at the corner of Walton and Adams. Additional parking may be found in area commercial lots and neighborhoods.2016 Brooksie Way Event Map.pdf
  • Plan on arriving early – roads will begin closing by 7:00 a.m. and significant traffic back-ups are expected.  All campus roads will close approximately at 7:50am.
  • If you park on campus, please be aware exit restrictions will exist in certain areas due to the active 5k and 10k race courses.
  • Expo – Please be patient – Friday parking challenges may exist on-campus due to student parkers and classes taking place.  Friday parking is best located in the Parking Structure just east of the Recreation Center. (P-29)
Awards, If you are an overall or age division winner in any race in the 2016 HAP Brooksie Way, we will be distributing awards in the following way:
  • Overall awards for first place only in the half marathon, half marathon competitive walk, 10k and 5k will be presented at the stage in the Oakland Press Post Race Tent at 10:30 a.m.

  • Overall winners in second and third place will be notified via email and awards will be mailed directly to you within three weeks of the race.

  • Age Division awards go to the first three finishers in each category. Winners will be notified via email and awards will be mailed within three weeks of the race.
If you wish to receive any award you will be asked to respond to the email so we will know how many to order. Thank you!!!
Race Pacer,

Once again the Your Pace or Mine (YPOM) Running Club will be providing pace teams for the Brooksie Way Half Marathon. This year’s theme is "Running Through the Decades". Each team will dress appropriate for the decade they are representing, starting with the 2000s, then the 90s, 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s, and pre-50s. (You do not need to dress up to run with them, but you can if you wish!)
 
There will be 7 pace teams with finish times of 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:45. Look for the pacers before the race, either near the YPOM tent in the starting area or in the corrals just before the start of the race. Each pace team will have a sign they will carry with their finish time on it. No special registration or signup needed, just join them for all or part of the race. They will also be at the Expo on Friday and Saturday before the race if you want to ask any questions. You can meet the pacers here.

Race Weekend Schedule,

Friday, September 23

Expo and packet pick up at OU Student Recreation Center: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. Over 60 vendors. Race morning pick up will be limited with very long lines, so come to the expo and register to win a $500 Bishop Airport Gift Card! FREE Brooksie promo shirts for the first 100 in the door!!

Saturday, September 24

  • Expo and packet pick up at OU Student Recreation Center: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Over 60 vendors. Race morning pick up will be limited with very long lines, so come to the expo and register to win a $500 Bishop Airport Gift Card! FREE Brooksie promo shirts for first 100 in the door!!

  • Lil Brooksie Kids Race at the HAP Brooksie Way start line: Noon. Featuring a Diaper Dash, Toddler Trot and Big Kids race with family friendly activities and fun!

Sunday, September 25

All at Start/Finish area in Meadow Brook Music Festival Grounds

6: 30 a.m. – LIMITED Packet Pick Up (LINES WILL BE LONG or come early) and Race Day Registration

7:00 a.m – Food Vendors open in Post-Race Tent

8:00 a.m. – Half Marathon corralled start

Approx. 8:15 a.m. - 5k/10k shared start

**Half Marathon runners and walkers will be corralled according to bib-colors.
 
5k/10k will start together, with runners and walkers corralled according to bib colors.

Emergency Information,

In the unlikely event of a race-day emergency requiring access to shelters, please look for the locations indicated on these course maps.

5K and 10K Emergency Shelter Locations
Half Marathon Emergency Shelter Locations

 Oakland University

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