Race Across Michigan

The Race Across Michigan (RAM) is an annual event held by MRun to raise money for the Special Olympics. The runners start at 6 AM on the Detroit river, and they take turns running 184 miles across the state of Michigan.

The runners will run for a total of nearly 24 hours to finish in South Haven, on the coast of Lake Michigan. Leading up to the event, the participants engage with Special Olympics athletes and raise donations for Special Olympics Michigan to support this incredible organization. Last year, MRun was able to raise over $30,000 for the organization!

If you want to donate online, you can visit our Classy Page! And if you have any questions, you can contact the RAM coordinators via email below.

NAP Workdays

The Michigan Running Club volunteers with Nature Area Preservation and help clean up at local nature areas around Ann Arbor. NAP days are one of the ways that the Michigan Running Club gives back to the local community, especially since many of the trails we run on are part of the system NAP helps to maintain! So far in the 2023-2024 school year, six Mrunners helped clean up Fuller Park, one of our favorite parks to run through! Volunteers helped trim invasive species for three hours.

Sneakers4Good Shoe Drive

For the past few years, MRun has partnered with Sneakers4Good to collect gently worn, used, or new tennis/running shoes. Once collected, they are shipped to Sneakers4Good where they will be sorted and sent to small business owners in developing countries to help them support their families and community. In the fall of 2023, we were able to collect 121 total pairs of shoes to donate, which totaled to 140 pounds!

Humane Society of Huron Valley (Ann Arbor) Blanket Making

Making blankets for the Ann Arbor Humane Society is by far a favorite activity for MRunners. Blankets are a requested item on the humane society’s “wish list,” so we were able to make around 20 fleece tie blankets.

Ann Arbor Meals On Wheels Cards of Encouragement

In the 2023-2024 school year, MRunners helped write cards of encouragement for the Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels program. These cards are delivered directly with the meal deliveries.

Probility Ann Arbor Marathon Volunteering

MRun loves to partner with the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon each year! For the entirety of the race day, we helped set up the start and finish lines, before heading to our own aid station! At our aid station, we get to cheer on runners while providing them with beverages. We also have various course marshals guiding the runners on the course.