ANGELS’ PLACE RACE CELEBRATES 15 YEARS; RETURN TO IN-PERSON RACE
CLARKSTON, MICH., May 6, 2022 – This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Angels’ Place Race, a 5k / 10k / 1-mile race held in the heart of Clarkston, Mich. Since its inception, the race has raised more than $292,300 for Angels’ Place, which provides homes and services to adults with developmental disabilities. The race will once again be held in-person on Saturday, May 14, with a virtual option to accommodate all participants.
“We couldn’t be more excited to hold an in-person race in Clarkston again this year,” said Paul Maxwell, race founder and director. “As we celebrate 15 years supporting Angels’ Place, we reflect on the incredible support this community has shown over the years and look forward to many more successful races to come.”
The Angels’ Place Race features a course that takes runners and walkers down Clarkston’s picturesque main street and through the nearby park and surrounding neighborhood. Race participants receive a t-shirt (guaranteed if already pre-registered; a limited number will be available to late and day-of registrants), post-race snacks, and the opportunity to win door prizes from local restaurants and businesses.
Participants opting to register for the virtual race may complete the race wherever and whenever they’d like, while still supporting Angels’ Place. Runners / walkers can register for the 10k, 5k, or 1-mile family fun walk until May 14, and will receive a race t-shirt as part of the registration fee.
Online registration is open until 6 a.m. on race day, May 14, at https://angelsplacerace.org/registration/. In-person registration and packet pick-up is available at St. Daniel’s Church (7010 Valley Park Drive, Clarkston) Friday, May 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 (race day), beginning at 7:30 a.m. Participants are strongly encouraged to pick up their bib and t-shirt on Friday to alleviate race-day stress and minimize traffic.
The 10k race begins at 9:30 a.m., the 5k at 9:45 a.m., and the 1-mile family fun walk begins at 10:00 a.m. Participants are encouraged to arrive by 8:30am on race day.
Angels’ Place is a Southfield, Mich.-based non-profit organization that provides homes and services for adults with developmental disabilities. Currently, twenty-one residential homes located in Oakland and Macomb counties offer residents a safe, family environment focused on dignity, acceptance, personal well-being and growth. Learn more at www.angelsplace.com.