Monday, February 4, 2013
Registration is now open for the Sept. 29 race.
For runners and walkers looking for something shorter than a half-marathon but longer than a 5K, the Brooksie Way has added a 10K course this year. And if you register for any of the Sept. 29 race events now, you'll save up to $30 in registration fees. In its sixth year, the Brooksie is one of the most popular annual events of the fall in Oakland County. It begins and ends at Meadow Brook Music Festival on the campus of Oakland University and winds through the wooded trails and hilly roads of Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township. The 10K course is awaiting certification, but it will overlap part of the course for the half-marathon, race organizers said. Before April 1, registration is $45 for the half-marathon; $30 for the 10K …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Seven Oakland County entities promoting healthy, active lifestyles received $8,000 in funds.
Families from all over Oakland County will come to Rochester's Fire & Ice Festival this weekend for ice skating, snow snoeing, and more — made possible in part by The Brooksie Way Minigrant program. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority, which operates the festival, is among seven Oakland County entities to receive over $8,000 in funds, county officials announced on Thursday in Waterford. Minigrant funds will be used to promote the lineup of activities, which also include tube sledding, broom ball, dog sled rides, and cross-country skiing. For more about the festival, visit our special section on Rochester Patch. Another Rochester-based organization involved in promoting a healthy, active lifestyle, the Michigan Senior Olympics, …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Plans are already under way for the sixth year of the Oakland County half-marathon.
The sixth annual Brooksie Way Half-Marathon and 5K will be Sept. 29, 2013, and the countdown has already begun. On the official race website, a clock is busy counting the hours, minutes and seconds until Oakland County's popular race begins. This will be the second year the race has been in September; previous races were scheduled in October. Will you be there? Here's a look at our coverage of the 2012 Brooksie Way.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Who won? Who ran? Who watched from the sidelines? Here's a look back at the Sunday morning race in Rochester and Rochester Hills.
We captured the start of the Brooksie Way Half Marathon on video; can you find yourself in the crowd?
It took more than five minutes on Sunday morning for the runners and walkers in the Brooksie Way Half Marathon to leave the start gate at Meadow Brook Music Festival. Here's a look at the start — from start to finish. More coverage of the Brooksie Way:
Were you watching and cheering along the Brooksie Way Half Marathon route? If so, you may find yourself 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. And along with the runners were hundreds of well wishers scattered along the 13.1-mile race route. Crowds included residents along the route, students, church groups, Rochester Lions Club members and other organizations. Some spectators held up signs, many cheered, and a few, including the Adams High School Marching Band, even serenaded runners with live music. 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 …
Clarkston resident Shane Logan, 34, won the Brooksie Way Half Marathon Sunday for the second year in a row.
Oops, he did it again. Shane Logan, 34, of Clarkston won the Brooksie Way Half Marathon for the second year in a row with a time of 1:13:15. The seasoned runner grabbed the lead before even rounding the first corner onto Walton Boulevard, and he never let it go. Finishing more than a full minute before any other runner, he still didn't beat his winning time of 1:11:59 from last year, though he seemed satisfied with his performance. "I'll be a little sore tomorrow," he joked. "I ran too much this summer, kind of got my butt kicked this whole summer, but it's alright. Good way to end it now."
As the Brooksie Way finishes, the roads re-open, traffic clears and the racers relax.
From Adams and Walton to Brewster and Tienken, all roads in Rochester Hills and Rochester have re-opened as the fifth-annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5K comes to a close. For scenes from the race, check out Thousands Run Across Rochester in Fifth-Annual Brooksie Way." To find out how your friends did, check out "Brooksie Way Race Results."
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 from her marriage proposal finish last year, 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…
Here are the top finishers in the 2012 race.
Here are the top 100 finishers in both the half marathon and 5K races for the fifth-annual Brooksie Way in Rochester. For complete results, visit the Brooksie Way page on active.com. The Brooksie Way Half Marathon Results The Brooksie Way 5K results Source: Active.com More coverage of the Brooksie Way: