Falls 5Ks in Michigan

Jake Newby

| 7 min read

A brisker, breezier climate is no reason to stop running if you love doing it. Just layer up and hit the streets! 
No matter which part of Michigan you hail from, you’re likely right around the corner from an outdoor 5Kin any given week, during any given season. Check out this list of Michigan 5Ks taking place between mid-October and the end of November (yes, Turkey Trots are included, too!) The list is broken down by region.
Click the city of the race you are interested in for details, registration and general information.

Mid/Northern Michigan

Saturday, Oct. 14
Grand Blanc City Fire 5K Run/Walk in Grand Blanc.
Lane Walker Foundation Race in Alma.
Clio Can Do Color Run in Cilo.
St. Mary School Williamston Pace the Priest in Williamston.
Abby’s Road in Bad Axe.
Apple Fest Fun Run in Charlevoix.
Flee and Edule 10K/5K in Grayling.
Saturday, Oct. 21
Pumpkin Slayer 5K in Bay City.
Saturday, Oct. 28
Clare Pumpkin Run in Clare.
Great Turtle Trail Run in Mackinac Island.
Peace Panther Prowl 5K in Saginaw.
Traverse City Zombie Run 5K in Traverse City.
Trick or Trot 5K Trail Run in Sanford.
Sunday, Oct. 29
Ghost'ly Gallop in Saint Johns.
Run Michigan Cheap (Saint Charles) in St. Charles
Saturday, Nov. 4
St Peter Turkey Trot 5K/10K in Hemlock.
Treetops Trifecta in Gaylord. (Saturday and Sunday)
Saturday Nov. 11
Toy Town Toy Trot 5K in Cadillac.
Veterans Honor Run in Burton.
Girls on the Run 5K & Reindeer Run in Saginaw.
Saturday Nov. 18
ICCS Turkey Trot in Imlay City.
Girls on the Run 5K & Reindeer Run in Saginaw.
Thursday, Nov. 23
Dork Brothers Turkey Trot in Alpena.
Gaylord Turkey Trot in Gaylord.
Gobbler Gallop Trail Run in Saginaw.
New Beginnings Turkey Trot 5K in Sheridan.
Sunrise Side Pantry's Turkey Trot in Rogers City.
Traverse City Turkey Trot in Traverse City.
TWW Turkey Trot in East Tawas.

Southwest/Southeast/South Central/Southern Michigan

Saturday, Oct. 14
Baby Steps 5K in Kalamazoo.
Detroit Free Press Marathon in Detroit. (Saturday and Sunday)
Fit 4 Fall 5K in Saint Joseph.
Gooseberry 5K and Gosling Run in Fennville.
Be Aware 5K in Macomb.
Henry Ford Race to Health in Jackson.
Hug, Love and Care 5K in Ann Arbor.
Hotcake Hustle 5K in Kalamazoo.
Kelly Carter and Thomas Leffler Memorial Scholarship 5K Run in Tecumseh.
Michigan Brewery Running Series in Ferndale.
Run Eddie Run 5K in Edwardsburg.
Run to the Center of the World in New Troy.
Sandhill Crane All Trail Half Marathon in Vandalia.
St. Patrick Pierogi Run - 5K Family Run in White Lake.
Timber Trails 5K in Grand Ledge.
Sunday, Oct. 15
Big Brothers Big Sisters Miles for Mentorship in Lansing.
Dundee Rotary Halloween 5K in Dundee.
Healthy Kids Running Series (Hartland)in Hartland.
Healthy Kids Running Series (Macomb) in Washington.
Justice for All 5K in East Lansing.
KDB Melanoma 5K in Milford.
Saturday, Oct. 21
Beer Run 5K in Owosso.
Blazing Maples 5K and Mile Trail Run in Adrian.
Dragons in the Woods in Holt.
Franken Frenzy Run in Lake Orion.
Hootenanny Endurance Run in Gregory.
Mandy Runs Michigan 5K in Marshall.
Purple Run Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor.
Race to Restore in Lansing.
Run Blue/Run Green 5K in Owosso.
Run For Giving 5K in Lansing.
Run To Set Them Free 5K/10K Run and Walk in Milford.
Thurston Woods Village Run/Walk for the Residents in Sturgis.
Sunday, Oct. 22
Fall Freedom 5K in Hillsdale.
Frightful 5K and 1K Kids Fun Run in Troy.
Heritage 13.1 & 50K Trail Run in Adrian.
Lakeshore Long Run in Colon.
Palmer Pump 5K in Colon.
Saturday, Oct. 28
Donot Stop in Charlotte.
Frightening 5K in Leslie.
Headless Horseman 5K in Howell.
Michigan Monster Dash in Milford.
Witch's Hat Fall Run in South Lyon.
Wolf Lake 5K in Brighton.
Sunday, Oct. 29
Candles and Calacas 5K in East Lansing.
Dansville Halloween 5K/3K & Kids Candy Run in Dansville.
Halloween Hustle in Harrison Township.
Michigan Brewery Running Series in South Lyon.
Viking Dash Trail Run in Gregory.
Westview Orchards Haunted Wine Run 5K in Washington.
Saturday, Nov. 4
Bonfyre Trail Fest in Chelsea.
Green Bucket 5K Run/Walk in Bloomfield Hills.
Lace Up For Learning 5K Run/Walk in Linden.
Michigan Brewery Running Series in Dexter.
Oxford Township Parks Turkey Trot in Oxford.
Run of the Dead in Detroit.
Sunday, Nov. 5
4Star4Mile Race in Detroit.
SOMA DO Monster Dash in East Lansing.
Sparty Tri in East Lansing.
Stony Creek Marathon in Utica.
Waldenwoods Turkey Trot in Howell.
Woldumar Trails Run in Lansing.
Saturday Nov. 11:
National Honor Society Turkey Trot in Coldwater.
Nite Lites Christmas 5K in Brooklyn.
Outrun Hunger 5K in Commerce.
Sunday, Nov. 12
Original A2 Turkey Trot in Dexter.
Roseville Big Bird Run in Roseville.
Saturday, Nov. 18
Blitzen the Dotte in Wyandotte.
Jingle Bell Run in Pontiac.
Silver Bells 5K Race in Lansing.
WMU Turkey Trot in Kalamazoo.
Sunday, Nov. 19
Girls on the Run 5K in Detroit.
Thursday, Nov. 23
Associated Charities Turkey Trot in Adrian.
Battle Creek Family YMCA Turkey Trot in Battle Creek.
Canton Turkey Trot in Canton.
Downtown DeWitt Turkey Trot in DeWitt.
Huffin for the Stuffin in Northville.
Lansing Turkey Trot in Lansing.
Mighty Gobbler 5K/1M in Troy.
Niles-Buchanan YMCA Thanksgiving Day Run in Niles.
Oxford Turkey Trot in Oxford.
South Lyon SANE Turkey Trot in South Lyon.
Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot in Detroit.
Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Ann Arbor.
Turkey Trail Trot in Shelby Township.
Turkey Trot in Adrian.
Turkey Trot Time Prediction 5K in Portage.
YMCA of Barry County Turkey Trot in Hastings.
Friday, Nov. 24
Black Toenail Friday Half Marathon in Commerce.
Owosso Glow 5K in Owosso.
Turkey Trail Trot in Shelby Township.
Sunday, Nov. 26
Grinch Run 5K in Laingsburg.

