Brighton Runners Finish Brooksie Way

Local residents help raise funds for health and wellness mini-grants in the annual race.

Again this time for the fifth year of Oakland County's scenic half marathon and 5K event, Greater West Bloomfield area residents descended upon Rochester Hills Sunday morning to compete in the Brooksie Way. 

Here is a complete look at the race results. 

This year, 1,856 participated in the 5K; 2,393 participated in the half marathon. More than 100 others participated in the 1-mile fun run. 

The race was founded by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and named for his late son, Brooks Stuart Patterson.

Patterson was unable to attend the race because he is recovering from injuries he received in an Aug. 10 car crash; he begins intense therapy on Monday to begin to walk again and said on Friday that he would be at home thinking nostalgic thoughts on Sunday morning. 

Check out the coverage on Patch, with tons of photos and complete race results.

Here's how local Brighton residents fared in the race:

First Name Last Name City Age Sex Chip Time Clock Time Overall Place by Sex Place by Div Thomas Claflin


64 M 1:42:29 1:42:53 315 254 5 Kim Jackson Brighton 36 F 2:11:27 2:12:43 1563 564 121 Kelly Jones Brighton 33 F 1:57:18 1:58:19 927 254 50 Michelle Line Brighton 39 F 2:54:55 2:56:29 2461 1127 224 Brian Polega Brighton 33 M 1:41:11 1:41:26 276 223 29 Dave Swanson Brighton 43 M 2:16:41 2:17:48 1759 1080 197 Wendy Swanson Brighton 42 F 2:16:42 2:17:48 1762 681 127 Tyler Voss Brighton 32 M 2:01:38 2:04:05 1138 794 86 Lauren Wilson Brighton 18 F 2:08:13 2:09:27 1433 490 7


Christina Ehli October 01, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Congratulations to everyone that participated! These are great times. We live in a healthy community here in Brighton. You will always see people out walking, running, biking etc. The sidwalks, paths, hiking trails and nearby parks make it conducive to living a healthy lifestyle.


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