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Strides for Adam 5K

Sun March 24 - Mon April 1 Riverview, MI 48193 US Directions
Finishers medals!



14300 Library Dr
Riverview, MI US 48193


Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.

On Dec 26, 2018 this unfortunate statistic affected Adam Holten, his family, extended family, friends and the community. We lost a very good person to suicide. Adam affected many people’s lives with his presence, his smile, his laughter, his handshakes and his ability to reach out and lift other people up.

Since his passing we have created a non profit organization: Strides for Adam. This is our 5th year hosting a 5K race to continue his legacy of service to others and keep his memory alive.

Join us In-person in 2024 for the 5th annual Strides for Adam 5k run, walk and 1 mile reflection walk. We are also offering a virtual event for those that are unable to participate in-person.


Early registration is $30 for those over age 18, through March 10th, price goes up to $35 through March 23rd. $40 on Race Day (online registration only - no paper registrations)

Early registration is $25 for those ages 18 and under, through March 10th, price goes up to $30 through March 23rd. $35 on Race Day (online registration only - no paper registrations)

Groups of 3 or more who register at the same time get $5 off of each registration
Finisher medals and available sized t-shirts to the first 500 people. This years medal is in the shape of a honeycomb, with the race colors of black and yellow. The reason for the race colors, the honeycomb, the 16 bees running with the picture of Adam in the sunlight… it all has significance. Adam was 16 when he left us and he was fascinated by bees. We like the symbol of bees because they symbolize a community working together. This race, this event is not just any race, it is done to honor someone that served others. With your support and the support of sponsors and volunteers, we support high school graduates moving on to start their education towards a career in service to others. 

Overall Awards (Male and Female) for the 5k Run

Overall Winner Trophy
Overall 2nd Trophy
Overall 3rd Trophy

Age group awards for the 5k Run: 1st place Winner of each age group earns a custom made medal from Gabriel Richard Catholic High School, 2nd and 3rd place receive a plaque. Age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

5k Walk awards for male and female walkers for 1,2 and 3rd place overall

Award ceremony will be held at 10:00 am, following the race

*Please note the 1 mile walk event does not have awards. Virtual participants are not eligible for awards. 

Results will be live during the event and posted on the Run Signup page.

Early packet pick up: Thursday 3/21, Friday 3/22, and Saturday 3/23 at Total Runner (15265 Dix Toledo Rd., Southgate, MI 48195) during normal business hours. 

Race Day Packet pickup: starting at 7:30 am at the race location, Riverview Community Center, 14300 Library Dr, Riverview, MI 48193

Virtual Strides For Adam: If you can't make the race and still want to participate sign up for the virtual race and we will mail out a shirt and medal to you! We will send out packets to you the week of March 25th. Run your virtual race any time from March 17th to 24th. Cost is the same as the in-person event and includes shipping. There are no awards for the virtual event, however you can enter your results after your complete your run/walk. Results can be entered HERE.

The race is professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation.

Medal and t-shirt to the first 500 registered participants

Medal and t-shirt to the first 500 registered participants - Register early to be guaranteed a medal and shirt. 



Run for FREE!

Donate $100 and you'll receive a FREE entry! Discounted entry fees for donations of $75 - $25!

Free entry is valid until 3/10 then it's a $30 discount off the entry fee with a $100 donation. 

Steps to receive your free/discounted entry:

1. Choose Sign Up and follow the steps to register for the race

2. You will be routed to the Donation page during registration, choose the donation level

3. Your discounted/free entry will be reflected in the cart during checkout.

* Please note if you go to the donation page first and enter the donation the discount will not be applied for a free entry. You must register by choosing Sign Up first. 

Thank you for your support!


We cordially invite you to participate as a sponsor of the Strides for Adam 5k Run/Walk. This event will raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, provide scholarships for local students and will help benefit local student athletes in their quest to be physically and mentally healthy.

Please contact Mark Holten at for sponsorship opportunities.

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