PH1LL Foundation 5K - VIRTUAL

Sun May 3, 2020 Detroit, MI 48243 US Directions
PH1LL Foundation 5k - Going VIRTUAL

Update to all PH1LL Foundation Race Participants:

With the uncertainty of when we will be able to hold our event we have decided to proceed the best way we can, and we have decided to continue with the Annual PH1LL Foundation 5k as a VIRTUAL RUN/WALK.  How does a virtual event work?  Anytime between now and May 3rd, or whenever it works for your schedule, instead of meeting at the Detroit Riverwalk and running together, we encourage everyone to run or walk 3.1 miles on their own either outside or on a treadmill.  This virtual run or walk will still allow everyone to contribute to a worthy cause, all while providing motivation to be active. We are not requiring you to submit your times to us. We will not issue awards this year.  

Registration is still open, race price is only $25 and includes a t-shirt. Once the Stay at Home order is lifted we will provide further details as to how and when you can get your t-shirt. You will be notified via email with this information at a future date. 

If you are not interested in running virtually, you can transfer your registration into a donation to the PH1LL Foundation.  The PH1LL Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2015 with a mission to provide programs, resources, and scholarship opportunities to single mothers seeking to pursue a college education. The purpose of PH1LL is to help single mothers recognize their potential to attain excellence while being faced with challenges of being a single mother. Last year our 5k raised over $11,000! The annual 5k run/walk is big fundraiser for our foundation. Please visit our Facebook page @ThePH1LLfoundation and/or www. to see how your donations are supporting our mission.

We are well aware of the life-changing implications for many people due to Covid-19.  If your registration/donation will create a financial hardship for your family, please feel free to contact us at

Thank you for your understanding of this difficult situation, and we wish everyone good health in the upcoming months.  We will undoubtedly be back in 2021!


Deodge Hill

Race Director and Founder PH1LL Foundation

Here Are Your Options:

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own! We will not be collecting times. You will receive your t-shirt at a future date. Pickup location and times TBD, you will be notified via email once we have this information.

Thank you! Your registration fee/donation will go towards supporting the mission of the PH1LL Foundation.

We understand. We are well aware of the life-changing implications for many people due to Covid-19. If your registration/donation will create a financial hardship for your family, please feel free to request a refund.

1340 Atwater
Detroit, MI US 48243

Location: Detroit Riverfront, behind The Renaissance Center, located at 1340 Atwater, Detroit, MI

T- Shirts: Guaranteed if registered by March 27th. T-shirts available as supplies last after that date.

Packet Pick Up: Thursday April 2nd from 2 to 6 pm at Run Detroit 441 W. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201

Registration and Packet Pick Up Race Day: Starts at 7:30 AM.   Race starts at 9 AM.  Award ceremony starts at 10 AM

Course: USATF Certified scenic 5k along the Riverwalk and through the Dequindre cut.

Parking: Available at 1340 Atwater at the race registration location.

Awards: Overall award to Male and Female winner and top 3 male and female in each age group.

Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up

Purpose: All proceeds go to the PH1LL Foundation in giving financial support, scholarships, and resources for single mothers.

All participants will receive bottled water and complimentary healthy snacks. Awards for top 3 in each age group, a t-shirt, and a souvenir bracelet.

The race will be chipped timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and on the web at

We are honoring and remembering a hero, Detroit Police Officer Patrick Hill

Patrick Hill was a Detroit Police officer who was injured in the line of duty on April 2, 2013 and passed away on 10-19-2013 after succumbing to his injuries. Through my grief and dealing with losing my husband physically, I felt obligated to give back to the community that raised him, he protected, and ultimately he gave his life for.

On this day we will be also honoring Wayne State University Police Officer, Collin Rose.

Officer Rose dedicated his K-9 Wolverine in honor of Patrick’s sacrifice on October 19, 2016. The date that marked Officer Patrick Hill’s 3rd End of Watch anniversary. Just over 1 month  after the dedication, Officer Rose was ambushed and passed away on November 23, 2016. April 1 is Officer Rose’s birthday and we will also celebrate his legacy and sacrifice this day. Some of the proceeds raised for the 5k will be donated to help assist in finding the person responsible for his death.

This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. The challenge encourages Michiganders to engage with events that promote physical activity, health and wellness. You will receive a FIT point for every endorsed event you participate in or volunteer for from January 1st until December 31st. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win various prizes! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.



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