Bridging the Gap Bringing Communities Together 10K, 5K and 1 mile Walk

About Us

“Bridging the Gap Bringing Communities Together” was a vision in May, 2015 in hopes to encourage neighboring suburban  joggers to run in Detroit. Once the event was registered on October, 2016 the planning and research began. Most research showed how so many neighboring communities in Detroit needed to be interconnected with each other and Downtown Detroit. “Bridging the Gap Bringing Communities Together” is the first run at Detroit River Walk Downtown Detroit to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing Detroit surrounding communities together. In addition, the 10K , 5K, 1mile run/walk will also enhance social relationships, services and opportunities in the surrounding neighborhoods through networking and interconnection. Detroit is growing at an accelerated rate and our communities need to be a part of the shared opportunity and inclusive growth. This run/walk will provide runners and walkers the opportunity to network and meet surrounding neighbors and businesses in the community.  The long term goal is to have an annual run/walk event to continue to expand the vision not only in the Downtown area but throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area.  I would like to see everyone from the suburbs, other Cities in Michigan, all zip codes from Detroit to join us on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at the Detroit Riverfront Walk 6:00am - 11:00am. If you are interested in becoming a VOLUNTEER or SPONSOR for the run/walk or have any further questions please contact Dr. T. Lynn Young at 248-871-7484 or email at

Dr. T. Lynn Young is the Race Director for “Bridging the Gap Bringing Communities Together”. She often states that Chicago raise her but Detroit “Made” her...


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1340 E. Atwater St. Detroit, MI 48207

August 5th Saturday

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Starting from Mt Elliot Park, the 10K, 5K, 1 mile walk begins by heading east along Detroit River Walk, traversing along the entire Riverfront walk extending from the Ambassador Bridge.  The International Riverfront encompasses a cruise ship passenger terminal and dock, a marina, a multitude of parks, restaurants, retail shops, skyscrapers, and high rise residential areas along with Cobo Convention/Exhibition Center and Joe Louis Arena. The Marriott at the Renaissance Center and the Robert's Riverwalk Hotel are also situated along the International Riverfront. The course continues along the river providing runners with a view of Canada toward the finish line


Bridging the Gap Bringing    Communities Together is Long Overdue.....

Great idea and long     awakening of our amazing city.

Excited that the race is     downtown.