Family Friendly Ann Arbor Races

There are lots of Family Friendly Ann Arbor Races throughout the year. There are charity races, holiday themed races, and more.

Family Friendly Ann Arbor Races

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Family Friendly Race Tips

If you are running with your kids, we have a few tips:

Register early! Most races offer discounted registration the earlier you register.

Make sure the race is stroller friendly before planning to run with your child. Be sure to dress them appropriately for the weather.


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Prepare for the race as a family. Plan to alternate running and walking on the course as needed. On the course set goals to run to a certain landmark.

If your child is running on their own, have a plan to reconnect after the race.

Family Friendly Ann Arbor Races

Races are held in Ann Arbor for most of the year except the middle of winter. Races usually take a break in January and February before returning in March.

This list will be updated throughout the year. If you know of an event that is missing, please leave it in the comments or submit it to our calendar.

Race Schedule

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be cancelled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, or we can make mistakes.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

👟Ann Arbor Turkey Trot - Thanksgiving Day

Main Street Area – Main Street and Liberty Ann Arbor
Time: 7:00am-10:00am
Cost: 2019 Pricing: Not announced - 2018 Pricing: $19-50 depending on race/registration date
Get into the holiday spirit before your Thanksgiving feast; run or walk with the whole family! Trot or walk 5K or 1K! Hot chocolate at the finish, photos with Turkey Tom and Santa, a run course and a rockin' after-party. All pre-registered participants receive a long sleeve shirt, custom medals to all 5K finishers and festive medals to all 1K finishers! The Ann Arbor Turkey Trot is proud to support the ChadTough Foundation! Visit theturkeytrot.com for registration options and more details.

👟Huffin for the Stuffin

Maybury State Park – 20145 Beck Rd Northville
Time: 9:00am-11:00am
Cost: $15-45
Join Wildly Fit for their 3rd Annual Huffin for the Stuffin Thanksgiving Morning. There is a 5K run/walk and a 1.5 mile kids loop. Proceeds benefit Blessings in a Backpack. Registration Costs 5K Fun Run Before 10/14 - $25 10/14-11/14 - $30 Starting 11/15 - $35 Kid Loop Fun Run Before 10/14 - $15 10/14-11/14 - $20 Starting 11/15 - $25 Virtual 5K Before 11/14 - $40 Starting 11/15 - $45

Saturday, December 7, 2019

👟Reindeer Trail

Wurster Park Manchester – 215 W Main St Manchester
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
Cost: 5K: $30/ 10K: $35/ 15K: $40
The Reindeer Trail Run/Walk is part of the Manchester Christmas in the Village celebration. There will be a 5K, 10K, and a 15K. The race will start near Wurster Park in Manchester and head to the Leonard Preserve. Note the course is not stroller or pet friendly. Registration ends at 11:59p on Friday, December 6

Saturday, December 14, 2019

👟Holiday Hustle

Monument Park – 8000-8558 Ann Arbor St Dexter
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: $19-40 depending on registration date & race selection
Head to Dexter for the Holiday Hustle, a 1 mile fun run (4p) and a 5k (4:30p). All participants will receive a custom beanies. Registration before noon on December 12 is $39 for the 5K, $29 for adults (18+) in the 1 mile and $19 for kids in the 1 mile. On race weekend registrations are an additional $6. T-shirts are available for purchase for $12. $5 of each registration fee will be donated to Dexter area charities. 5K finishers will receive a custom medal. 1 mile finishers will receive a festive medal. There will also be special medals and ….

Sunday, March 22, 2020

👟Ann Arbor Marathon

Elbel Field – 336 Hill St Ann Arbor
Time: 7:30am-2:15pm
Cost: $30-270 depending on race & registration date. $10-20 for kids race
The Probility Ann Arbor Marathon includes a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon. New for 2019 is a Marathon 4 person relay. Races start and end in view of Michigan Stadium. Marathon pricing (plus signup fee): Marathon Relay $190 on or before December 31 $210 January 1-February 2 $230 February 3-March 1 $240 March 2-22 $250 March 23-24 Marathon $100 on or before December 31 $110 January 1-February 2 $116 February 3-March 1 $122 March 2-22 $125 March 23-24 Half-Marathon $96 on or before December 31 $100 January 1-February 2 $106 February 3-March 1 $111 March 2-22 $115 March ….

Sunday, May 31, 2020

👟Dexter-Ann Arbor Run

Main Street & Kingsley – 100 E. Kingsley St Ann Arbor
Time: 7:50am-11:30am
Cost: $30-95 (depending on registration date & race). Kids Race $10-15
The Dexter-Ann Arbor Run has a Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K, and a team challenge. There is also a kids run at the expo on Saturday. Race times are: 7:50a - 10K Run/Walk 8a - 5K Run/Walk 8:30a - Half Marathon The race ends on Main Street as Taste of Ann Arbor is starting.

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Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.
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