There are lots of Family Friendly Ann Arbor Races throughout the year. There are charity races, holiday themed races, weekly and monthly running meetups, and more.
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.
- Prepare for the race as a family. Go out for family runs or walks
- 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.
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Family Friendly Ann Arbor Races
Races are held in Ann Arbor for most of the year except the middle of winter. Races usually run through early December with Thanksgiving and holiday races. Then, take a break in January and February before returning in March or April.
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.
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.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Downtown Saline – 10 North Ann Arbor St Saline
Cost: $20-30 based on registration date
The Saline Merry Mile is a 1 mile race/run on Michigan Avenue in downtown Saline along the annual holiday parade route shortly before the parade starts. The race will start at the 4 corners (Ann Arbor Street and Michigan Avenue) and run east on Michigan Ave until a turnaround point just before Old Creek/Maple. Once the runners turn around, they will head west on Michigan Avenue until they reach the finish line, west of the 4 corners. The race is noted for its' downhill start and finish. This is the only opportunity to run on Michigan Ave as the road ….
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Monument Park – 8000-8558 Ann Arbor St Dexter
Cost: $14-64 depending on race plus add-ons
Head to Dexter for the annual Holiday Hustle. New for 2022 is a both a half-marathon and a 13.1 mile relay that starts mid-day. The traditional 1 mile fun run and a 5k are still in the late afternoon (4 & 4:30p). All participants will receive a custom beanies. They are moving to an a la carte pricing model for 2022. Half Marathon - $50 - race bib & chip time, awards eligibility, charitable donation, post-race beer (for those of age) from Erratic Ale and post race snacks from Dexter Bakery.Half Marathon Relay - $30/person (2 person team) - race ….