Moonlight Bootlegger 5K Metro Detroit

Enjoy a 5th!  That is, enjoy the 5th edition of The Moonlight Bootlegger 5K!  There isn’t another event like this around.  Come on out with your flashlight or headlamp and run our 5K course. The course will be marked with hundreds of tea lights and the headlamps of hundreds of others on their way to our moonshine and live music at the finish line.  This is a great event for both first timers and seasoned veterans!

When and Where

Saturday May 6th, 2017

Maybury State Park
49775 8 Mile Rd
Northville, MI 48167

The Course

Schedule of Events

Early Packet Pick Up – Thursday, May 4th, 2017

  • 5:00 – 7:00pm -Early  Packet Pick-up and Registration
    • Running Lab Brighton (map) (328 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116)

Early Packet Pick Up – Friday, May 5th, 2017

  • Total Sports Complex – 30990 S Wixom Rd, Wixom, MI 48393 from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Race Day – Saturday, May 6th, 2017

  • 6:45 pm – Race-Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up
  • 8:40 pm – Registration and Packet Pick-Up Closes
  • 9:00 pm – Race Start
  • 10:15 pm – Awards

Post-race party featuring food, spirits, and bluegrass music until 11:00pm.


Entry Fees

(Note: Price does not include park entrance fee.  If you do not have a State Park Recreation Passport please remember to bring money to pay for entrance into the park.)

Capacity 500

Through Feb 12th Through March 15th Through April 22nd Through Race Day
5k Individual $28 $33 $38 $43
Spectator $15

What You Get With Your Registration

Each Registrant will receive:

  • Soft cotton gender specific race T-Shirt! (Register by April 20th to guarantee a shirt.)
  • Post-race food and beverages
  • Two moonshine drink tickets for those over the age of 21
  • Post-race bluegrass and old timey music
  • Commemorative moonshine mason jar
  • Entry into the Trivium Michigan Race Series

Spectators will receive:

  • Commemorative moonshine mason jar
  • Two moonshine drink tickets for those over the age of 21
  • Post-race bluegrass and old timey music

Timing / Awards

The Moonlight Bootlegger 5K will be chip timed.

Awards to the top 3 overall males and top 3 overall females. Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups in each race: 20 and under, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+.


Parking is available in either of the two large main lots near the start and finish line.


Rules & Guidelines

ATHLETES MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH EITHER A FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP TO PARTICIPATE!! In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

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