In celebration of Veteran’s Day, join us for the 5th annual 4Star 4Mile Race located at the corner of Trumbull and Porter Street in Corktown on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Let’s put our running shoes on the ground to honor those who have dedicated their lives to our freedom. In order to help honor our American Heroes, we encourage you to pin a picture(s), or write the name(s) on your shirt of the Warrior(s) you are running to honor.

This is a charitable event with proceeds going to the Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition (MDVC), the sponsors of the annual Detroit Veteran's Day Parade. Our 4 mile race is the only race in the country that runs along side of the Veteran's Day Parade, on the same course, at the same time. It is a powerful, exhilarating experience for both runners and marchers, who use the same start and finish lines.

Event Start Times
11:00 AM - 4 Mile Run

View the course map.

The 4Star 4Mile History
Our purpose as well as the MDVC's purpose is to show continued support for, service to and solidarity with our communities. We celebrate the diversity and richness of military veterans as well as those who continue to serve in active duty. The motto of our race is: Who do you "#Run To Honor"?

Registration Fees

Early Registration Late Registration
On or Before Oct. 19 Oct. 20 - Nov. 8
4-Mile Run/Walk $30.00 $40.00
4-Mile Run/Walk - Military Member $20.00 $30.00
Virtual 4-Mile Run/Walk $30.00 $30.00
Virtual 4-Mile Run/Walk - Military Member $20.00 $20.00

Packet Pick-Up
Packet pick-up and onsite registration is located on the corner of Trumbull Avenue and Porter Street. Registration will be open from 8:30 to 11:00 AM the morning of the race.


All registered entrants will receive race specific shirts and dog tag-like finisher medals.

Awards will be given to the Overall Male and Female, and the 1st Place Male and Female in each age category.

Age Groups: 1-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over

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

Parking Lot B on 6th Street at Abbot ---> PRINT YOUR PARKING PASS
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.