I Ran The D - 5K
Training Program

  • Training Resources and Information

    Get Ready!

    Get ready to Run the ‘D’ with McLaren Health Plan!

    The I Ran the D 5K is the premier 5K race in Detroit and you can be part of the fun!

    The race is Saturday, May 4, starting in front of the big Tiger at Comerica Park. Participants run a figurative ‘D’ through the city of Detroit and finish with a ceremonial lap around Comerica Park field!

    Not a runner? No worries! YOU can TRAIN with McLaren Health Plan and get ready to ‘Run the ‘D’ with a specially designed training program that can get you ready in 30 days to run (or walk) a 5K!

    Just follow the videos and training info you’ll find on this page and in 30 days, you will be ready to ‘Run The D’ with McLaren Health Plan!

    To get started, here's a general overview video for how to prep for a 5k.

    Sign up for the race here and get $5.00 off your registration:

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    What to Do on Alternate Days?

    One week down, three to go! You’ve started running or walking in preparation for the ‘I Ran The D’ 5k, congratulations! There are additional cardio exercises you can do that will help you as you train for the race. It’s not only about running or walking, it’s about making sure you don’t get burned out or get hurt while you train!



    Getting ready to ‘Run The D’ May 4? You’ll need to start training now! Any good training program starts with warming up your body from head to toe. Take a few minutes each day to stretch before you start walking or running to prepare your body and help prevent injuries from happening.


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