The Race

Please join us for the City of Burton Memorial Day 5K Run & Walk. The goal is to promote running and a healthy lifestyle in the City of Burton, and to raise funds for the Pack the Truck program. The Pack the Truck program provides school supplies to disadvantaged children.

Date & Time

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Atherton High School. The run will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9:03 a.m.


The race will be held in the City of Burton at Atherton High School. The address is 3354 South Genesee Road, Burton, Michigan 48519.


The course will be closed to vehicle traffic other than local residents that require access to their property. New for 2017, the course will be USATF Certified (pending), so you are assured of an accurate course distance. There will be one aid station on the course and mile markers at the first and second mile. A course map is available at MapMyRun.


There will be restrooms available at the school. Lockers and showers will not be available, so please come dressed to run.

Rocket Pop

Refreshments for Participants

Water, sweets, ice cream bars, and fruit will be available for participants. Plus, fresh from the Flint Farmers Market, B Dogs Hot Dog Cart will be handing out several different types of FREE Coney Hot Dogs.

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. Additionally you can get results by SMS, Facebook and Twitter by registering for Athlete Updates.

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.

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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