Run Royal Oak 2022 - Kona Running

JUNE 12, 2022



Royal Oak, Michigan



Sunday June 12, 2022

8:00 a.m

Disability Friendly: Yes

Strollers: Yes

Pets: Yes


800m fun run, 5k, 10k & (Double-Up)   


-June 11  
10:00 a.m. Kona arrival, set up begins
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Set up continues
7:00 p.m. Dinner

June 12
6:00 a.m. Registration /Packet Pickup open
7:45 a.m. Registration Closed
7:50 a.m. National Anthem
7:55 a.m. Kids fun run begin
8:05 a.m. 5k start
8:35 a.m. 10k (Double) start
9:00 a.m. 5k awards available for pickup
10:00 a.m. Awards available for pickup 10k & (Double-Up)

Course information

A closed course for this one as the Royal Oak Police Department will have it shut down for us. We are utilizing the historic 40 year old Apple run course. The word for this one is fast!  Royal Oak is flat and you will make your way through downtown and past residents cheering you on.  Aid stations will be at every mile with water and Gatorade Endurance Formula on ice.

Venue information

Royal Oak is known for great night life, great restaurants and a trendy downtown shopping area and bars.  It also is home to the Detroit Zoo.

Registration information

Open: 6:00 am, Close 7:45 am.  Once you arrive on site follow the signs and flags to the registration start area.  Have you id ready and proceed to your group.  Do not arrive late, we will not delay the start of an event for late arrivals.


Kids Fun Run: $25, Short course: $45, Long course: $50, Double-Up: $65

On site morning of registration please add $10 to above fees. 


Kona Running Company follows the same industry standard policy as other event companies nationwide.  There are NO REFUNDS  and NO TRANSFERS given including an event cancelation due to circumstances out of Kona Running Company’s control including but not limited to: pandemic shut down, health crisis, unsafe course conditions due to construction or weather.  

Refunds and Transfers will be granted for Military members who are unable to attend due to their service requirements. or due to the death of a registrant’s family member.

Athlete Amenities

First 500 participants get a 3×5 USA Flag.  Great finisher medal, custom event t-shirt, and we’re bringing you everything that’s great about Royal Oak! Taste the town will be a smorgasbord of bite size treats and eats from restaurants all over town.


Parking will be in and around the venue and parking structure downtown.


Thanks to: Steve Teichow and his team on the PD, FD 
Support Crew: TBA

EVENT Ammenities

Themed Running Events

This is all about celebrating the flag and Red, White and Blue!  Come dressed in your patriotic running gear. 

5K, 10k + Double Up Offered

The super fast, and fun course that takes you straight down 4th, before diving into the residential area.  Don’t forget about the “gauntlet” you might get wet? 

Custom Event Medal

Featuring the new Run Royal Oak logo and custom ribbon.  

Race Swag

The first 500 participants registered will receive a USA Flag.  

Fun Enviornment

Downtown Royal Oak is all about fun, food, shopping and two blocks away is the traditional Royal Oak Art Fest.

Post-race Snack Table

Enjoy the best post race snack tent in the business.  This event will feature tastes from in and around the great city of Royal Oak. 


Kona Life is the lifestyle behind our Kona Brand. Everything we do, everything we touch we want it to be fun, positive and inspire friends and families to achieve their fitness goals while having fun! Some events and races are all about the Billy B.A.’s out there who always seem to somehow be stronger, faster, and further than everyone else. We pride ourselves in creating a fun, laid back yet challenging event and race experience that our athletes come back to time and time again. Express yourself and become apart of the Kona Running Fam. Aloha!


For those of you who are ready to take your running to the next level Kona has something to offer you as well. Our professionally timed events offer our athletes not only themed, scenic fun but, also considerable challenge with 10k and 15k (Double-up) events with longer distances but with the same great atmosphere. Why not push yourself while having some post event fun? At Kona you can have it both ways!