The HealthPlus Brooksie Way Half Marathon is one of Oakland County’s premier quality of life events. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson began the Brooksie Way races to promote Oakland County and encourage people to become more physically active. Support from HealthPlus of Michigan, the presenting sponsor for the Brooksie Way Half Marathon, helps make the event and its related activities possible.
Race proceeds support programs that encourage healthy and active lifestyle and are distributed through Brooksie Way MiniGrants. In little more than a year, Brooksie Way Minigrants have put more than $50,000 back into Oakland County communities, touching thousands of lives along the way. The Brooksie Way is a 501(c)(3) non-profit formed in 2011. Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent provided by State and Federal law.
Each year, race weekend kicks-off with the Brooksie Way Fitness Expo held on the campus of Oakland University. The expo takes a holistic approach with the slogan Body Mind Soul to reflect the vast array of vendors from different areas of health, fitness and wellness. Runners can find information and products from vendors from sports and nutrition retailers, athletic apparel, medical professionals and various training programs, along with information about cross-training sports such as yoga, cycling, roller blading, life coaching, weight control, traveling, and stress relief.