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Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5k

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Runners came out for the The Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5k on Sunday, September 30, 2012.  Fox 2's Roop Raj stopped by the event.

Click on the video player to see his report.

About the Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5k
The Brooksie Way Half Marathon is one of Oakland County's premier q​uality of life events. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson began the Brooksie Way races to promote Oakland County and encourage people to become more physically active.

Support from HealthPlus of Michigan, the presenting sponsor for the Brooksie Way Half Marathon, helps make the event and its related activities possible.   Race proceeds support programs that encourage healthy and active lifestyle and are distributed through Brooksie Way MiniGrants. In little more than a year, Brooksie Way Minigrants have put more than $50,000 back into Oakland County communities, touching thousands of lives along the way.

The Brooksie Way is a 501(c)(3) non-profit formed in 2011. Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent provided by State and Federal law. Each year, race weekend kicks-off with the Brooksie Way Fitness Expo held on the campus of Oakland University. The expo takes a holistic approach with the slogan Body Mind Soul to reflect the vast array of vendors from different areas of health, fitness and wellness. Runners can find information and products from vendors from sports and nutrition retailers, athletic apparel, medical professionals and various training programs, along with information about cross-training sports such as yoga, cycling, roller blading, life coaching, weight control, traveling, and stress relief.  Runners and walkers alike are invited to participate in all the races; and a specially-designed training program available to help get you in shape whether you're a first-timer or race veteran.

The first annual race was held in October 2008 and was named in honor of the late Brooks Stuart Patterson, Mr. Patterson's son.

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