Make a date to discover tomorrow’s energy solutions, one step at a time, at the Run the Future 5K Run/Walk benefiting Detroit area Veterans on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Join your family and friends downtown as they run, walk and step their way to Make the Future Detroit, a free festival of bright energy ideas featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas located in Cobo Center. Start time for the 5K is set for 7AM. 100% of your registration fees will go to Wins for Warriors Foundation, founded by Detroit Tigers Pitcher Justin Verlander.

About Wins for Warriors

In August 2013, Detroit Tigers All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander announced a commitment of $1 million to launch Wins for Warriors. Wins for Warriors united with other philanthropic leaders in April 2014 when the organization participated in the launch of the White House's Joining Forces Initiative Impact Pledge.

“I launched Wins for Warriors with a mission to empower those returning from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan who stand ready to continue to serve on behalf of all of us. By supporting their well-being and overall behavioral health, we can impact not just their lives but the lives of their family and work to build a healthier community for all.” -Justin Verlander

All participants will receive a race t-shirt and finisher medal!

Click here to register for the 5k!

Click here to learn more about Make the Future Detroit featuring Shell Eco-marathon!

Parking Information:

Parking is FREE at Cobo Center! Just mention Shell Eco-marathon when you park on the roof. Please check back here for more information before race day!

Packet Pick-up:

We will have day of packet pick-up (& registration!) starting at 6AM the day of the race (April 29th!).

Prize Information:

5K Run/Walk Awards

Overall Male & Female Winners

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place in Adult 10-year age divisions

There will be drawings after the event for all participants’ with prizes ranging from Detroit Tiger’s tickets to Shell gas cards to Fitbits, and more!

Costume Contest

We want to see your spirit! Whether it’s for your wonderful City of Detroit or the veterans and country that you are 5k-ing to support, the more spirit the better! We will have guest judges for the contest and winners will take home great prizes!

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Event Details

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Schools program

Make the Future Detroit takes place at Cobo Center from Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30.