Covenant Runners

Join our Team.

Covenant Community Care will be running again this year in the Detroit Free Press race ( as an official charity. The race will take place on Oct. 16-17, 2021 in-person (officially announced by the race team on June 24, 2021) and virtually.

This year’s race events include:

  • Marathon
  • International Half Marathon
  • U.S. Only Half Marathon
  • Marathon Relay
  • Competitive 1-Mile
  • 5K
  • Kids Fun Run

Participants can run/walk these events.

  • Become a “Covenant Runner.”
    Saying “Yes” to being a Covenant Runner means you are choosing to participate in a great cause. You are supporting Covenant’s mission to bring quality health care to those who need it most. Learn more about us here. All Covenant Runners will receive a water bottle for participating, those who meet their fundraising goal will be given a Covenant Runners Tech Long Sleeve shirt (goals must be met by September 8 for T-shirt and size). Covenant Runners’ goal is set at $150 raised.
  • Volunteer
    What if I don’t want to run, but I still want to help out?  That is great! We need volunteers to represent Covenant Community Care at the event.

How Do I Sign Up?

  • To sign up to become a “Covenant Runner” or Volunteer send an email to


  • Register here. Select “Covenant Community Care” under the ‘run on behalf of charity’ section. To get the best prices you’ll need to register early! NOTE: Look at your races page for details regarding start time, race course, etc.


  • Go to to volunteer. They need help with stuffing bags, expo set up, events on race day, gear check, race set up, and tear down.

How Do I Fundraise?

Set up your Givengain fundraising page.

  • To register go to and click “sign up” > “as a fundraiser.” Create a login and choose our charity to fundraise for. Raise $150 for Covenant by Sept. 8, 2021 to get a Covenant Runners Tech Long Sleeve shirt.

New to Running?

That is awesome!  We’ve provided a basic training plan for a couch to 5K and Half Marathon (below).  Also, check out A to Z running for their podcast and blog, customizable training plans, and coaching services.

Other Questions?

Check out the Detroit Free Press Race FAQ’s on their website here or email for more information.