Family Friendly Ann Arbor Races

Find Family Friendly Ann Arbor 5K and Other Races Near Me

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Are you looking for kid-friendly races near me? Good news! There are plenty of Family Friendly races in Ann Arbor throughout the year.

Find a 5K in Ann Arbor. Check out a Fun Run. And the whole family will be crossing the finish line!


Kid 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 if you plan to run with your child in a stroller.
  • Be sure to dress for the weather.
  • Prepare for the race as a family. Go out for family runs or walks, or just have the kids run.
  • 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.

Check out our list of races below to find events that include kids races near me.

At an Ann Arbor 5k - 2 mile Progress sign. Family Friendly races

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Kid-Friendly Races Near Me: 2023 Edition

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, mostly 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.

Schedule of Ann Arbor Races

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer. After we add them, events can be cancelled, details can changed, or we can make mistakes.

January-February Races

👟 A Very Nice Run
Washtenaw Dairy – 602 S. Ashley St Ann Arbor
Date: January 1, 2023 8:30am-10:30am


March Races

👟 Shamrocks & Shenanigans 5K & Kids K
Connor O’Neills – 318 S. Main St Ann Arbor
Date: March 12, 2023 9:30am-12:00pm

👟 Run 3.14 Pi(e)

Date: March 14, 2023 All Day

👟 Run for The Gold
Main Street Pinckney – Main Street PInckney
Date: March 18, 2023 10:00am-11:45am


April Races

👟 Twinkie Run
Gallup Park – 3000 Fuller Rd Ann Arbor
Date: April 1, 2023 8:00am-11:00am

👟 Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run
Huron High School – 2727 Fuller Rd Ann Arbor
Date: April 2, 2023 8:00am-10:00am

👟 Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors
Michigan Stadium – 1201 S Main St Ann Arbor
Date: April 16, 2023 8:00am-10:00am

👟 The Rat Race
Huron High School – 2727 Fuller Rd Ann Arbor
Date: April 30, 2023 10:00am-12:00pm


May Races

👟 45th Annual Burns Park Run
Burns Park School – 1414 Wells Ann Arbor
Date: May 7, 2023 8:30am-10:30am

👟 Time to Teal 5K/Fun Run/Walk
Washington & Ashley – 125 W Washington St Ann Arbor
Date: May 14, 2023 8:00am

👟 Walk & Wag and Run
Rolling Hills County Park – 7660 Stony Creek Rd Ypsilanti
Date: May 20, 2023 8:00am-1:00pm

👟 Girls On The Run 5k
Trinity Health Ann Arbor – 5301 McAuley Drive Ypsilanti
Date: May 21, 2023 8:00am-12:30pm


Start Line at Girls on the Run Superhero Ann Arbor 5k - Start Line - Kids Race start

June Races

👟 Dexter-Ann Arbor Run Expo & Kids Race
Creekside Intermediate School – 2615 Baker Rd Dexter
Date: June 3, 2023 10:00am-4:00pm

👟 Dexter-Ann Arbor Run
Main Street & Kingsley – 100 E. Kingsley St Ann Arbor
Date: June 4, 2023 7:15am-11:00am

👟 Liberty Run
Heritage Park – 1150 S Canton Center Canton
Date: June 17, 2023 8:00am-11:00am

👟 Ele's Place Ann Arbor Healing Hearts Family 5K Walk/Run
Thomson Reuters Office Complex – 6300 Interfirst Drive Ann Arbor
Date: June 24, 2023 9:00am

June 2022 Races We are Watching for 2023

👟 Bridging 23 Unity Walk


July Races

👟 Firecracker 5K & Fun Run
Briarwood Mall – 100 Briarwood Circle Ann Arbor
Date: July 4, 2023 8:00am-11:00am

👟 Dart for Art
Ingalls Mall – 881 North University Ann Arbor
Date: July 16, 2023 9:30am-11:00am

July 2022 Races We are Watching for 2023

👟 Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk


August Races

👟 Saline Summerfest 5K
Downtown Saline – 10 North Ann Arbor St Saline
Date: August 12, 2023 8:00am-11:00pm

August 2022 Races We are Watching for 2023

👟 Rutherford Pool Kids Triathlon


September Races

👟 RunTough
Saline High School – 1300 Campus Parkway Saline
Date: September 16, 2023 9:00am-11:30am

👟 RunTough for ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation
Saline High School – 1300 Campus Parkway Saline
Date: September 16, 2023 9:00am-12:00pm


October Races

👟 Ann Arbor Marathon
Elbel Field – 336 Hill St Ann Arbor
Date: October 1, 2023 7:30am-2:15pm

👟 Run Scream Run
Wiard’s Orchard – 5565 Merrit Rd Ypsilanti
Date: October 7, 2023 8:30am-11:00am

👟 Michigan Monster Dash
Kensington Metropark – 4570 Huron River Parkway Milford
Date: October 28, 2023 9:00am-1:00pm

October 2022 Races

👟 Dicken Run
👟 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's
👟 Zombie Run


November Races

👟 A2 Turkey Trot
Hudson Mills Metropark – 8801 N. Territorial Rd Dexter
Date: November 12, 2023 7:45am-11:00am

👟 Ann Arbor Turkey Trot - Thanksgiving Day
Main Street Area – Main Street and Liberty Ann Arbor
Date: November 23, 2023 7:00am-10:00am

November 2022 Races We are Watching for 2023

👟 Donut Dash
👟 Huffin for the Stuffin


December Races

No Events

December 2022 Races We are Watching for 2023

👟 Saline Merry Mile
👟 Holiday Hustle

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