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Monday, September 24, 2012 - Brooksie Way event to kick off with fitness expo on campus
Oakland University students looking to keep an active lifestyle into the fall months have a great opportunity with the 5th annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5K event this weekend. University faculty, staff, alumni and supporters are also encouraged to participate.

To kick off the race event, the Brooksie Way Fitness Expo will be held in the Recreation Center from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Admission is free and is open to the entire university community. The fitness expo will host more than 50 vendors offering merchandise, information and services designed to maintain a healthy mind, body and soul. 

This year's race, set for Sunday, Sept. 30, will have participants embark from university grounds onto a scenic route that winds through local golf courses, parks, and biking and hiking trails along minor waterways in Rochester and Rochester Hills. 

"The Brooksie Way is an outstanding example of a fun, healthy way for the community to come together to support healthy lifestyles," President Gary D. Russi said. "The Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5K attracts thousands of participants and receives widespread community support. We are proud to partner with the Brooksie Way team."

As a result of the partnership between the university and Brooksie Way planners, as well as a university commitment to promote employee health, significant discounts were made available. Participants can still register for the race.

To learn more about the Brooksie Way races, visit