Running Shoe Demo Day 2017

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Running Shoe Demo Day 2017

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us on Saturday April 8th at Belle Isle’s Flynn Pavillon for our fourth annual shoe demo day! This event features all the major shoe brands in one place at one time with their fleet of demo shoes. Borrow a pair of shoes and take them for a half mile run or a ten mile run, its up to you. Bring them back and try something else. We’ll also have Garmin GPS and nutrition options for you to try. Don’t worry about pushy sales people, in fact, we don’t even allow vendor sales at this event!
The first 500 to register (Early Birds!) will receive a Race Bib with tear off tabs that can be used to enter each vendor’s raffle drawing (most of our vendors are raffling off a pair of new shoes!). Also, all Demo Day participants will recieve a coupon for a Free Pro Tec foam roller or Orb Massage Ball (up to a $25 value) with the purchase of a pair of shoes at RUNdetroit through 5.31.17.

Recreation Passport

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This list is still developing!
Here’s a sampling of some of the vendors you’ll see at the event: Altra, Asics, Brooks, Garmin, Mizuno, New Balance, Saucony, Skechers, Sport Beans, Atwater Brewery, Detroit Free Press Marathon and more!
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This year we’ll be using the indoor and outdoor spaces at the Flynn Pavillon. Its near the corner of Muse Rd and Loiter Way, just down the street from the Belle Isle Casino. There is plenty of free parking in the lots and streets surrounding the Flynn Pavillon. As Belle Isle is now a State Park you will need to have a Recreation Passport for your vehicle.
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Recreation Passport

*** On Feb. 10, 2014 Belle Isle became a Michigan State Park. As of January 1st 2015 all vehicles must have a Recreation Passport for island access. If needed, you will be able to purchase a Pass for $11 on Belle Isle the day of the event.
For more information on the Recreation Passport please visit the DNR website


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April 8
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Flynn Pavillon
Muse Road and Loiter Way Belle Isle
Detroit, MI 48207 United States