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About the Race:
- 2 free tickets to Arts, Beats & Eats, Oakland County’s favorite summer festival celebrating art, music, cuisine and humanity, during Labor Day Weekend. Now in its 16th year, Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Presented by FirstMerit Bank takes place in Downtown Royal Oak, offering more than 200 performances on ten stages, a Juried Fine Arts Show, and local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in metro Detroit.
- Tech shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by August 1st. Late and race-day registrants will receive tech shirts while supplies last.
- Awards for the champions: 5K and 10K Overall Male & Female Finisher, and Overall Male & Female Masters Finisher. Age Group Awards- 3 Deep in 5 Year Age Groups. You must return to the main staging area to pick up your medal/trophy after the race is completed.
- Coupons to local establishments.
- Free bagels, bananas, and water bottles at the end of the race.
To celebrate arts education, this first-of-its-kind event is sprinkled with unique arts experiences throughout the racecourse:
- Participants will be handed cups of paint, which are to be thrown at a large blank canvas along the course. This will result in the creation of several splatter-art murals, which will be auctioned off for charity!
- A local youth choir will open the ceremony at the Start Line, and several other youth musicians and dancers will perform for the runners and walkers in locations throughout the course.
- For family fun, local art students will set up a free henna tattoo booth (don’t worry – it’s not permanent!).
Art on the Racecourse
Royal Oak “Citizen of the Year” John F. Miller is bringing back his canvas and hoping you’ll be inspired to help him create a new piece of art for 2014. Look for John and his crew along the median on 4th Street for your opportunity to create – literally – art in motion! Last year’s artwork raised $500 at auction in support of the Boys and Girls Club.
Also be sure to keep an eye out for several local youth performers, who will be singing, dancing, and playing instruments along the racecourse!
2014 Course Map
Priority Health Arts In Motion will have both a 5k and 10k course. Both will start on Main Street (between 5th and 6th Street) on the campus of Arts, Beats & Eats, and will run down 4th Street into the surrounding neighborhoods.
Free Parking will be available at the 6th & Lafayette parking structure.
We’ll need help with distributing promotional materials, race registration, setting up the course, handing out water, clean-up, and more. All volunteers will also receive tickets to Arts, Beats & Eats. Please email Lauren Mehringer at email@example.com for details.
Donate to Michigan Youth Arts
Support arts education in Michigan by becoming a fundraiser! Visit crowdrise.com/michiganyoutharts to set up your personal page, network with friends, and run or walk with a mission!