Atwood Races

Kettering University’s Atwood Races are an important and growing community event. The race course continues the legacy of the Tuuri race course and includes the new Flint River Trail. Both 10K and 5K races start and finish at Flint’s historical Atwood Stadium.

Race Date is July 21


            

5K Map

Kettering's Atwood Races 5K Race map

10K Map

Atwood Races map for 10K run and walk

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Regular / Race Day Registration

Midnight Saturday, June 2 through Race Day, Saturday, July 21

  • 5K or 10K Walk  $30
  • 10K/5K Duo Medal-y Run or Walk (5K plus 10K) $45
  • Kids Dash $5

NOTE: Price includes the cost of a t-shirt ($10). However if you are competing in the race as a voucher racer, the price of the shirt is not included. You may purchase a t-shirt for $10.

Have A Voucher

If you plan on participating in the race through a voucher received as part of a Crim training program, please use the application below to register.

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Race Day Information

Packet Pickup 

Race packets will be available from 4-7 p.m., Friday, July 20 at Kettering University's Atwood Stadium. Packets will also be available at 6:30 a.m. on race day.

Parking Info

Complimentary parking is available at Kettering University's Atwood Stadium - 701 University Ave. Flint, MI 48503. | Parking Map

Driving Directions

To avoid road closures, come in from the North.

    1. Take I-475 to exit 8A toward Longway Blvd and turn West onto Robert T Longway Blvd (turns into 5th Ave.)
    2. In 0.8 miles, turn South (left) onto Grand Traverse St and go past Jimmy John's and Little Caesars
    3. In 0.3 miles turn West (right) onto W 1st Ave. for parking at Atwood Stadium

Road Closures

All roads along the races will be closed to non-emergency vehicle traffic from at 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. (when the races are completed).

Facilities

  • No showers or lockers are available
  • "Porta Johns" will be on site

Atwood Races History

Kettering University’s Atwood Stadium Races have a long history in Flint. 

Previously, the races were known as the Tuuri, named after Flint pediatrician Arthur L. Tuuri. The Tuuri races began in 1979 and served as a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network. In 2011, the Tuuri became the Atwood Stadium Races, which kept many of the beloved elements of the Tuuri course and the fact that runners could do the “duo” – run both the 5K and 10K.

Beginning in 2011, the Atwood Stadium Races were managed by Brian and Dorie Barkey and a team of volunteers. The races served as fundraisers for various local charities, including Carriage Town Ministries. The race course changed to include a unique finish -- right at the 50 yard line of historic Atwood Stadium.

In 2018, the races were taken over by Kettering University. Race logistics are now managed by the HAP Crim Festival of Races team, and another unique element was added to the course -- a lap around Kettering University’s Mobility Research Center, an autonomous vehicle lab and proving ground.

Proceeds from the race support Atwood Stadium.