“Bridging the Gap Bringing Communities Together” was a vision in May, 2015 in hopes to encourage neighboring suburban joggers/walkers to run in 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.
This year 2018 we are excited to team with “HOPE Against Trafficking”, a residential recovery program for adult female survivors of human trafficking. This run/walk will not only provide runners and walkers the opportunity to network and meet surrounding neighbors and businesses in the community. The long term goal is to continue to have an annual run/walk event and reach out to non-profit organizations such as "HOPE Against Trafficking" - hopeagainsttrafficking.org to help expand our vision to bridge gaps and promote health and wellness on most socio-economic levels.
2018 Short Sleeve T-Shirt
Bridging the Gap Bringing Communities Together is Long Overdue.....
Great idea and long awakening of our amazing city.
Excited that the race is downtown.
Dr. T. Lynn Young
Race Director for "Bridging the Gap Bringing Communities Together".
She often states that Chicago raise her but Detroit “Made” her...
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.