Run 4 the Rouge set for Saturday Sept. 28
Event to feature run, walk
On Saturday September 28, Friends of the Rouge and Canton Township are teaming up to host the Fourth annual Run/Walk along the Rouge River. This year's run route was lengthened to four miles and renamed "Run 4 the Rouge," and will also include a two mile walk.
Race day festivities kick off with registration, which is slated to begin at 8:00 a.m. at Connection Church, located at 3855 South Sheldon Road in Canton. The run is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and will follow a scenic trail along the lower branch of the Rouge River, showcasing the unique natural features of the river. Participants should be prepared for a little mud and uneven surfaces, as well as plenty of scenic views.
The run is timed and prizes will be awarded in age categories. This fun and family-friendly event is open to all walkers, runners, and nature enthusiasts. Proceeds will benefit the public education programs coordinated by Friends of the Rouge, a local non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and stewardship of the Rouge River since 1986.
Entry fees are: $25 for pre-registration and $30 for race day registration. Pre-register by September 13, 2013 and receive a commemorative T-Shirt. Register online at www.therouge.org using active.com (additional processing fee required) or download and mail entry form to: Friends of the Rouge, 4901 Evergreen Rd - KM, Dearborn, MI 48128.
For more information on the "Run 4 the Rouge" or to register online, visit www.therouge.org.