In celebration of Veterans Day, join us for the 8th annual 4Star 4Mile Race located at the corner of Trumbull and Porter Streets in Corktown on Sunday, November 5, 2023.  This is a charitable event with proceeds going to the Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition (MDVC), the sponsors of the annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade.

Our 4-mile race is the only race in the country that runs alongside of the Veterans Day Parade, on the same course, at the same time.

Our Mission Statement:  
The men and women who leave military service often leave behind a sense of communitypurpose, and identity.  The community they leave behind is their military community; the purpose they leave behind is what type of work their unit performed and the identity they leave is their specific role in their unit.  It is difficult to replace those things as they transition into civilian life, so it is no wonder that veterans often feel marginalized.

The mission of the 4Star4Mile Race is to provide a platform for a shared experience between our communities and our veterans. For civilians, as they run alongside the annual Veterans Day parade, they see, and can feel, the immense pride and commitment of those who served and who continue to serve, and for the veterans they see that our communities recognize our proud history and applaud our commitment, helping to provide a true sense of community and purpose that veterans long for and deserve.

It is the hope of the 4Star4Mile Race that this provides for a mutually beneficial, supportive experience.  


Event start times: 

11am:  4Star4Mile Race and the Annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade

Registration fees: 
Now - 9/15: 
Virtual: $20 (Plus $10 if you choose to have your packet mailed to you)

9/16 - 11/4:
Virtual: $20 (Plus $10 if you choose to have your packet mailed to you)

Race Day (11/5):
Veterans: $40
Virtual: $20 (Plus $10 if you choose to have your packet mailed to you)

Packet pick-up and same day registration:

Behind IBEW 8:30am to 11am


Overall Male and Female, Masters Male and Female, Overall Military/Veteran Men and Women

There are numerous free parking options in downtown Detroit, within close proximity to Dean Savage Park.

Parking Lot B on 6th Street at Abbot
Directions: It would be best to arrive at IBEW Local 58 Race start area coming off of the Lodge Freeway (M10), so make your way from all highways to the Lodge heading south from I94 or I75. Exit the Lodge Freeway (M10) at exit 1C, Howard Street. Travel west (right) on Howard Street. Turn right off Howard Street onto 6th Street and MIVDF personnel will direct you to parking Lot B for Race participants. Please note, parking is on a first come first serve basis.

Proceed to the IBEW building across the street from that lot for registration/packet pick-up.

The Start line is on Porter at Trumball

2023 Course Map: