Join Fifth Third Bank and the Downtown Runners & Walkers at the Belle Isle Casino on beautiful Belle Isle Park in Detroit, as we celebrate the 46th Annual Belle Isle New Year's Eve Family Fun Run/Walk.

Endorsed by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports, and the Michigan Fitness Foundation through the Pure Michigan FITness Series, all participants in the Fun Run or 5k Run or Walk are eligible to enter the lottery for the annual Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run. (View the Bridge Run flyer here.)

Event Details

  • Children's Fun Run & Open Fun Run
    The Fun Run is a short, one mile route, which starts in front of the Belle Isle Casino, goes around the Scott Fountain, and returns to the Casino.  It is open to all ages; however, to keep the Fun Run "fun" for the children, we request that faster runners consider entering the 5km Run instead.
  • 5km Run & 5km Racewalk / Fitness Walk
    The 5km Run and 5km Walk are open to all ages and abilities.
    The course is certified by USA Track & Field.
    B-Tag Timing for the 5km course is provided by Everal Race Management
  • Awards
    All children 12 & under receive trophies at the finish line of their race.
    The Top 3 Men and Women finishers in the 5km Run will receive gift certificates for Hanson's Running Shop.
  • First 1000 registered participants receive commemorative awards.
    Long-sleeve shirt guaranteed for all pre-registered participants.
    Post-race food and beverages.
    Fun Patch for registered Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
    Event endorsed by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports