2021 Purple Polka Dot Race

Register for 2021 Purple Polka Dot Race

The 6th Annual Purple Polka Dot Race will take place on August 15, 2021 at Stony Creek Metropark - Eastwood Beach in Shelby Twp, MI. The proceeds of this event go to support the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation helping families in Michigan and all over the world find medical treatment and community support for those who have vascular birthmarks.

Our event this year will take place in person as well as virtually!

Runners and walkers will have the opportunity to sign up for either 5K Run/Walk, a 10K-ish run or a Family Fun Run! We will be following all local and state guidelines regarding COVID-19 so stay tuned to our website and/or social media for important updates throughout the year leading up to the event.

Timeline for August 15, 2021

Packet Pick Up In Person 5K/10K-ish Walk/Run: Starting at 7:15 am
5K/10K-ish Open Start: Starting from 8 am - 8:10 am*
*athletes can come to the start line between 8 am and 8:10 am to start their event. We are still trying to limit all larger crowds at this time

Packet Pick Up In Person 5K/10K-ish Handcycle: 8:15 am
5K/10K-ish Handcycle Start: 8:30 am

Packet Pick Up Family Fun Run: Starting at 9:30 am
Family Fun Run Start: Heats will start at 10:05 am**
**Family Fun Run will be able to select their heat closer to the event *Keep an eye out for emails**

All athletes in the 5K/10K distances will receive a tech shirt and a swag bag with lots of fun and useful goodies! Extra shirts will be available for purchase during the registration process.

Athletes from all distances are invited to team up with friends and family for the TEAM DIVISION. Teams can have unlimited runners/walkers and be mixed gender. The team with the MOST MEMBERS will have an extra $500 donated to the VBF in their team name. Runners in the team division are eligible for individual awards. Team name must be spelled the same way during the checkout process.

Event shirts and swag bags are only guaranteed to be available prior to race day to those registered by June 30th. Shirts and swag bags will be provided as soon as possible to those who register after June 30th, but will arrive after the race date.

We cannot thank you all enough for your support and are so excited to see you at the race (in person or virtually!)