Run 4 the Rouge set for Saturday Sept. 28

Event to feature run, walk


CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – 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.