When summer hits in Southeast Michigan everyone begins to look forward to fireworks, great food, hot music, and seeing old friends at the Dearborn Homecoming festival. Now in its 37th year, they are adding a new tradition – enter the Dearborn Homecoming Festival 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Come on out and run or walk on Sunday morning to celebrate our beautiful city!
During registration, participants will be prompted to sign up as a member of a specific decade. This is whichever decade you most associate with the Dearborn area. If you are not from Dearborn, you can sign up as whichever decade you graduated high school. We will crown a winning decade based on points scored during the race.
Scoring: Each participant will receive 5 points for their decade just for finishing! The top 3 males and females will earn 500, 300, 200 respectively for their decade. Within each 5 year age group, the top ten people of each gender will score points as well – 200, 175, 160, 150, 140, 100, 90, 80, 70, 50 respectively.
When and Where
Sunday August 7th, 2016
500 Brady Street
Dearborn , MI 48124
Parking may always be a headache at homecoming, but 5K runners will get first crack at Sunday morning parking right at Ford Field and will not be charged. (This alone might make it worth coming early and running with us!) Parking will be at the baseball fields at the corner of Brady and Monroe Street.
Schedule of Events
Race Day – Sunday, Aug 7th
- Packet Pickup: 6:30 am 7:40 am
- Kids Fun Run Start: 7:45 am
- 5k Pre-race meeting: 7:50 am
- 5k Start: 8:00 am
- Awards: 9:10 am
|Type||First 50 registrants!||Through June 30th||Through July 31st||Through race day|
|1 mile fun run||——–||$15||$15||$20|
What You Get With Your Registration
- A custom Inaugural Dearborn Homecoming 5K Shirt (must register by August 1st to guarantee a shirt. When you get to shirt selection on registration it will tell you if any sizes are sold out.)
- A custom Dearborn Homecoming bib number
- Live results
- Post race food and drinks
- A custom Inaugural Dearborn Homecoming 5K finishers glass (5K only)
- Regular Awards: Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers. Awards will also be given to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups in the 5K: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
- Decade Awards: Each participant will receive 5 points for their decade just for finishing! The top 3 males and females will earn 500, 300, 200 respectively for their decade. Within each 5 year age group, the top ten people of each gender will score points as well – 200, 175, 160, 150, 140, 100, 90, 80, 70, 50 respectively.
- The Dearborn Homecoming Festival – featuring three days of free musical performances, two nights of spectacular fireworks, live entertainers, inflatable rides, and family friendly games; a carnival; and a variety of ethnic and American food options. Homecoming also is the premier fundraising event for many Dearborn non-profit organizations.
- Dearborn’s Art In Public Places – funding a variety of outdoor sculptures on display across Dearborn and student art and writing workshops in partnership.
- Youth In Arts Dearborn Festival with the Dearborn Public Schools – featuring a student art exhibit, instrumental and vocal music and dance performances.
- Pockets of Perception (POP) – public art project in which local high school students work with instructors to design and install a permanent public art project.
Dearborn Community Fund is a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports arts, cultural and recreational programs that enhance quality of life and contribute to the vibrancy of the city of Dearborn, Michigan by supporting arts, recreational and cultural projects and activities across the city. In partnership with the City of Dearborn and other community organizations, the Fund takes a leadership role in presenting programs and opportunities such as:
The DCF is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Donations to the Fund are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. http://www.dearborncommunityfund.org
This gorgeous course will take you out and back starting at the Dearborn Homecoming Festival and out along the Rouge River Greenway.
The 1 Mile fun run is a perfect course for young and young at heart!
Rules & Guidelines
In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.
Refund Policy: No refunds for any reason will be issued for this event within 30 days of the event start date. Earlier than 30 days before the event, a request may be made for a 50% refund (this will be 50% of entry fee, excluding any processing fees). Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to this refund policy. To request a refund, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.
Transfer policy: Entries can be transferred to another individual for a $5 transfer fee. T-shirt size will not be changeable. Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. To request a transfer, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.