We Run This State! Heart MI Run is back for another Summer of Celebrating the Mitten!
Brand New Michigan Distance Challenge!!
When you register for Heart MI Run you can select from one of our NEW city-to-city challenges. While you don’t have to run to or from these specific Michigan cities, you can challenge yourself to run their calculated journey by choosing from one of these distances:
5K – Ann Arbor to Chelsea
10K – Flint to Grand Blanc
Half Marathon – Stockbridge to Pinckney
Marathon – Harbor Springs to Charlevoix
50 Mile – South Haven to Grand Haven
100 Mile – Traverse City to Mackinaw City
200 Mile – Pentwater to Tawas
Track your runs, whether it is one day or over a period of time, and submit your results and any photos to our Facebook event page where we can follow your experience and cheer you on!
To track your challenge click here! You can submit results every time your ride and RunSignUp will track your progress towards your ultimate goal!
Heart MI Run is back! Join this fan-favorite event that lets you choose your own adventure. You heard that right Heart MI Run has no official route, location, or distance. You get to be your own race director and make the race all about YOU. This year we are proud to be partnering with Huron-Clinton Metroparks and encourage checking out one of their many parks and trails for the site of your one-of-a-kind race!
This Epic Virtual Ride is all about you! Whether this is your first official race, a chance to PR a loop through your favorite park, or running further than you’ve ever dared to run before Heart MI Run is the perfect race to achieve your personal goals.
Lace-up your shoes and run through the Metropark of your choice as you complete Heart MI Run from June 15 to September 30.
Anybody can participate: pick your distance and head to the Metropark of your choice. If a Huron-Clinton Metropark is not accessible, you may choose your own location.
No, it’s not Virtual Reality, but we promise you’ll have a ton of fun! A Virtual Race can be done at any time and any location. You can run (or walk) at your own pace with your favorite running partners, whenever and wherever you like. Whether you’re running your first mile or turning this into an ultra marathon-length challenge this race meets you, and your goals, exactly where you are at! There are no parking problems. No crowds. No long port-a-potty lines. There is no start gun or nervous, pre-race chitchat with other participants. There is not even a starting line! Choose your date, time, place, and competition, and go!
CHOOSE A LOCATION AND COURSE
Note: Huron-Clinton Metroparks requires an entry fee for those without an annual pass. Please be sure to observe social distancing safety measures as you ride through the parks.
COMPLETE YOUR RUN
TELL US ABOUT IT
GET YOUR SWAG IN THE MAIL
Huron Clinton Metroparks
The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, a regional park system created in 1940 by the citizens of Southeast Michigan, provides excellent recreational and educational opportunities while serving as stewards of its natural resources. Our efforts are guided by the belief that the use of parks and exposure to natural environments enhance society’s health and quality of life.
$5 of each race entry will be donated to the Huron-Clinton Metroparks.
Top 10 Reasons to do a Virtual Race
10. You don’t need to deal with traffic or parking.
9. You can choose your own weather conditions.
8. Scheduling conflicts won’t get in the way.
7. If you have an injury, the race can wait.
6. You can use it as “training” to practice things like hydration.
5. You don’t need to set your alarm unless you want to.
4. You get a super cool T-shirt.
3. You get a fantastic finisher’s medal.
2. Do something for yourself that is all about you.
1. You are supporting the Huron-Clinton Metroparks in providing communities in Southeast Michigan with access to open spaces and outdoor experiences 365 days a year, both today and in the future.
A virtual event is all about you, you do it for yourself so there is no need to “prove” your run… BUT… we love hearing about your experience! Whether this is your first race ever or a PR on a favorite route we want to celebrate your accomplishments! It’s also great to share new routes and parks with others so we do hope you will post about it on our (Insert Facebook page event here)
Uploading your results online is not mandatory for you to receive the swag that comes with registering for this race!
All swag will be mailed to the U.S. Mail address you used during registration.
Note: Due to COVID-19 and the impact it has had on the US Postal Service delivery dates cannot be guaranteed and it may take additional time to receive your swag, we appreciate your patience.