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Flight Club

The First Rule of Flight Club is...

Flight Club is a running team based out of the RUNdetroit store. Our Members are runners and walkers of all ages and paces that regularly attend our group runs, participate in Club events and set a positive example within the running community. If you're interested in being considered for membership please let us know at a Saturday Group Run!  


All Flight Club members will receive the following benefits:

  • Your choice of Club Exclusive technical T-shirt or Singlet (this is your race uniform)
  • Discounted entries (non-transferable) to RUNdetroit hosted/sponsored events like the Mustache Dache, Rock CF etc.
  • Access to really sweet VIP tent at some target races. Think private port-a-potties, warming station, gear check, food, masseuses etc. (amenities will vary based on event size, club attendance & logistics)
  • 15% off all purchases at the RUNdetroit store everday
  • Quarterly Special Buys on select items like GPS, jackets, footwear etc.
  • Group Training Plans for Free Press Marathon, Rock CF & other events
  • Access to USATF certified running coach Stefanie for consultation, running clinics, injury prevention & nutrition advice
  • Access to member’s only Facebook Group with training plans, pace calculators, coaching advice and a social forum to connect with other club members

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Flight Club members regularly attend our Saturday morning Group Runs and/or our Monday evening track workouts


Club members earn WINGS (points) for achieving goals (see chart below). Top earners will be rewarded at the end of the year with RUNdetroit Gift Certificates, Club exclusive swag or other prizes.

Wings can be earned at local races (within 100 miles of the RUNdetroit store) or any marathon or half marathon worldwide. You’ll earn extra wings for participating in Target races (see calendar).
The wing-earning year starts March 1st 2017 and ends December 31st 2017.
–The Spring/Summer season goes from March 1st to Labor Day.
–The Fall/Winter season goes from Labor Day to December 31st.
–Prizes will be awarded at the end of the wing-earning year

Wings will be awarded based on the following chart:

Other Guidelines:

  • Wings may only be earned if the Club singlet/tech shirt is worn and visible during the race
  • PRs, marathons and half marathons are all exempt from the 100 mile rule
  • Points must be submitted using the form on this page




Corktown Races – March 11th

Rock CF ½ and 5K – March 25th


Glass City Marathon/Half – April 23rd


Highland Loops Trail Run - May 19th

Grand Prix 5000 – May 28th
*Day-of-race volunteers earn 100wgs for volunteering instead of running


BCBSM RiverDays Run – June 9th


Pure Detroit 5K - July 15th(?)

Mottep Life Walk – July 28th


Allen Park 5K/10K - Aug 4th(?)

The Crim – Aug 25th

RUNdetroit 18miler – Aug 26th
(Volunteer opportunity)


Growler Gallop – Sept 9th


Free Press Marathon/Half Marathon/5K – Oct 20th&21st


Run of the Dead 5K/10K - Nov 3rd(?)


Jingle Bell 5K/10K – Dec 1st

Belle Isle NYE Run – Dec 31st



To be eligible for Membership you must regularly attend group runs at our store so we can get to know you. Flight Club members represent RUNdetroit so we are looking for folks who set a positive example within the running community and who will participate in Club events and volunteer opportunities. If you're interested in being considered for membership please let us know at a Saturday Group Run!  


Club membership is $70 for new members in 2018 and $40 for members returning in 2018. Membership rates for 2019 are TBD.