5k Run/Walk

  • 5 km Run/Walk


  • 5 km Run/Walk

1 Mile Fun Run

  • 1 mi Run/Walk


5k Run/Walk
  • $25.00 valid until 03/15/17
  • $30.00 valid until 04/06/17
  • $35.00 valid until 04/08/17
  • $25.00 valid until 04/06/17
1 Mile Fun Run
  • $20.00 valid until 03/15/17
  • $25.00 valid until 04/06/17
  • $30.00 valid until 04/08/17

Dollars for Scholars - Detroit Riverfront 5k/1Mile 2017 Overview

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is proud to present the Dollars for Scholars Race for 2017! This Scholarship Dash is the 5K and Fun Run Detroit area event you don't want to miss! Join us, Saturday April 8th 2017, on the Detroit Riverfront for an exciting, nonprofit 5K and Fun Run including awards, medals, t-shirts, prizes and music. The event includes a USATF sanctioned and timed 5K, and an untimed 1 Mile Fun Run.

Don't forget bragging rights! We encourage you to support your favorite high school, university, fraternity/sorority or organization by wearing your colors at the event. Special recognition will be given for organizations/chapters that are well represented (individual runners, teams, volunteers, cheering sections). Brag loud and proud!

Thank you for supporting the scholarship program and being a part of a legacy that awards scholarship aid to needy students—both male and female—of all races and conducts educational programs to enhance the quality of life.

This race is being organized by TriToFinish, as part of the 77th Central Region Conference of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, with proceeds being placed back into the Detroit community through the National Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.





April 8, 2017

Start Time:

9:00 AM


Detroit Riverwalk


Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center - RiverWalk
400 Renaissance Drive West
Detroit, MI 48243

Course Description:

Start your day with a 5K on the RiverWalk. Just steps outside the Marriott is Detroit’s RiverWalk — a paved path stretching from the Ambassador Bridge to the MacArthur (Belle Isle) Bridge. Along the RiverWalk are the Gateway to Freedom International Memorial to the Underground Railroad, Horace Dodge Fountain, Cullen Family Carousel and more!

There will also be an abbreviated 1 Mile Fun Run that will take place on this same course. Please note that ALL youth 1 Mile Fun Run Participants MUST have a “run buddy” age 16 or older to participate.

Packet Pickup and Registration:

There are two opportunities to pick up your race day packet, which includes your t-shirt (if purchased) and bib number. You may have someone else pick up your packet, but they must have a copy of your confirmation email and ID.

  • Friday, April 7: Detroit Renaissance Marriott, Registration Center from 2:00 – 8:00pm
  • Saturday, April 8: (Race Day): Race Day packet pick up & late registration will be held on race day outside the Detroit Renaissance on the RiverWalk from 8:00 to 9:45 AM. There are no refunds.



The Chene Park Lot (2241 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207) will be open and free of charge for participants. However, access to this lot closes at 8:45am to secure the course. 

Time Requirements and Age Restrictions

There are no age-restrictions for this event. All participants are required to finish the 5K in one hour and ten minutes (1:10:00).


Event-specific t-shirts can be purchased for $12 during online registration before Noon on Friday, April 21st!

Shirt Sizes Available

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra Large
  • 2XL
  • Youth Small
  • Youth Medium
  • Youth Large


Note: Participants will receive the size and type shirts ordered. Exchanges will be unavailable.


Times and Timing:

The 5K Run/Walk event will be timed by Newton Timing Company in accordance with USATF sanctioning requirements. The 1 Mile Fun Run will NOT be timed.


5K Age Groups/Divisions: 

9 & Under






60- over



Awards will be provided 3 deep to overall male and female winners of the 5K.

NOTE: All participants will receive high quality finisher medals at the finish line upon completion of their event! While age group results WILL be provided, this year’s event will NOT have age group awards.



Results will be displayed at the event and will be posted at TRITOFINISH.COM and at NewtonTiming.com within 48 hours of race completion.



Interested in volunteering? Events like this can’t be successful without great volunteers! Sign up HERE and we’ll be in touch.



5K Run/Walk*

  • $25.00 valid through 3/15/17
  • $30.00 valid through 4/1/17**
  • $35.00 for on-site registration 

VIRTUAL 5K Run/Walk*

  • $25.00 valid through Race Day
  • All virtual runners also will receive a medal (medals will be shipped within 2 weeks post the race) 

1 Mile Trail Fun Run

  • $20.00 valid through 3/15/17
  • $25.00 valid through 4/1/17**
  • $30.00 for on-site registration

* There will not be a separate category for Walkers at this event. All participants in the 5K are free to run and/or walk as they see fit.

** Online Registration closes at Midnight, Thursday, April 6th, 2017. After that, ALL registrations will be completed on-site at late registration/packet pickup at the increased rate.

NOTE: Chronotrack charges a nominal fee to participants when registering. We just don’t want you to be surprised when you go to register online!


Refund Policy

We completely understand that plans change and athletes will sometimes be unable to compete in an event they've signed up for.  Unfortunately, refunds will not be provided for any event unless the event is cancelled for reasons other than those the Organizers no control over (i.e., weather or local emergency).

Should an athlete have an injury or other medical