Stony Creek "Back To The Beach" Half Marathon - 10k - 5k

Our Charities


The Back to the Beach Half Marathon, 10k & 5K races will wind through the beautiful trails of Stony Creek Metro park.

This year's race will mainly benefit the Detroit Chapter of Medals4Mettle. If possible other local charities will be helped as well!

Medals4Mettle is a non-profit organization founded in Indianapolis, IN in 2005. Its mission is to facilitate the gifting of marathon, half marathon and triathlon finishers medals from athletes to people who have demonstrated similar mettle, or courage. The recipients can be any age and might have exhibited such mettle by dealing with disease, handicaps or any similar challenge. Once medals are received the ribbon is replaced with our colorful charity ribbon then our volunteers award these medals to those who might not be able to run a marathon, but are in a race of their own from a bedside to continue to live their life...

Join us on Sunday May 21, 2017 at Stony Creek Metro park, Shelby Township MI to take part in these great races for a great cause!


Additional Charities

Great Lakes Burn Camp is a special place for kids ages 6-17 to meet, heal, grow and support other burn survivors. Kids share their stories and bond with other kids in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Unconditional love and acceptance is only part of what each camper receives at Great Lakes Burn Camp.
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of sports for people with intellectual disabilities. Athletes are given the opportunity to develop physical fitness and athletic skills, demonstrate courage and share friendships. The money donated will help provide training and pay for athletes to attend competition.
Special Dreams Farm is a 31 acre working farm exclusively for developmentally disabled adults, (farmers). A farm where adults with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, visually impaired, or other cognitive disabilities can perform meaningful work, contribute, gain self worth and confidence, while allowing social interaction.
Team Michigan Transplant Games


Trail Improvement Projects.  By running the race each year you help to fund projects to help make running, biking and walking more fun throughout the area.  In the past we have funded projects at Stony Creek Metro Park, The Paint Creek Trail, The new Riverbends Trails, Funds to help the Macomb Orchard Trail, The Clinton River Watershed and the Clinton River Park Trails.  These projects included Mile Marker,  a Drinking Fountain and Bike Fix-it station, park benches, trail bridges, and financial contributions.

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