Mt. Clemens, MI - Organizers have officially announced the return of the Sprint and Splash Festival of Races for Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Lake St. Clair Metropark. The event, which promotes and celebrates Lake St. Clair, will mark its 10th anniversary this year.
“Last year we canceled Sprint and Splash due to COVID-19, so we are thrilled to bring it back this year for its 10th anniversary,” said Amanda Minaudo, program director for Macomb County Planning and Economic Development. “We’ve heard from many of our past participants who are excited to run, walk, kayak and paddleboard. I think we’re all ready to return to the park and get back to the races.”
Individuals interested in participating in Sprint and Splash are encouraged to sign up online here. All participants will receive a finisher medal, picnic blanket and swag bag. Prices will increase on July 1, but currently, pricing is:.
- 5K Run: $35
- Duathlon Individual: $40
- Duathlon Relay: $70
- 2 Mile Paddle: $35
Organizers are currently planning to have music, food and craft beer at the event, however, those offerings are subject to current and/or future public health guidelines.
“We have plans in place to ensure the health and well being of every attendee,” said Minaudo. “Our goal, as always, is to have a safe event where people can have fun and enjoy the beautiful setting at Lake St. Clair Metropark.”
Sponsorship opportunities for Sprint and Splash are available. Funds raised will go towards the Huron-Clinton Metroparks, whose mission is to provide critical support to sustain all 13 metroparks and to enrich the lives of the citizens and environment of southeast Michigan. Sponsor details can be found here. For any questions, please contact Amanda Minaudo at
About Macomb County Planning and Economic Development
The Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development supports an environment where businesses prosper and people thrive. Its activities and programs are focused on stimulating the local economy through business retention, expansion and attraction while improving the overall quality of life for residents. The department specializes in providing services to businesses at all stages of development with a concentration on the high-growth industries of aerospace, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, defense and homeland security. For more information, call 586-469-5285 or visit: https://ped.macombgov.org/Ped-Home