2018 Brooksie Way Half Marathon will Close Streets on Sunday

The 11th Annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon will be Run this Weekend The race begins Sunday September 23 at 8:00 a.m. The half marathon starts and ends at Oakland University. The race is an opportunity for well over 4,000 runners to experience the streets and trails of the area. The first runners will start arriving in the City at approximately 8:30 a.m. and will be leaving by 11:00 a.m. Race Marshalls and Police Officers will make every effort to move traffic across the race route when it is … [Read more...]

Brooksie Way Celebrates Ten Years with $30,000 Grant

Innovation Hills to Name Trail the Brooksie Way In celebration of the 10th anniversary, the Brooksie Way has elected to fund one exciting mini-grant application. Thanks to their support, $30,000 will be given to Innovation Hills, formerly known as Riverbend Park, to name a section of trail the Brooksie Way (different from the event of the same name). The Brooksie Way will run immediately adjacent to the pristine, winding Clinton River. This path will highlight the natural beauty of over 113 … [Read more...]

Brooksie Way Couch to 5K Jumpstart Training Program

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Brooksie Way Benefits Three Oakland County Groups

Three Oakland County Groups to Share more than $4,800 as Brooksie Way Minigrants Top $171,000 since 2010 A soccer program for children with autism and their siblings and an initiative to provide bike helmets to second graders in Waterford and Pontiac were among three programs which will share more than $4,800 in Brooksie Way Minigrants. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced the winners during a Brooksie Way event at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester. "The Brooksie … [Read more...]

Half Marathon will Close Roads to Showcase Rochester Hills to Runners

The Ninth Running of The Brooksie Way On September 25, runners and walkers with lace up their shoes and head to Rochester Hills for the 9th Annual HAP Brooksie Way. The HAP Brooksie Way, now in its ninth year has become one of the most popular regional fall half marathons. The course begins and ends at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre (formerly known as the Meadow Brook Music Festival) on the campus of Oakland University and highlights some the great beauty of Rochester Hills including the … [Read more...]

Brooksie Way Kickoff on Saturday will Unveil Changes

HealthPlus Brooksie Way Kickoff Set for Saturday as 2016 Race Logo and New Major Sponsor are Introduced The HealthPlus Brooksie Way kicks off 2016 by unveiling a new race logo, presenting $5,400 in Brooksie Way Minigrants to three community organizations and introducing the new title sponsor for The Brooksie Way. The kickoff is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Oakland University Recreation Center on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. The public is encouraged to … [Read more...]

‘Chill at the Mills’ 5k race added to 7th annual Fire & Ice Festival

The seventh annual Fire & Ice Festival kicks off the last weekend of January in downtown Rochester with the inaugural Brooksie Way ‘Chill at the Mills’ 5K road race, a food truck rally and a host of free activities that celebrate winter in Oakland County. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said the event, which is set for Friday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, January 26, continues to be among the premier winter events in Michigan. Activities include dog sled rides, a tube sledding … [Read more...]

Shake off the winter blues at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Reading Comes Alive With Yoga Fridays, February 14, 21 & 28 Ages 4-5 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Story Room Register all children attending. Children are reading, absorbing the story, doing yoga poses, and exercising their body and brain muscles at once. This method of whole child learning stimulates academic curiosity and presents a fresh and integrative dimension to a class. Online registration begins one week prior to each session. Favorite Things Family Time Thursday, February … [Read more...]

Brooksie Way introduces new kids races, run for young athletes with disabilities this year

So your son or daughter is not a marathoner just yet. That doesn’t mean they can’t feel like one next weekend as the sixth annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way marks the turn of another fall season. Youngsters are now invited to run in the new set of races just for kids and young athletes with disabilities. Parents can cheer on their young runners without the time crunch of their own race, as kids events will take place Saturday, Sept. 28, prior to adult races on Sunday. “It’s kind of … [Read more...]

Nine community organizations get Brooksie Way Minigrants and Race Board announced as 2013 race season kicks off

A summer camp for blind or visually impaired teens, a senior citizens walking program and a race in boats that look like dragons are among the programs that received funding today from the Brooksie Way Minigrant program. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson also announced during the kickoff for the 2013 HealthPlus Brooksie Way that running icons Bill Rodgers and Greg Meyer had been appointed to the newly formed race Board of Directors and that HealthPlus had signed a multi-year … [Read more...]