The Weekend Warrior Runfest Blends Running and Country Tunes

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 17, 2016
References: runsignup & candgnews
Weekend Warrior Runfest is a unique country music-themed running event that takes place in Michigan's Shelby Township. The event includes competitive 5K and 10K races as well as a one-mile 'fun run', and is broadcast live by the 99.5 WYCD country music station.

This country music-themed race was inspired by the famous Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee, and was devised to promote healthy lifestyles and exercise while bringing members of the community out of their homes to take in some races while jiving to country music.

The bringing together of country music and running may seem like an awkward marriage, but it's a great example of out-of-the-box event planning and design designed to attract the athletically inclined as well as music fans.