The city of Detroit will hold its first 3k/5k walk and fun run July 23rd. Watch the video player for JoAnne Purtan's interview on 7 Action News at Noon.
The event is called the 'STAY Fit for Health 3k/5k Walk/Run and Fun run. It's set for Saturday July 23rd at Rouge Park near Brennan Pool. That's at 21415 Plymouth Road on Detroit's West Side.
The city is encouraging you to dress as Super Hero and bring your pet.
Register for the event at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Detroit/STAYSeniorsTeensAdultsYouthFitForHealth3KWalk5KWalkRun .
Group discounts are available for five or more participants who register at the same time. The group discount is $10 off each registration.
For more information, call (313) 224-1100.
The fun includes:
3K Walk - Event is for all ages, with a registration fee of $30.
5K Walk and Run - Events are for ages 13 and older, with a registration fee of $40.
Youth Fun Run - Event is for ages 7-12, with a registration fee of $15.
"The Detroit Parks & Recreation Department encourages active lifestyles through the utilization of parks in the community," said David A. Miller, acting director of the Parks & Recreation Department. "Events such as STAY Fit for Health are a way of showcasing the potential use of our beautiful green spaces in the city of Detroit."
Check in begins Saturday at 7:30 a.m. with warm-up at 8:45 a.m. The Fun Run and 5K run are at 9 a.m.
The 5K walk begins at 9:15 a.m., and the 3K walk is at 9:45 a.m.
Proceeds will benefit Parks & Recreation programs, such as fitness and athletic activities, archery, boxing, arts and crafts, social activities, teen leadership development, and youth employment empowerment.