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McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races set for April 29

Published on Friday, April 07, 2017

Annual Mount Clemens races to benefit Care House of Macomb County and Macomb Food Program

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.—Returning for its seventh year, the McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races has become a spring staple event for downtown Mount Clemens, an unofficial start to local outdoor health and fitness events. Organized by the Macomb Health and Fitness Foundation, the day’s events feature runs and activities for all ages and skill levels.

Motivated to get everyone healthy and living an active lifestyle, the 2017 event will be held on Saturday, April 29 beginning at 8 a.m. with the half marathon beginning at 9 a.m. Following it will be the starting times for The Better Half 10K (9:20 a.m.), Oakland University 5K (9:40 a.m.) and Buffalo Wild Wings 1 Mile Run (11 a.m.).

“Our goal is always to create a day that doesn’t just promote health and activity, but to live it in a fun and lively environment,” said Bob Busquaert, director of the Let’s Move Festival of Races. “Now in our seventh year, I would say we’ve established this event to achieve those goals and I’m confident in the promise that we’re continuing this tradition in 2017.”

The day’s health-centric activities will be rounded out by fitness experts leading warm-up exercises and offering practical fitness instruction all in a family-friendly and fun atmosphere.

“There really will be something for everyone,” Busquaert said.

Aimed at also giving back to the community, proceeds from the day’s festivities will be donated to the Macomb Food Program ( and Care House of Macomb County (, both of which provide critical services to the families of Macomb County.

To register to race or for information on course maps, packet pick up dates and locations, and more, visit the McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races at The website also features photos from previous year’s events and be uploaded with photos of the 2017 races, along with races results, courtesy of Hansons Running Shop.

About McLaren Macomb
In January 2012, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center became McLaren Macomb.

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit or subscribe to our blog

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 250,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the state. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at