April Fools Joke


April 19, 2014
(changed from March 29, 2014)


1Mile: 8:00 a.m.
5K Run/Walk: 8:30 a.m.
10K: 8:33 a.m.


Clarkston Community Church
6300 Clarkston Road
Clarkston, Michigan 48346


Courses are marked with paint and signs. We will do the best we can to help you though. Lead bikes will be there and critical corners will have Marshals. The 10k course will be marked in Orange and 5k course will be marked in Yellow. Walk starts right behind the run. 5k walkers take a different route than the runners. This will be all sidewalk and residential walking.

Entry Fees

Through 2/28/14: 10K-$25, 5K-$20, 1 Mile-$10
3/1/14 through 3/29/14: 10K-$30, 5K-$25, 1 Mile-$10
3/30/14 through Race Day: 10K-$35, 5K-$30, 1 Mile-$15

Entry fee includes long sleeved T-shirt (available in YM—2X), timed results, raffle gifts, post race Little Caesars pizza, and other goodies . Cannot guarantee shirt for day of registration. Last date to guarantee a shirt is 3/1/14 so register early.

Mail In Entries must be received by March 26, 2014.

Register Online >>Entry Form >>

Packet Pick-up

Friday April 18, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the church. Race day registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Your name and bib number will be on the wall in gym for you to find before getting in line. No refunds as this is a charity run, all proceeds help the homeless.


5K Run/10K Run/5K Walk:
Overall male and female, and top 2 finishers in each division. Age divisions for each event are 13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over.

1 Mile Run:
Top finisher for age divisions 1-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-99.

Award Ceremony:
Overall winners and raffle winners will be announced. If you are an age group winner, you may pick up your award at the award table located in the Youth Summit Room.


There is parking in the front and back of the church. Be mindful of workers directing traffic in the parking lots.


If you wish to be a sponsor and set up in the gym Friday and race day please see the sponsor sheet for details.


Donate your old running shoes for a raffle ticket (The shoes go to Atlanta GA and are given to the homeless population). Don’t have shoes then donate canned or non-perishable items for a raffle ticket (Canned goods are donated to the Oakland County Lighthouse). You must be present to win.

Raffle items donated by AC Tire, Blazin Bagels, Clarkston Hair Design, Clarkston Conservatory Music, Clarkston Newspaper, Clarkston Union, Fountains Golf, Greggs’ Gourmet, Winship Studio, The Birdfeeder, Southern Motors, Lavida Massage, Rudy's Market.


We want to thank all of our generous sponsors for supporting the April Fools' Run. If you would like information on becoming a sponsor, please contact us to discuss available opportunities, or download a sponsorship brochure.

Timing & Results

Timing and results will be provided by Newton Timing & Race Services. We will be using ChronoTrack Systems, featuring the disposable B-tag that remains attached to the race number bib.

The starts will use a "Gun Start" format, where your time begins at the start of the race. There will not be timing mats at the start to record individual times.

Results will be posted continuously during the event for review. Complete results will be posted promptly after the event on this website and at