Clarkston News write-up on the Virtual Angels’ Place Race for May 16th. Click here


Information from the race committee on the Virtual Angels’ Place Race (emailed to participants 4/17/20):

We hope you and all of your loved ones are doing well, staying healthy and safe!

We want to thank everyone for your great support of Angels’ Place Race! This is our 13th Year. Over the last 12 years, we have had great sponsors, participants, support from the Village of Clarkston and Independence Township local governments, first responders, and especially great volunteers! We would also like to recognize our 2020 Angels’ Place Race Sponsors. Thank you so much to all!

We are writing you today to provide an update on our race. With each passing day, the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is persistently placing stress on our homes and communities. Everyone reacts differently to these stressful situations, and it is imperative that we stay strong and confident for our families, friends and teams.

Due to the current COVID-19 Health Emergency and for the safety of participants and volunteers, we are transitioning the Angels’ Place Race, May 16, 2020 Race to a 2020 Angels’ Place Virtual Race. We are partnering with our race timing company, EnMotive, to help us organize a virtual race. A virtual race is still a race, but in a different format. As opposed to all the participants needing to come to Clarkston on May 16th, they can now run anywhere and anytime they like while still remaining part of Angels’ Place Race.

The 2020 Angels’ Place Virtual Race includes:

Participants may still register for the 1-Mile Fun Walk, 5K Run or Walk or 10K Run by clicking here.

2020 Angels’ Place bib and shirts will be mailed to each registrant.

Participants receive a customized finisher’s certificate. The virtual participants can download/share their finisher’s certificate on their social media platforms.

Virtual Ranking & Leader boards! The participants are able to see how they rank against their fellow runners.

Questions, please contact Stephen Moran (EnMotive Timing), Rick Clark or Paul Maxwell, Angels’ Place Race

As you recall our mission is to support Angels’ Place which is a non-profit organization, providing people–centered services, including homes and professional support, for persons with developmental disabilities. Since 1992, Angels’ Place has offered a full array of services for people with developmental disabilities that nurture the spiritual, social, cultural, health, and citizenship needs for each person.

Thank you again for your support and stay safe,

2020 Angels’ Place Race Committee
Charlie Caine, Rick Clark, Anne Clifton, Patti Braunreuther, Patty Hopcian, Shannon Keen, Maggie and Paul Maxwell, Michelle Peterson, Steve Savoie, Andrea Yedlin.

MARCH 17, 2020 – STAY TUNED!

Our race team met (virtually) last night to discuss plans for this year’s race, in light of recent events / restrictions related to the coronavirus. While no decisions have been made yet, please know that we are keeping an eye on the situation and will make decisions based on the best interests, health, and safety of our participants above all else. 

We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate this uncharted territory.

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Angels’ Place Race partners with Deer Lake Athletic Club for free fitness & training program for registered participants

March 3, 2020, Clarkston, MICH. – Angels’ Place Race, a 5k/10k run in Clarkston, Mich., has once again partnered up with Deer Lake Athletic Club to increase the organization’s impact in the community by offering free strength training classes and guided running program to race participants.

To expand upon its couch-to-5k training program, Angels’ Place Race has teamed up with Clarkston’s Deer Lake Athletic Club to offer a free, 5-week strength and conditioning program. Held at Deer Lake Athletic Club, the 50-minute fitness classes will meet Wednesday evenings starting April 1. Participants do not need to be members of the athletic club.  All will be asked to check in at the front desk.  

“We’re excited to offer this free strength training program to Angels’ Place Race participants again this year,” said Marlene Powell, Fitness Director, Deer Lake Athletic Club. “We are bringing two great community organizations together to increase the overall health and wellness of Clarkston-area residents.”

In addition to the fitness classes, individuals will have the option to participate in a virtual running club using a couch-to-5k app with support from experienced Angels’ Place Race personnel.

This comprehensive training program, ideal for beginners as well as more veteran runners, is free to all registered participants of the 13th Annual Angels’ Place Race. The program is led by NASM-certified personal trainer, Patti Braunreuther.

Interested individuals should register for the May 16 race, (either online or by downloading the manual registration form), and bring a completed training program waiver to the first class on April 1. Registration and waiver forms can be found here: and will also be available at Deer Lake Athletic Club.

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Over the past twelve years, Angels’ Place Race has raised over $265,000 to support Angels’ Place, 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. 

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Jan. 29, 2020: Angels’ Place Race highlighted in the Clarkston News. To see full article CLICK HERE.

Photo from Clarkston News