The Y’s Annual Plymouth Father’s Day Run – Sunday June 17, 2018

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.

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 Start Times

  • 8:00 AM: 1/4 Mile Kids Run
  • 8:15 AM: 1 Mile Fun Run
  • 8:30 AM: 5K Run & 5K Walk
  • 9:00 AM: 10K Run
  • 8:15 AM: Gazelle Sports Triple

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!

Register online to get started.

A Pure Michigan Fitness Series Race

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 (

Presenting Sponsor


Triple Sponsor

Gazelle Sports

Race Sponsors

  • Community Financial
  • Citizens Bank

Sponsorship opportunities are available

Sponsorship is a great way to show your support and reach thousands of new people. Click here to download our sponsorship packet or contact us online for more details.

Q: Will there be pictures?
A: Yes! New this year there will be professional pictures matched to your bib number that will be available immediately on race day with the option to share on your social media. As a service to you, there will be no charge to participants for pictures.

Q: Can I pick up a friend’s packet?
A: You may pick up packets for friends/family. No additional documentation is needed. You must know what race they registered for and be able to verify the spelling of their name and age.

Q: How long do I have to finish the race?
A: You have as long as you would like, however we ask that you should be able to finish the 5K in an hour or less due to the triple runners using some of the same course. It is recommended that Triple participants are able to run the 1 Mile in 15 minutes and the 5K in 30 minutes in order to start the next race on time; however, this is not a requirement.

Q: Are there pace groups?
A: No. Faster runners should start towards the front of the group with runners with strollers and walking participants towards the back.

Q: Is the course stroller friendly?
A: The course is stroller friendly. However, we do ask that you start behind the runners and the walkers as a courtesy.

Q: Is the course pet friendly?
A: As fond as we are of our furry friends we will not allow them on the course for the comfort and safety of other runners.

Q: I was injured after registering for the race. Can I get a refund or defer until next year?
A: No, there will be no refunds or deferments. We incur fixed costs to each runner based on registration numbers. As a result, we are not able to allow refunds.

Q: Can I switch race distances?
A: Yes. Changes can be made up until Saturday, June 16th at 6:00 PM. No changes will be made after the deadline. No refunds will be made if you switch from a race with a higher fee to a race with a lower fee. If you switch from a race with a lower fee to a race with a higher fee, you will be charged the difference in price and the online convenience fee.

Q: Can I transfer my registration to a friend?
A: No, transfers to other people are not available.

Q: Is there an age requirement to participate in any of the races?
A: There is no age requirement. However, all minors must submit a registration signed by their parent and a parent/guardian must be present on race day.

Q: What is included with my entry fee?
A: Your race entry fee includes a race shirt, finisher prizes, aid station services, award eligibility, post race refreshments,final race results, pictures, and social media and/or sms options.

Q: Can I wear headphones on the course?
A: We discourage the use of headphones, but it is permitted.

Q: Will the event go on rain or shine?
A: The YMCA will make all efforts to run the event as scheduled. Because safety is our top priority, the run will be delayed and/or cancelled in the event of severe rain and/or hail, lightening, wind gusts, tornado warning/watch, thunderstorm warning or dense fog. The race director and the City of Plymouth law enforcement officials 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.

Q: How many water stations are there on the course?
A: There is one water station on the 5K course, two on the 10K course and water is available at the start/finish line.

Q: Are there bathrooms available on the course?
A: Yes. There is a Porta-Potty on the course located at the first water station and is available to the 5K and 10K participants as well as several Porta-Potties at the Start/Finish Line behind the gathering.

Q: Can I register on race day?
A: Yes, race day registration is available. Cash and checks will not be accepted as forms of payment at late registration and on race day – credit only.