Event Details

Michigan Monster Dash

Event Details

Where is the Michigan Monster Dash?

All events will begin and end on the Playfield on the northwest side of Kensington Metro Park in Milford, Michigan.

Where and when is packet pickup?

Early Packet Pickup will be at Dick’s Sporting Good in Novi on 12 Mile Road from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 29th.

Dicks will provide all runners a 20% coupon good that day for all merchandise in the store.

Morning-Of packet pickup will also be available. However to avoid being rushed and standing in long lines, we suggest you come to Dick’s on Friday!

Will there be same-day reigtration?


It will be SELF-REGISTRATION.  You can go to www.michiganmonsterdash/signup or scan the QR code that will be on-site and use your own device to register.  You can do this right from your car after you park but BEFORE you come to the check in tent.  Once you are registered, simply walk to the check in tent and give your name and we will give you your bib and packet (see info about the t-shirt below) and you will be ready to go.

However, in addition to the slightly increased cost to register late, we can’t guarantee a shirt or medal for registrations done after October 17.  A limited number of extra shirts have been ordered and they will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis.  Once the extra shirts are gone, anyone not receiving one will have it mailed to them when we receive our final shirt order, which should arrive on affected participant doorsteps in early November.

What are the start times?

The event start times will be staggered:

  • Half Marathon: 9:00 am
  • 10k: 9:15 am
  • 5k: 9:30 am
  • 1k Kids Dash: 11:00 am

How long will I have to finish each event?

All courses will close at 1pm, which leaves PLENTY of time for all runners, joggers, and walkers!

Will all finishers receive a shirt and medal?


Our 2021 shirts are high-quality, short sleeve, unisex tech shirts.
The 2021 medal is our largest yet! It glows in the dark and has a spinning bat.

We think it will be the crown jewel of your medal collection!

Michigan Monster Dash Shirt & Medal 2021

What does it cost to enter the park?

If you do not already have an annual pass, the one-day rate to enter the park is $10.00 per vehicle. 

Will the events be chipped timed?

The Half Marathon, 10k and 5k will be chipped timed. 

While the Kids 1k is not chipped timed, all participants will still receive a numbered bib and a finishers medal.

Are dogs allowed on the course?

Yes… but… They must be on a short leash, and you MUST pick up after them! We also reserve the right to ask you to exit the course if your dog causes concerns or stress for participants, volunteers, or park visitors.

Are strollers allowed on the course?

Yes! We welcome runners and walkers who would like to push kids in a stroller. No extra registration is required for kids in strollers, unless you want a shirt and a medal for your them too. All we ask is that if you think you will be slower than most runners that you line up at the back of the starting gate so faster runners won’t need to navigate around you.

Will there be yummy food at the finish line?

Oh yes!

Our finish-line snacks in 2019 were a huge hit! And we plan to do even better this year. We are grateful to our sponsors who donated the food.

Where should we park?

Parking will be at the Maple Beach parking lot. From there it is a short walk up to the staring line on the play field.

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