Oakwood Red October Run

Oakwood Red October Run

Saturday October 4, 2014
Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Wayne MI   Map

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Early packet pick-up & late registration available Friday, October 3rd , 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Oakwood Hospital-Wayne main lobby.

Race day registration & packet pick-up open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 9:40 a.m. at main stage tent on hospital front lawn.


10K run starts at 9:50 a.m. Course Map » 5K run starts at 10:00 a.m.  Course Map »  |  5K walk starts at 10:01 a.m.  |  Kids Jr. October Mile starts at 9:00 a.m.

Please note, if you register for the 5K walk, you must walk every step of the way (due to a walking award structure). If you plan to mix running with walking, please register for the 5K run.

The Kids Jr. October Mile is for kids 12 and under. The event is free, but kids must be registered. A $5 youth shirt purchase is optional. The kids event is non-competitive; all kids win. Parents may accompany little ones. (Parents do not register themselves for the Kids Jr. Mile.)

Overall male & female event winners (10KR, 5KR, 5KW) will be announced at 11:00 a.m. at the main tent stage. Age group awards (10KR, 5KR) and place winner awards (5KW overall male/female places 2-13) will be posted and available for pick-up at awards tables immediately thereafter.

Winners in our (state licensed) prize raffle will be drawn and posted at the main stage tent immediately after the 5K walk start. (If you pre-registered for the event, we’ll drop your ticket for you. If you register race day, you must deposit your own ticket before you run or walk.) After you finish your race, don’t forget to check the raffle table to see if you’ve won a prize! Top 8 prizes will be assigned to first eight tickets drawn. Additional winners select from remaining prizes as they report to the raffle table.

Event capacity is 1500. Registration and fee schedule as follows:

10K run, 5K run, 5K walk $20 through June 30th

10K run, 5K run, 5K walk $25 through July 1st  – September 25th (mail in postmark deadline); September 28th (online deadline)

10K run, 5K run, 5K walk $30 at Friday, October 3rd packet pick-up and on race day, (Saturday October 4th)

Kids Jr. October Mile, (for kids 12 and under), is FREE, but registration is required. (Pre-registration is appreciated.) Optional youth shirt available for $5.

2014 Event Highlights

  • Run to the “bells of October” (courtesy of our awesome volunteers)!
  • Certified 10K & 5K run courses
  • Separate starts for 5K runners and walkers
  • Free kids Jr. October Mile (registration required, shirt purchase optional)
  • B-Tag timing
  • Choose short sleeve tech or long sleeve cotton shirt through 9/11. -Our choice after 9/11
  • Handsome custom medals for all 10K/5K run & walk finishers
  • Awards in running and walking events
  • Great post-race “Octoberfeast” refreshments include hot dogs, cider, doughnuts, fruit, bagels, snacks & more
  • Fabulous prize drawing – lots of great prizes.
  • Great kids art activity!
  • Health & wellness displays
  • Red October retro gear sale

Great Prize Drawing - Check back and watch the list grow!

  • Brooks running shoes (5 winners)
  • $100 Hansons Running Shop Gift Certificate
  • $75 Hansons Running Shop Gift Certificate
  • $50 Hansons Running Shop Gift Certificate
  • $25 Amazon.com Gift Card
  • $25 Kohl's Gift Card
  • "Run Detroit" cap
  • 4-pack Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village admissions
  • 3-pack Hansons Running Shop socks
  • Starbuck's gift set
  • Omron downloadable pedometer (2 winners)
  • Detroit Tigers gear - "His"
  • Detroit Tigers gear - "Hers"
  • $50 Home Depot gift card
  • Brooks Thermolite running gloves & training socks 2-pack
  • CLIF stainless carabiner mug & shirt
  • Brooks Adapt technical winter running glove/mitts & Adrenaline GTS socks
  • Pair of AMC/Star Theater passes
  • Brooks Run Happy technical shirt (2 winners)
  • Run Detroit shamrock pub pint & oval car magnet
  • Run Thru Hell race T shirt (2 winners)
  • His & Hers Run Detroit black ball cap & Brooks
  • Infiniti pink running beanie
  • Pair of Detroit Lions Tickets (vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 12/7/14)
  • Michigan State Lottery instant ticket mystery envelope 



Oakwood’s mission to provide excellence in care healing and health to the individuals and communities we serve includes a deep and far reaching commitment that extends beyond hospital walls. While holding a strong reputation for providing high-quality patient-focused care, Oakwood isn’t in the sickness business; we’re in the wellness business.

Our longstanding focus on wellness includes a 24-year strong demonstration of fitness and activity as part of a healthy lifestyle, the Oakwood Red October Run. Highlighted by a 10K run, 5K run, 5K walk and free one mile Junior October for kids, this event caters to participants from under 8 to over 80 years of age; from the first-time runner or walker to the very fast.

Red October Run incorporates healthy displays and activities as part of race day festivities and further encourages fitness through targeted opportunities for local youth.

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Thank you to our community partners for their generous support!




Behind every runner, there's a story. We'd love to hear yours! Send us an email at TalkToRedOctoberRun@oakwood.org

Questions? We're happy to help! Email us at TalkToRedOctoberRun@oakwood.org

2013 Race Results

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Additional runner photos available at sadlershots.com

Race Winners & Course Records

Men's 10K Run

2013 Course Record!
Colby Lowe
Southlake, TX

Women's 10K Run

2013 Course Record!
Stephanie Smith
Detroit, MI

Men's 5K Run

2013 Course Record!
Eric Loveland
Dundee, MI

Women's 5K Run

2012 Course Record!
Suzanne Larson
Fenton, MI

Men's 5K Walk

2013 Course Record!
Rick Huber
Montrose, MI

Women's 5K Walk

2012 Course Record!
Shelly Huber
Montrose, MI