The 5th Annual Run to the Center of the World 5K / 10K is hosted by the Friends of New Troy. Proceeds benefit the New Troy Community Center... Building a community, one neighbor at a time.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration & Packet Pickup //
9:00 am 10K Run //
9:15 am 5K Run / Walk //
10:30 am Awards
New Troy Community Center
13372 California Road
New Troy MI 49119
About This Event
Join us for the 5th Annual Run to the Center of the World!
New in 2016, a 10K Run option!
Run to the Center of the World 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run is timed using a cross country printing timer.
Both the 5K and 10K routes start and finish at the New Troy Community Center.
EARLY PACKET PICKUP AVAILABLE FROM 6-7:00 PM AT THE NEW TROY COMMUNITY CENTER
FEES: 15 and Over: $20 by Midnight September 3
$25 September 4 through Noon September 16
$30 Race Day
14 and under: $15 through Race Day
SWMI RACERS members receive $5 Discount with code
NO REFUNDS - Proceeds benefit the New Troy Community Center.
Special awards to Overall Female and Male Finishers in all three events.
Why is it called the Center of the World? It's our history...
New Troy has been known as the Center of the World since 1860, when Hosea Tirrell drove a stake into the ground in front of his general store and pronounced it The Center of the World. Hosea was a bit of a philosopher who believed that "wherever you are is the center of the world," and "if you can't find it at the Center, seek no further."
Later residents played on the theme. For a time in the mid-twentieth century, tourists visited New Troy to view a machine that had been declared the engine that made the world go 'round--thus confirming new Troy as the center of the world.