42nd Annual Burns Park Run

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2020. BURNS PARK . ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

 

2020 Celebrity Athletes

Pioneer Girls X-Country Team

Distinquished Athlete - Natalie McKenzie

Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie is a woman who truly does it all. She is an accomplished writer and editor with experience in national consumer magazines including Prevention, SELF and Runner's World, as well as book writing and digital content strategy. Natalie and her husband are raising their three children under the age of 7 in Ann Arbor (Henry is a first grader at Burns Park Elementary) and she is currently training to run in the Olympic Trials this month after qualifying with a time of 2:43:29 at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minn. A Division 1 athlete, Natalie ran track and cross country at Cornell University and is originally from Lebanon, Ohio. According to Natalie, "I'm still trying to land on a goal for Atlanta. The course is said to be continuous rolling hills which will be a very different challenge from the flat, fast courses I ran when I was chasing the qualifier. I've tried to run as many hills as possible around the Ann Arbor area in my training and would be thrilled with a PR, especially on such a tough course."
Waddle On!

Winding through a beautiful 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 and run by volunteers, that supports the Burns Park Elementary PTO and other local school PTOs through our "Run for Schools" program.

Known for its family-friendly atmosphere, the Burns Park Run 5K and 10K races annually draw between 1,000 to 1,500 runners ages 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 Frank Shorter, Jeff Porter, Emily Samuelson, Sada Jacobson, Cheryl Haworth, Cara Heads, Sheila Taormina, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Francie Goodridge, Gary Morgan, and Jackie Hansen, 2016 Olympic Trials Qualifier and UM athlete Erin Finn – as well as Runner’s World writer John Bingham (“The Penguin”), elite Kenyan-American runner Boaz Cheboiywe, and marathon legend Doug Kurtis.

The Burns Park Run was started by the PTO as a fundraiser for 6th grade campers in 1979. This Burns Park Elementary fundraiser has grown and supported the activities offered by our PTO to its students and their families. Today’s race is headed by 3 race co-directors who, in collaboration with the Ann Arbor Track Club and over 130 volunteers, work throughout the year on planning, funding, marketing and staffing the Burns Park Run.

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February 1, 2020

7:00 AM

Early Registration Opens

(5K/10K - $25; Fun Run-$5)

Interested in training with a group of like-minded runners?

Check out the

AARC Couch-to-5K Program

March 15, 2020

May 2, 2020

2:00-5:00 PM

Packet Pick Up and Late Registration

(5K/10K - $35; Fun Run-$10)

May 3, 2020

7:00 - 8:15 AM

Packet Pick Up and Late Registration

(5K/10K - $35; Fun Run-$10)

8:15 AM

10K Run

8:30 AM

5K Run/Walk

9:30 AM

Fun Run

9:45 AM

 

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PACKET PICK_UP & 

RUNNER LOOK-UP

 

2018 SPONSORS

The Burns Park Run would not be possible without the support of financial sponsors and in-kind donors.  Our Title Sponsor is Probility Therapy Services. Please support, visit, and thank them!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor (monetary or in-kind), please contact our Sponsorship Coordinator Jenn 

(or racedirectors@burnsparkrun.org) and download our sponsorship opportunities form for more information!

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2020 SPONSORS

The Burns Park Run would not be possible without the support of financial sponsors and in-kind donors.  Our Title Sponsor is Probility Therapy Services. Please support, visit, and thank them!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor (monetary or in-kind), please contact our Sponsorship Coordinator Jenn 

(or racedirectors@burnsparkrun.org) and download our sponsorship opportunities form for more information!

The Burns Park Run has been an entirely volunteer-led event since its inception in 1979. Today, 130+ devoted parents, family members, neighbors, teachers, students and other community members help support the Burns Park Run.

 

Learn more about the many ways you can get involved with our great race.

VOLUNTEERS

GET INVOLVED!!

Are you part of a community group and willing to provide service time to the Burns Park Run? Contact racedirectors@burnsparkrun.org 

for group service information.

 
 

CHARITIES & 

RUN

FOR THE 

SCHOOLS

Volunteer groups and non-profit organizations do so much to help our communities, but they can’t do it alone.

 

See how you can help out!

BURNS PARK RUN

STORE

Everyone knows you run faster when you look good.  

 

Check out our 2020 BPR Gear!

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