ralph lauren polo perfume City Sneakers group to hit Mount Clemens streets rain or shine
Rain or shine, members of the Mount Clemens City Sneakers group plan to be out walking or running Tuesday evening along the city streets and into shops, bars and restaurants.
Although there is precipitation in the forecast, event coordinator Linda Busch says City Sneakers has a solid track record of good weather to take advantage of.
Last year, it never rained on Tuesday it was beautiful, Busch said. We re hoping as we head into a new season that our event will be even bigger and better.
Looking for a way to expose people to the charms of Mount Clemens from the varied housing designs in the neighborhoods to the collection of stores and eateries downtown and promote wellness at the same time, she developed City Sneakers last year.
City Sneakers now includes a free four mile run or a two mile walk every Tuesday evening through September. There is no cost to participate. Organizers say the only requirement is to have fun and enjoy the city.
In addition to the exercise and checking out Mount Clemens, participants say there is a bonding process that leads to new friendships.
Over time, you build a relationship with the walkers and runners, said Jason Davidson, a runner who now serves as a volunteer organizers. Whatever your pace, all are welcome. We have people with kids, dogs and strollers walking down the street alongside of the runners.
Davidson said the group s goal also centers on economic benefit for Mount Clemens.
We want to be part of the stabilization of growth in downtown Mount Clemens, said Davidson, a Clinton Township resident who become one of a core group of runners who continued the Tuesday tradition past the September end date and into the winter months.
We see some amazing houses along the way and we patronize a different restaurant every week. Mount Clemens has a chocolate shop, a magic store and resale shop and we want to give them a crowd every Tuesday, Davidson said.
Each week, City Sneakers will begin at one of the city s eateries, go through one of the historic neighborhoods, and then return downtown for food and beverages.
For Tuesday s kickoff, the group will meet at Rec Bowl,
a retro bar and grill with a bowling alley and a large covered patio.
Future meeting spots include Engine House, Orleans Sports Cafe, Buffalo Wild Wings, Madison s Pub, Bath City Bistro, O Halloran s Public House, Abbibo Dining Spirits, O Halloran s Public House, Bentley s Roadhouse, Polski s Pub and Grub, Pub 1281 and Your Mother s Food Spirits.
For the kickoff event, there will be raffles for prizes including a FitBit, a pair of New Balance shoes, restaurant gift certificates, 50/50 raffles and menu specials.
Partners include the Macomb County Health Department, the Planning Economic Development Department, Macomb County Executive s Office, Macomb Family YMCA, Mount Clemens DDA, Hunchfree Marketing, and MyCare Health Centers.