Running, paddling and craft beer! The 6th Annual Sprint and Splash Festival of Races has everything you could want and more!

DSC_0649The 6th Annual Sprint and Splash Festival of Races will be held on Saturday, June 17 at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township. Sprint and Splash is a great way to kick off your summer; it includes a variety of competitive events, as well as music, food, Kuhnhenn craft beer and a multitude of vendors.

Sprint and Splash events:

  • 5K Run & Walk – $35
  • Duathlon: 5K run + 2-mile paddle – $45
  • 2-mile Stand Up Paddleboard Race – $35
  • 6-mile sanctioned Stand Up Paddleboard Race – $45

Sprint and Splash encourages people of all ages and athletic abilities to participate. Whether you’re a beginner runner or a 5K veteran, this event has something for you! All racers receive a complimentary breakfast and will have the option to purchase a variety of delicious craft beer from Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., an event sponsor with locations in Warren and Clinton Township. All participants also receive a swag bag, race shirt and finisher medal! Online registration closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13.

Runners2-f (1)Sprint and Splash is a fundraising event with the unique purpose of promoting and celebrating Lake St. Clair, which is truly the heart of the Great Lakes. Sponsorship or participation in this event supports organizations that are working to improve the regional economy by increasing tourism to Lake St. Clair and its coastal communities while also striving to protect and restore Lake St. Clair, the Clinton River and the surrounding natural areas.

If you would like to support these organizations as well as advertise your business, this event offers great promotional opportunities, as we are expecting over 1,000 participants and spectators. Consider being a part of the Beach Village which allows sponsors to have a presence at the event with a 10-foot by 10-foot booth space. You can sell merchandise or give away promotional items, as well as have your organization’s logo on the website and race T-shirts. Can’t be at the event? Sprint and Splash offers several levels of sponsorship. For more information, visit


Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals is the event’s presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include ITC Holdings, Brightside Dental, Wolverine Transfer & Recycle, Renewal by Anderson, Detroit Power Squadron, Belle Maer Harbor and Patient Empowered Dental. Event beneficiaries include the Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative and the Clinton River Watershed Council.

Please visit for more information or to register online.

Amanda Minaudo is a senior planner in the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development. She often contributes to the Make Macomb Your Home Blog, writing about the many fun and exciting things to see and do around Macomb County. 

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