The Brooksie Way Half Marathon is Back

The 14th Annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon begins Sunday, September 26, at 8:00 a.m. The race is an opportunity for up to 3,000 runners to experience the streets and trails of Rochester and Rochester Hills, while closing many roads to vehicle traffic. The first runners will arrive in Downtown Rochester at approximately at 8:30 a.m. and will be leaving by 11:00 a.m.

Brooksie is Back

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Meadowbrook Music Ampitheatre grounds on the campus of Oakland University
Races:  Half marathon, 10k and 5k races – walk or run.

Road Closure Information

Race Marshalls and Police Officers will make every effort to move traffic across the race route when it is safe to do so. There are expected to be longer delays when the bulk of the runners are in Downtown Rochester. 

These are areas that can expect longer delays:

  • Second Street (Letica) between Main and Parkdale will be temporarily blocked while the runners and walkers head on Second Street to Elizabeth beginning at approximately 8:45 am.
  • Main & University
  • Ludlow & Woodward (at the Paint Creek Trail)

See how Brooksie road closures will affect local areas. Rolling Open roads will reopen quickly after the last runner passes by. Please feel free to obtain additional race information on the web at

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  1. John W Sanderson says

    I see NO reason to use public streets for this event. There is the entire campus of Oakland and even the Stellantis CTC area and some public trails, with minimal use of public rights of way. It is NOT the best use of public roads!

  2. Every year the residence of the north west corner of Rochester Hills are completely inconvenienced by this event. You can’t get out of your driveway, you can’t go on your road. You are stuck. Take your somewhere else we don’t need it anymore

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