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Welcome to the 2016 Southfield Summer Soulstice!

Check out our recent interview on TV20 about this year’s Southfield Summer Soulstice!

For the third year in a row we are pleased to welcome summer in the City of Southfield with the running, walking and fun activities all part of the Southfield Summer Soulstice. This event is for all ages and abilities, from the first time runner to the experienced runner that wants a new PR on the flat secured course.

We’re pleased to coordinate the event with Lawrence Tech University (LTU), the City Business Development Office, Southfield City Centre Advisory Board, Planning & Public Safety Departments and The Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce. We are excited about the uniqueness of our event that everyone loves: an evening sunset run which means you get to sleep in to participate in a weekend running event.

Before the 5K run/walk, we will once again offer Yoga stretching. This year we introduce the new Kids’ Fun Run, a 1/3 mile dash around the brand new front lawn loop. If you haven’t seen the completely renovated Southfield Municipal Campus, this is the perfect opportunity to see it, use it and enjoy it.

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Event Schedule

6:00pm Yoga
7:00pm Kids’ Fun Run
7:30pm 5K Run/Walk
7:45pm 1 Mile Family Sunset Stroll
8:00 – 11pm Michigan Beer Growler Company Craft Beer Tent
8:00 – 11pm Music Stage
8:00 – 11pm Kids’ Activities
8:00 – 11pm Detroit BBQ Company, Olga’s Kitchen and Piece of Cake Café Organic Pastries

This year we are pleased to announce the following changes:

  • The start/finish line in front of the Southfield Municipal Campus on the completely rebuilt Evergreen Road.
  • Focus all efforts on course marshals and well marked 5K run/walk
  • New Kids’ Fun Run – A 1/3 mile dash around the new front lawn loop
  • BBQ instead of Food Trucks
  • Sport towel giveaway
  • Special Kids’ Fun Run giveaway

...and back by popular demand:

  • Pre-run Yoga stretching
  • USATF certified 5K run course
  • Proceeds shared amongst local charities
  • Donate old shoes to Soles 4 Souls
  • Age group awards including gift certificates and prices from local restaurants & merchants in the Metro Detroit Area
  • Unique medals & T-Shirts
  • Awesome finish line snacks & rehydrating fluids
  • Music stage to listen to and dance the night away
  • Michigan craft beer tent to sample and enjoy in the warm evening
  • Kids’ activities including bounce houses, soccer, baseball, volleyball, frisbee, arts & crafts and more!
  • Glowsticks at sunset
  • All fun lasts until 11:00pm

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Top 10 Reasons to Sign-Up for the 2016 Southfield Summer Soulstice Run
10)  Sleep in (race/walks start at 7:30pm)
9)    New figure 8 USATF Certified 5K route
8)    Giveaways still available up through event day while supplies last!!
7)    Beer Tent, Music Stage, Kids’ Activities, Yoga, Glow Sticks, Dancing and BBQ until 11:00pm
6)    Giveaways- awesome commemorative custom ribbon and engraved medal, tech-shirt and sport backpack
5)    Benefit Charities – Southfield Goodfellows, Make A Wish Michigan,
Southfield Firefighters Charities (Great Lakes Burn Camp), Friends of Southfield Police Dept. (families of injured or fallen officers), Soles 4 Souls
4)    Top Overall Finishers & Age Category Awards
3)    Opportunity to donate ALL and ANY old shoes to Soles 4 Souls (collection boxes onsite)
2)    1 Mile Sunset Stroll for all Ages & Abilities
1)    Celebrate the longest Saturday night of the year with friends, family and the great local running community!