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Winding through a beautiful old Ann Arbor neighborhood near the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN campus, the tree-lined Burns Park Run loop course has been a favorite of beginner and world-class runners alike.

The BURNS PARK RUN is a long standing and successful fundraiser, organized by Volunteers, that supports BURNS PARK ELEMENTARY PTO programs.

Known for its family-friendly atmosphere, the Burns Park Run 5K and 10K races annually draw 1,000 to 1,500 runners aged 5 to 90 years, with over 200 elementary school kids running the 5K.  For the youngest of participants, there is a separate 1/2 mile Fun Run around the park.

Each year, a celebrity athlete provides running inspiration at the Burns Park Run. Past guests have included Olympians Emily Samuelson, Sada Jacobson, Cheryl Haworth, Cara Heads, Sheila Taormina, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Frank Shorter, Francie Goodridge, Gary Morgan, and Jackie Hansen – as well as Runner’s World writer John Bingham (“The Penguin”), elite Kenyan-American runner Boaz Cheboiywe, and marathon legend Doug Kurtis.
Barefoot Runners_2014Burns Park Run has once again been chosen by the Michigan chapter of the Barefoot Runners Society to be the official International Barefoot Runners Day event.
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