Events / Solstice Run

Running for daylight

Brighton Kiwanis was featured in the latest issue of Kiwanis International magazine for the Solstice Run

Running for daylight
Summer’s longest day sets with a fun family run in Brighton, Michigan.
Story by Eileen Dennie

On a bright, sunny, long day in June, the Kiwanis Club of Brighton, Michigan, held its inaugural summer solstice moonlight run. More than 100 runners registered and enjoyed everything the Kiwanians had to offer: music, food, relaxation by a lake and the choice of three race distances.

Families of multiple generations showed up. Grandparents entertained kids by the lake while parents ran the 5K, according to 2013–14 club President Mike Kosin. Then parents and grandparents cheered on the kids during the mile fun run.

It was a memorable way to celebrate the summer solstice—the longest day of the year—and one that the club plans to make an annual event.

It turns out the 5K course was a bit short, and the club will probably make a few tweaks for the 2015 run, but the event still brought in a little money, families had a great time and the club learned a lot, keeping notes for next year.

Read the rest in this months issue of Kiwanis International pg 46