2023 Annual Burns Park Run, Sponsored by Probility Physical Therapy

Sun May 7, 2023 Directions

5K Run

$25 8:30AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT
637 spots left. Price increases after March 27, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Walk

$25 8:30AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT
87 spots left. Price increases after March 27, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

10K Run

$30 8:40AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
162 spots left. Price increases after March 27, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

1/2 Mile Fun Run, Sponsored by Goldfish Swim School

$5 9:45AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
192 spots left. Registration ends May 7, 2023 at 9:45am EDT

Virtual 5K

$25 Registration ends May 7, 2023 at 12:00pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.burnsparkrun.org.


Winding through a beautiful Ann Arbor neighborhood near the University of Michigan campus, the tree-lined Burns Park Run loop course has been a favorite of beginner and world-class runners alike.

The Burns Park Run will be held on Sunday, May 7th 2023.  It is a long-standing and successful fundraiser, organized and run by volunteers, that supports Burns Park Elementary PTO programs.  We are excited to celebrate our 45th anniversary this year. 

Known for its family-friendly atmosphere, the Burns Park Run 5K and 10K races annually draw 1,000 to 1,500 runners aged 5 to 90 years, with over 200 elementary school kids running the 5K.  For the youngest of participants, there is a separate 1/2 mile Fun Run around the park.

Each year, a celebrity athlete provides running inspiration at the Burns Park Run. Past guests have included U of M Quarterback J.J McCarthy, Olympians Jeff Porter, Emily Samuelson, Sada Jacobson, Cheryl Haworth, Cara Heads, Sheila Taormina, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Frank Shorter, Francie Goodridge, Gary Morgan, and Jackie Hansen – as well as 2016 Olympic Trials Qualifier and UM athlete Erin Finn, Runner’s World writer John Bingham (“The Penguin”), elite Kenyan-American runner Boaz Cheboiywe, and marathon legend Doug Kurtis.

The Burns Park Run was started by the PTO as a fundraiser for 6th grade campers in 1979. This Burns Park Elementary fundraiser has grown and symbiotically supported the activities  offered by our PTO to its students and their families. Today’s race is headed by volunteer race directors and ~100 volunteers working throughout the year on planning, funding, marketing and staffing the Burns Park Run.

Read more about the storied and unique history of the Burns Park Run in the 2004 press article by marathon legend Doug Kurtis.

We are thrilled to have Probility Physical Therapy back again as the Title Sponsor of the Burns Park Run. They are dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives. Probility provides outstanding services in a welcoming and tranquil atmosphere across 21 clinics across Washtenaw, Wayne, Livingston and Lenawee counties.

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