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2017 Detroit Pre Event Infomation

It’s event week! We are looking forward to seeing you at the 4th annual Head for the Cure 5K – Detroit event this Saturday, September 16th at the Rivard Plaza on the Detroit Riverfront. 

Friday Packet Pickup:   

Date: Friday, September 15th
Time: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
Where: RUNdetroit (441 W Canfield St #5, Detroit, MI 48201) See Parking Map HERE

*SATURDAY LATE PACKET PICK-UP:  7:00 – 8:00 a.m. at Rivard Plaza

Team Captains: If you’d like to pick-up your entire team’s packets on Friday please notify Brian Orrick at with your team name.  

Saturday Event Morning Information:  

Venue location: 

Rivard Plaza
1340 Atwater Street
Detroit, MI 48207


In addition to the venue lot, we have secured parking in an adjacent garage located at Beaubien St & Franklin St. (See map below)
Detroit Parking Map 2017


7:00 a.m. Late packet pickup and check-in
8:00 a.m. Head for the Cure 5K Detroit begins
9:15 a.m. Head for the Cure Kids’ Fun Run starts
9:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony / Keeping the Faith Awards 
9:40 a.m. Top Finisher Medal Presentation


Special Thank You to Our Partners: 

Detroit Sponsor Banner 2017






Please contact Brian Orrick,, with any questions regarding this event.

Volunteers:Have family and friends who would be interested in volunteering? We are still in need of volunteers on event day! Email for more information and details. All volunteers get a HFTC volunteer t-shirt! 

Thank you again for your support! We’ll see you Saturday! Together we are defeating brain cancer, step by step. 


About Head for the Cure
Head for the Cure is dedicated to raising hope, awareness and funding in the fight against brain cancer. Our 5K events are not only successful fundraisers, but unique tributes to those who are fighting brain cancer and those who have lost their battles. Their memories carry on through the teams that are formed around them, and these teams return year after year to celebrate their legacies.

In pursuit of a cure
Funds raised from the Head for the Cure 5K – Detroit event benefit the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) and the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center at Henry Ford Health System