Detroit Downtown Runners & Walkers

The Downtown Runners and Walkers are an informal group of runners and walkers that enjoy running/walking and the city of Detroit. Each Tuesday - rain or shine - 20 to 40 people ranging in abilities from seasoned marathoners to beginning walkers meet at a different metro Detroit site. After route instructions, people take off on a course of four to six miles. The start time is 5:45 PM except for those days marked with an *, where the start time is 6:15 PM. After the run or walk, everyone meets for food, drink and the most interesting conversations.

Click the buttons at the left to learn more about the group. Check out the calendar for meet up times & locations & to download our running route maps.

Upcoming Events

Tue, Feb 28
Tue, Mar 07
Sun, Mar 12

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Downtown Detroit Runners & Walkers

Social group of runners and walkers that meet each Tuesday to run/walk through downtown Detroit.
Alex Cooper

Alex CooperSunday, February 26th, 2017 at 12:13pm

No paczki at the top but these guys did it today! Wow!

Lusire Boyd

Lusire BoydSunday, February 26th, 2017 at 2:40am

Awesome PR THIS WEEKEND! Thanks to everyone that cheered me on victory!

Ken Davenport

Ken DavenportFriday, February 24th, 2017 at 1:31am

I recently spoke with the manager of Vivio’s to inquire why they no longer feel there is a need for our group to use the second level. The manager mentioned the following reasons in no particular order:

Members are tailgating in the parking lot after completing their run/walk
Members are just coming in and drinking water and conversing, while not purchasing food or beverages
Our group isn’t spending enough to justify having the wait staff and second floor open.
Members are not tipping the wait staff enough to warrant them working the evening

All of this isn’t to say that we aren’t welcomed at Vivio’s but we’ll be relegated to the first floor. I know that some of you have expressed some concerns about how we’ve been treated there and now is a good time to address those concerns. If a majority feel that it’s time to cut ties with Vivio's, please have a replacement. Should we change the location for March 7th?

Alex Cooper

Alex CooperSaturday, February 25th, 2017 at 2:30pm

Some people walk a mile for a Camel. Some run 3.1 miles for a paczki.

Tiffany Fisher

Tiffany FisherTuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 2:57pm

This running group was so amazing! I'm glad I found you all! Until next time!!✈