What The HILL?!

Due to the Coronavirus …
we are canceling What the Hill, that was scheduled for June 21, 2020.

We will be issuing full refunds, minus the registration fee that ultrasignup charges.

Refunds will be issued in June and will be put back into the credit card you used when you registered.
Once refunds have been issued we will send you another email so you can check your records.
We are hoping we can get back to normal soon and start enjoying races again.


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: click here

Sunday…June 21, 2020

TIME: 8:00 am – 10:30 am

DISTANCE: 5 (ish) miles

LOCATION: Bloomer Park – Rochester Hills

345 John R Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48307


  • $34.00 January – March
  • $39.00 April – June
  • $45.00 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

2020 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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