Prowling Cougar

Sat June 9, 2018 Directions
Brighton State Park - Bishop Lake Area

The Prowling Cougar is an intense road and trail race at beautiful Brighton Recreation Area. The race is to help support two great causes. First, we support a local charity selected by the cross country team and second to support the Men’s and Women's Cleary Cougar Cross Country teams.

Both courses start and finish overlooking beautiful Bishop Lake. The mile is a fun run/walk for kids and adults.It runs almost entirely along the side of the lake on a 10’ wide dirt path. The 5K will take you on a beautiful tour of the park running you through the rustic campgrounds on a 2 track, through the woods on the dirt park road and single track hiking trail.  It is a beautiful and challenging course with lots of things to see and plenty of hills to test you. 

Register by June 4th to be guaranteed a T-shirt!

Packet Pick Up and Race day Registration starts at 7:00 AM at the race site.


5K Records:

Men's: 16:47.6 (2015)
Women's: 21.45.7 (2015)
Master Men's: 19:43.5 (2015)
Master Women's: 28:23.8 (2016)


The race will be chip timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and on the web at

Refer friends and get a $10 refund

Get the word out to your friends about this great race! When you refer 3 or more participants you'll get a refund of up to $10.00! Details provided at checkout.

Donate and Receive a FREE Entry!

If you would like to support our local charity and cross country teams and get a free entry to the race donate $50. When you register for the race your entry will be free! Simply Sign Up and follow the steps to register and on the donation screen enter $50. ($28 discount applied during checkout. Free entry valid until May 9th, discounted entry with donation after that date) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k race entry fee.

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Printable Entry Form

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This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 2018 Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. The challenge encourages Michiganders to engage with events that promote physical activity, health and wellness. You will receive a FIT point for every endorsed event you participate in or volunteer for from January 1, 2018 until December 31st, 2018. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win a trip to the Grand Hotel at Mackinac! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.


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Brighton State Park - Bishop Lake Area

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