The City of Burton Memorial Day 5k Run & 5K Walk is the third event in the Burton Race Series.

Date & Time


Monday, May 31, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. at Atherton High School. The run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 8:33 a.m.


Atherton High School, 3354 S Genesee Road, Burton, Michigan.


The 5K course is USATF Certified so you are assured of an accurate distance. The course will be closed to vehicle traffic other than local residents that require access to their property. There will be one aid station on the course and mile markers at the first and second mile. A course map is available at USATF, with an interactive map available here.


Portable restrooms will be available. The school will be closed to participants due to COVID-19 protocols.

Refreshments for Participants

Water bottles and snack bags will be provided at the end of the race.

Timing & Results

Timing and results will be provided by Newton Timing & Race Services. We will be using ChronoTrack Systems, featuring the disposable bib-tag and ChronoTrack Live Results. Results will be posted immediately at the event on kiosks.

We will have a "chip start", which will provide actual starting times for each participant. This allows us to calculate net time, which is your calculated time from the start to the finish. In the past all participants received the same start time.

Severe Weather Policy

The safety of our athletes, spectators and volunteers is our primary concern. In the event of inclement weather, every attempt will be made to preserve the safety of everyone involved, and complete the race as scheduled.

In the event of rain the event will not be cancelled due to rain alone. Race officials reserve the right to delay or shorten the race based on heavy rain. In the event of severe weather (eg: lightning, tornado, high winds) the event may be delayed as race officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a reasonable delay, or if conditions persist, race officials reserve the right to shorten or cancel the race. Participants should seek safe shelter should severe weather develop during the race.

Please check our website, Facebook Page and your e-mail before the race for any changes or cancellations. If you are already at the event, listen to the announcer about any weather changes that may occur. Entry fees will not be refunded in the event the race is cancelled. Entry fees will not be credited to future events.

Burton Race Series

The City of Burton Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk is event number three in the four event Burton Race Series. There is no need to register for the series, just complete three of the four events and receive a custom Burton Race Series medal. Medals will be available for pick-up at the Veterans Honor Run or Bentley Florist. The four events in the series are:

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