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On September 29, Eli, Kathy and Lauren will be running a half marathon in The Brooksie Way. Their journey toward the finish line starts this summer as they lace up their shoes and begin training for the challenge. All three have ties to Oakland University. All three hope to inspire others to join them for the health of it. Check this site every month for running tips, motivation, nutrition ideas and more from Eli, Kathy and Lauren and track their progress as they get closer to achieving their half marathon goals.
The Brooksie Way is one of Oakland County's premier quality of life events. In its sixth year, the race offers runners the opportunity to run a 5K, 10K or half marathon. Go to to register and use the following codes based on your OU status:
OU2013st (students), OU2013Al (alumni), and OU2013EM (employees).
video | august 9 | lauren bennett
Longer distances motivate Lauren's group
video | july 26 | kathy barrett
We followed Kathy's group during their week 6 training
map | july 10 | routes on campus
2.3, 3.0 and 4.3 mile running routes around campus
video | july 10 | eli nasr
The rec center is part of Eli's training routine
video | june 18
Kathy Barrett and Lauren Bennett
Brooksie Way training kick off
video | june 18 | eli nasr
Eli takes us on a running route throughout campus