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The Bull Run for ALS of Michigan

Sun September 22 - Sun September 29, 2024 Milford, MI 48380 US Directions

The Bull Run 5K


Emerson Park, Midland, MI

$35 09/22 9:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration ends September 20, 2024 at 11:59am EDT
Classic! Milford, Michigan

Kensington Metro Park Milford, MI

$37 09/29 8:30AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT North Martindale Beach 2240 W. Buno Rd, Milford, MI. 48380
FREE for Kids 10 and under!

The Calf Mile

$0 09/29 8:00AM EDT - 8:30AM EDT Registration ends September 28, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 1 - 10.
New!! Virtual 5K, Anywhere, USA

The InvisaBULL 5K

$40 Anywhere, USA (Virtual 5k Run/Walk)

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Kensington Metro Park, North Martindale Beach
4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI US 48380


This is the Sixth annual Bull Run for ALS of Michigan.  The Bull Run 5K will be timed and the Calf Mile is FREE for kids 10yrs and under.  All proceeds go to ALS of Michigan to help our pALS (people with ALS) here in Michigan. 

ALS of Michigan is a voluntary not-for-profit organization, solely dedicated to the fight against ALS. Our mission is dedicated to helping our pALS (people with ALS), their families and caregivers live life as fully as possible. We serve pALS and their families throughout the state of Michigan through a variety of programs. Thanks to our generous supporters, our programs are all offered at no cost ever.

Some of our services include Information, Referrals and Resource Guides, Workshops & Seminars, Equipment Loans, Augmentative & Alternative Communication Center, Home Visits, Peer Counseling, Support Groups, and Respite Care Services (in certain areas).

There is a lot of symbolism in The Bull Run.  First the name, my dad, Kenneth C. VanBlaricum passed from ALS in Feb. 2010 and early in his life he worked in excavating, his nickname was “Bull” hence The Bull Run.  Second, The finishers medal is a dog tag honoring the time he served in the National Guard out of the Howell Armory and was called into active duty during the 1967 riots in Detroit.  The start line will cross first base which is the position played by Lou Gehrig, as you finish you cross home plate scoring a home run for our pALS(people with ALS) here in Michigan.

This run is a dream of mine to honor my father and to support those still fighting this disease for which there is currently no cure. Thank you for being a part of The Bull Run.

The Bull Run will be held at two locations this year: 

Emerson Park, Midland, MI. on September 22, 2024 (Please visit our Facebook page for more information: and for the sixth year Kensington Metro Park in Milford, MI. on September 29, 2024

Performance Tee, timing and finishers medal are included with registration through September 1st. Performance Tees are not available after that date. 

Packet Pick-Up for Kensington: Friday 9/27/24    3p-7p @ Running Lab Brighton~409 W. Main St., Brighton, MI 48116


Kensington Metro Park, North Martindale Beach, 5K Run
RACE DAY: 7:00a Packet Pick-Up | 8:30 a.m. Run

Calf (1/2) Mile Fun Run for Kids 10 and under
7:30 Check in | 8 a.m. Run
No fee to participate!

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