Thousands Run Across Rochester in Fifth-Annual Brooksie Way

Did YOU Race in the Fifth-Annual Brooksie Way? If so, you may find yourself among the finishers in this photo gallery.

For three hours on Sunday morning, northern Rochester Hills transformed into a race course as 4,500 runners and walkers braved the trails and hills of the Brooksie Way.

It was the fifth year for Oakland County's scenic half marathon and 5K event. 

Shane Logan, 34, of Clarkston won the half-marathon event with a time of 1:13:15. Logan won the race last year, too. Ryan Beck, 20, of Royal Oak, was second with a time of 1:14:51. 

Leah Foley, 35, of Clarkston was the first-place half marathon female finisher with a time of 1:22:19. Brooksie fans likely remember Foley when she was Leah Scharl.

Tammy Nowik, 38, of Clarkston was second with a time of 1:25:20. 

Here is a complete look at the race results. 

This year, 1,856 participated in the 5K; 2,393 participated in the half marathon. More than 100 others participated in the 1-mile fun run. 

The race was founded by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and named for his late son, Brooks Stuart Patterson.

Patterson was unable to attend the race because he is recovering from injuries he received in an Aug. 10 car crash; he begins intense therapy on Monday to begin to walk again and said on Friday that he would be at home thinking nostalgic thoughts on Sunday morning. 

For complete coverage of the Brooksie Way, see our special section on Patch

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More coverage of the Brooksie Way:

  • Spectators Cheer for Brooksie Way Runners Along Race Route
  • Brooksie Way Winner: 'I'll Be a Little Sore Tomorrow'
  • Brooksie Way Race Results


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