West Michigan

Saturday, Oct. 14
Harvest Hustle Fall Classic in Lowell.
Heart and Sole Run 5K in Fruitport.
Stout Stumble 5K in Pentwater.
Strong Foundations 5K in Byron Center.
Sunday, Oct. 15
Gooseberry 5K and Gosling Run in Fennville.
Grand Rapids Marathon in Grand Rapids.
Healthy Kids Running Series in Walker.
Run thru the Rapids in Grand Rapids.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Cal Crusher in Caledonia.
Camp Newaygo Trick or Trot 5K in Newaygo.
Michigan Spartan Event Weekend in Grand Rapids.
Paw Paw Legacy 5K Trail Run in Paw Paw.
Trail Point Harvest Rush 5K in Allendale.
Ultra Bird Trail Races in Holland.
Sunday, Oct. 22
Michigan Spartan Event Weekend in Grand Rapids.
Saturday, Oct. 28
Caledonia Halloween Hustle 5K in Caledonia.
Run for Your Life 5K in Holland.
Run For Your Lives 5K/10K in Ludington.
The Zombie Dash 5K in Grand Rapids.
Monday, Oct. 30
Mustang Stampede 5K in Grand Rapids.
Saturday, Nov. 4
Beat the Train 5K in Coopersville.
Hot Cider Hustle in Walker.
Saturday Nov. 11
Dirty Duel Trail Race in Grand Rapids.
Hoffmaster Turkey Trail 5K Run in Muskegon.
Litehouse Family YMCA Turkey Trot in Lowell.
Veteran's Day 5K in Shelby.
Saturday Nov. 18
Hart Thanksgiving Run in Hart.
Trails to Hope Turkey Trot in Belmont.
Thursday, Nov. 23
Grand Rapids Turkey Trot in Grand Rapids.
Jackson Turkey Trot in Jackson.
Kids' Food Basket Gobble Wobble in Grand Rapids.
Out Side In Turkey Trot in Grand Haven.
Tamarac Turkey Trot in Fremont.
Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K in Muskegon.
Wildcat Pride Turkey Trot in Lakeview.
Zeeland Turkey Trot 8K in Zeeland.
Friday, Nov. 24
Dashing Through Glenn Holiday Fun Run in Glenn.
Howell Fantasy 5K in Howell.
Twisted Trail Race in Grand Rapids.
Saturday, Nov. 25
Coopersville Cares Turkey Trot in Coopersville.

Upper Peninsula

Saturday, Oct. 14
Husky Autumn Mountain Run in Hancock.
LSSU GLSW Kinesiology Club 5K in Sault Ste. Marie.
Saturday, Oct. 28
Frightful 5K Zombie Run and Kids Miner Mile in Negaunee.
Saturday Nov. 18
Sault Strut 5K in Sault Sainte Marie.
Thursday, Nov. 23
Iron Mountain Kingsford Turkey Trot 5K in Iron Mountain.
Turkey Trot MMYMCA in Menominee.
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