Since 2003, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy has been working at developing and beautifying 5 ½ miles of Detroit’s riverfront from the MacArthur (Belle Isle) Bridge to the Ambassador Bridge for public use. So far, the first three miles of the RiverWalk has been transformed with pavilions, plazas, parks and green space, not to mention the transformation of the Dequindre Cut, an old railroad line that’s now a landscaped walkable and bikeable cut-through that connects the Detroit riverfront to Eastern Market. For many, the RiverWalk and the Dequindre Cut provides some of the best and most attractive views of the city, especially for runners.
It’s only natural that the River Days 5K is part of the fun during River Days on Saturday, June 23. The 5K run and walk will showcase the Detroit RiverWalk and Milliken State Park, and provide a healthy, fun experience for participants. The 8:30 a.m. run (a Kids Fun Run Begins at 9:30 a.m.) begins and ends at the Milliken State Park and Harbor, goes past the Renaissance Center, Cobo Center and Joe Louis Arena on Atwater, and works its way back on the RiverWalk. It includes musical entertainment, a costume contest, free parking at the River East parking deck, and four complementary wristbands to River Days. Plus, there will be opportunities to contribute to the RiverWalk development.
Now that’s how the Detroit RiverWalk rolls … err … runs.
For more information, visit the River Days 5K website.
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