2023 Purple Polka Dot Race

Register for 2023 Purple Polka Dot Race

The 7th Annual Purple Polka Dot Race will take place on August 14, 2022 at Stony Creek Metropark - Eastwood Beach in Shelby Twp, MI. The proceeds of this event go to support the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF) helping families in Michigan and all over the world find medical treatment and community support for those who have vascular birthmarks.

Runners and walkers will have the opportunity to sign up for either a 5K Run/Walk, a Quarter Marathon Run or a Family Fun Run! 
**We will continue to follow 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 14, 2022

Packet Pick-Up In Person 5K/Quarter Marathon: Starting at 7:15 am
Athlete Timeline

QM Start @ 7:55 am open start (until 8:00) - will allow hand cycle athletes go first

5K Start @ 8:05 am open start (until 8:10) - 5K CANNOT start before 8:05 am

Awards @ 9:30 am(ish)

Kids Stretch/Book reading (9:50 am)
Family Fun Run Start 10:00 am

Kids Stretch/Book reading (10:20 am)
Family Fun Run Start 10:30 am

Pull Raffle @ 10:30 am during 2nd heat of Fun Run
-Heat 1:  10:00 am start
-Heat 2:  10:30 am start 

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.

Shirts and swag bags MAY be provided to those who register after June 30th, but will not be guaranteed.

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

~Wishing you polka dot thoughts