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Michigan > Flushing Township Half Marathon & 5K
Flushing, MI

   

Date

Saturday, March 26, 2011


 
Event Details

Arrive prepared with the right clothes and gear if you're planning on running in this small Michigan town's annual Flushing Township Half Marathon & 5K, as the 2007 running of the race saw a combination of unseasonably cold temperatures (in the mid 20s Fahrenheit), some snow and windy conditions along the course, which slowed down the times of the roughly 280 runners who finished the two races combined last year.

In fact, the winner of the race -- a runner from nearby Ann Arbor who won the race with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes & 41 seconds -- finished with the slowest winning time in the event's fifteen years of history as a race. Assuming more amendable weather conditions, however, the race usually offers a pleasant run through the rolling hills and flat farmland surrounding the town, following a course that takes runners along three loops of about three miles for the first loop, and five miles each for the second two loops.

The course is run mostly along rural roads and highways around Flushing, so runners should be aware that the course remains open to traffic during the race -- a factor that some runners find less than desirable, to be sure. The event begins at 9:30 AM for both races, and both runners and walkers are welcome to participate in the 5K (the half-marathon is open to runners only).


Race Weather & Climate

Located about 60 miles northwest of Detroit and set along the banks of lower Michigan's stretch of the meandering Flint River, the township of Flushing typically sees early spring weather that's hardly springlike at all, and is usually still quite cold this time of year. In March, average monthly temperatures range between 43°F and 24°F, while precipitation amounts average around 2.22 inches for the month.


Fees

$20 with race t-shirt
$10 without race t-shirt


Registration

To reserve your spot in the spring 2011 running of Michigan's Flushing Township Half Marathon or 5K, register online at Active.com.


Website

www.gaultracemanagement.com



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