Grand Prix 5000

We are really excited to be adding this race to not only the Trivium Mega Medal Series, but also to the Michigan State Park Centennial Series!  This race is a very unique opportunity for all of our runners.  Not only is this the only State Park inside a major city at Belle Isle, but the race also takes places on a closed course utilizing parts of the Detroit Grand Prix race track!  Athletes will start and finish near pit road, and along the checkered start finish line!

Athletes competing in this race will get custom sublimated race singlets, custom commemorative Centennial race series medallions, and also a custom finishers medal that is part of the Trivium Southeast Michigan Mega Medal Series!!

 

When and Where

Sunday May 26th, 2019

Belle Isle State Park
2 Inselruhe Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207

This is an awesome, flat and fast PR course!  Come on out and run on the Detroit Grand Prix race course.  Not only is this course a great chance to PR, it is also completely closed to traffic!

🗺 Course Map PDF

Schedule of Events

Packet Pick Up

Early Packet Pick up – Save time and stress on race day by picking up early!

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    441 W. Canfield
    Detroit, MI 48201
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    Friday May 24th 2019 4pm-7pm
    Saturday May 25th 2019 1pm-5:30pm

Day-Of Packet Pick Up

  • Turn 6 of Grand Prix track entrance. 2 Inselruhe Ave, Belle Isle, Detroit
    Sunday May 26th 6:30am-7:40am.
    **Packet Pick Up closes at 7:40, no exceptions. We need to ensure participants have enough time to make their way to the starting line and clear the course before the start**

Packet Pick Up

Early Packet Pick up – Save time and stress on race day by picking up early!

  • RUNdetroit
    441 W. Canfield
    Detroit, MI 48201
    RUNdetroit Parking Map
    Friday May 24th 2019 4pm-7pm
    Saturday May 25th 2019 1pm-5:30pm

Day-Of Packet Pick Up

  • Turn 6 of Grand Prix track entrance. 2 Inselruhe Ave, Belle Isle, Detroit
    Sunday May 26th 6:30am-7:40am.
    **Packet Pick Up closes at 7:40, no exceptions. We need to ensure participants have enough time to make their way to the starting line and clear the course before the start**

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

  • 7:40 am Packet Pick Up closes
  • 7:45 Last shuttle to start line leaves
  • 8:00 am Kid’s Race Start
  • 8:10 am 5K Race Start
  • 8:45 Awards
  • 9:20 Course Closes *average 23 minutes per mile

Entry Fees

Fees
First 50 participants $35
Through May 1st $40
Through Race Day $45
*Sign up for our economy package and race on the cheap.  $30 through May 1st and $35 through Race Day will get you the same great course, awards and race day food.  Athletes who sign up for economy will not receive a finishers medal or singlet.

Can’t make it to the race, but still want to collect your medal for the Trivium Southeast Michigan Mega Medal? Race virtually for $25! We’ll send you a race shirt and medal after the race. Register here.

What You Get With Your Registration

  • Custom Finishers Medal. The 2019 medal will be a part of the Trivium Mega Medal Series in 2019!  All six medals will magentically connect together to make one giant medal!  Check out the images below!
  • A second custom finishers medallion to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the State Parks.  This race is part of the Michigan State Park Centennial Race Series in 2019 and 2020!  That means you get two medals for this awesome race!
  • Fully custom fully sublimated racer singlet shirt!  We will be unveiling these awesome shirts in late February so keep your eyes peeled!
  • Kids Race participants will receive a Checkered Flag Cape and a kid’s-sized pair of Grand Prix 5000 sunglasses
  • Post race food & drink
  • Chronotrack Chip Timing and Race Joy athlete tracking
  • Staffed Gear Check
  • Discount code for Detroit Grand Prix Tickets

Timing / Awards

  • Top the three overall men & women will receive unique Grand Prix 5000 themed awards in the 5K as well as cash prizes
    • $100 1st
    • $75 2nd
    •  $50 3rd
  • The top 3 men and women within their age groups will also receive awards: Age Groups – U12, 12-15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34, 35-39,40 -44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,60 – 64 65-69, 70+

Parking

Parking will be along The Strand adjacent to Turn 6. Once parked, participants will enter the course at Turn 6 on the south side of the island, overlooking Windsor. It is approximately a 3/4 mile walk from the entrance at Turn 6 to the Start line. You’re welcome to use the walk as a warm up or hop on one of our shuttles. The last shuttle will leave the parking area at 7:45am.

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In 2014 Belle Isle became a State Park and a Recreation Passport is required for entry onto the island. The Michigan DNR website has information on obtaining a Recreation Passport.

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