What The HILL?!

Come out and challenge yourself on the HILLS.
Yes its a tough course but… You have 2.5 hrs. to complete 5 ish miles, that’s 30 minutes per mile. If it takes you longer we will wait!!! Run – Walk – Hike – bring your walking sticks! It doesn’t matter how you get it done. ITS YOUR CHALLENGE 🙂

Sanctioned by: USA Track and Field

REGISTRATION: opening in January 

Sunday…June 27, 2021 = Tentative, need park approval

TIME: 8:00 am – 10:30 am

DISTANCE: 5 (ish) miles

LOCATION: Bloomer Park – Rochester Hills

345 John R Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48307


  • $39.00 January – March
  • $44.00 April – June
  • $50.00 Race Day = Cash or Check only

START/FINISH: Stone Shelter
First shelter on left once you pass Pay Booth.

NOTE: We will be walking a 1/4 mile to the start of the race. You need to get to the shelter early, Meeting at 7:40 am SHARP!
Walking to start at 7:50 am.


5 (ish) mile Trail Run

Held at Bloomer Park on the mountain bike trails. All trails are 100% DIRT- more single track then wide track. Trails consist of dirt, sand, wooden bridges, rocks, roots, wooden stairs, downed trees and possibly mud (not a lot) if it rains!

This is a very challenging course with many rolling to STEEP HILLS and a few stairs too!! Elevation is approximately 1000 feet of total climb. This is not a race to get your PR in, but a great course to BRAG about!!!! Runners and Walkers are welcome  🙂  Course is not certified, distance and elevation was measured by Race Director GPS watch.

2019 map – click here


PACKET PICK UP: Race day only = 6:45am – 7:40am

  • *race start meeting: 7:40am
  • *walking to start @ 7:50 am Sharp


  • 2 aid stations with Water
  • Finish Line Food = Watermelon and Chocolate Milk

TIMING: Pull Tag System

Results will be posted on this page 24 -36 hrs after race finish


  • Finishers Medal
  • Unisex Cotton T-Shirt

2021 shirt = Heather Army Green

Top 3 overall Male and Female
Awards will be informal. See race director at finish line.

2019 Pictures:

2018 Pictures:

2017 Pictures:


2017 Results: what-the-hill

2018 Results: What The Hill

2019 Results: What The Hill


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