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

Date & Time


Monday, May 28, 2019 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. New this year, there will be a kids fun run at 8:10 a.m. on the football field. (This course is subject to change due to weather conditions.)


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 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.


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

Refreshments for Participants

Water, sweets, ice cream bars, and fruit will be available for participants.

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.

New Kids Fun Run

The new Kids Fun Run is a quarter mile run down the football field and back. Lined with American Flags and cheered on by family and friends, the kids will be greeted with a balloon arch and congratulated with a bag of goodies including popcorn and a free ice cream coupon from McDonalds! The participants will receive a special edition Burton Memorial Day bib to color and customize with their name. There is also a "Motivation Station" to create posters for the family and friends running/walking in the 5k. Registration fee is only $5.

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 email 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 Mile

The Burton Mile is a competitive one mile run being held on May 27, 2019 in the City of Burton, Michigan. The event will be run prior to the City of Burton Memorial Day Parade. Participation is open to those capable of running one mile in 15 minutes or less. Men capable of running a 6:00 minute mile or less, and women capable of running a 7:00 minute mile or less are eligible to compete for $1200 in prize money! To learn more about the Burton Mile, please visit our website at

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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