The Plymouth Father's Day Run is a great event for the entire family and the elite runner. We bring the community together for a day of family fun and fitness, offering a great experience for runners of all ages.

Race proceeds benefit the YMCA's Annual Campaign, which drives our non-profit mission for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

The Y’s 36th Annual Plymouth Father’s Day Run
Sunday June 21, 2015

Registration Opens March 1, 2015

As a leading voice on health and well-being, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and promotes community connections through fitness and fun.

Race Registration

How to Register
  • Registration opens March 1st. Click the “Register to Race” button to get started online.
  • Register by mail – send forms to 248 S Union, Plymouth MI 48170 or FAX to 734-453-4191
  • Registered participants by 6/01/15 guaranteed quarter zip tech shirts!
  • New for 2015: register as a Father/Son or Father/Daughter 5K team. Combined times, 1st place awards.
  • Register for the Tie One on For Dad Raffle, and wear a tie to race to be eligible to win special prizes.


Packet Pick-up and Late Registration

Race packet will contain the race bib number with B Tag attached. B Tags include QR codes so runners get instant scan results. You must pick up your packet on site. No Race Changes, Refunds or Bib transfers/changes on Race Day.

  • Packet Pick-Up: Saturday June 20th, 3-5 PM at The Gathering (next to Penn Theater)
  • Late Registration: Saturday June 20th, 10 AM–2 PM at the Y office (248 S Union)
  • Race Day Pickup: 6:30–8:30 AM at The Gathering (next to Penn Theater)


Races, Start Times and Locations

Kids ¼ mile Fun Runs

(TROT ages 3-4 years & JOG for ages 5-7)

1 Mile Run/Walk

8:00 am at the Ann Arbor Trail and Union Street

5K Run/Walk

8:15 am at the Ann Arbor Trail and Main Street

10K Run

8:45 am at the Ann Arbor Trail and Hamilton Street

The MDG Triple

10.3 mile (1K, 5K and 10K), start times allow combination of three races!

Weather Policy

The Plymouth YMCA Fathers Day Run will be delayed and or cancelled if any of the following weather conditions exist:

  • Severe Rain and/or Hail
  • Wind Gusts
  • Thunderstorm Warning
  • Lightning
  • Tornado Warning/Watch
  • Dense Fog

The Race Director and the City of Plymouth law enforcement offi cials have the exclusive authority to cancel any/all of the events due to threatening weather conditions. As a result of this action, NO REFUNDS can or will transpire.


The start of the race or any event can/will be delayed up to one hour of Official Start due to threatening weather conditions.


Pursuant of the above action, the race and/or each individual event affected may be cancelled at the end of the delay period.


Participants will be notified as soon as a decision is made available. Informationwill be posted at the Race Finish Line Tent, and on the Plymouth YMCA hotline, 734-453-2904.

NO REFUNDS due to weather related cancellations.

Race Awards

  • Cash Awards- $1000 MDG Triple
  • MDG Triple Finisher Medals
  • Custom Overall Male/Female Awards
  • 1st/2nd/3rd Age Division Medals
  • Tie One on for Dad Raffles: Race with a TIE to be entered to Win one of two Detroit Tigers Ticket Packages!


Want to Get Involved?

Besides running in a race or making a donation to the campaign, you can support the campaign by acting as a race-day volunteer. We need volunteers to help with all aspects of race management: handling registration, race-day setup, directing runners and other key race-day tasks. The Father’s Day Run is a fun day that benefits the community. So please, get involved!

Contact us online to get started, or download the volunteer form and deliver it to the Y to get started.

The Course and Timing Setup

The flat and fast course through the streets of Downtown Plymouth is USATF certified. Race packet will contain the race bib number with B Tag attached. B Tags include QR codes
so runners get instant scan results. You must pick up your packet on site.

Timing managed by Gault Race Management. Results posted at gaultracemanagement.com & runmichigan.com. B-tag must be clearly visible/unaltered on front torso.

The Father’s Day Run is a partner with the Pure Michigan Fitness Series and is endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports (www.michiganfitness.org).