Moonlight Bootlegger Metro Detroit

There isn’t another event like this around. Come on out with your flashlight or headlamp and run our 5K course. The course will be marked with hundreds of tea lights and the headlamps of hundreds of others on their way to our moonshine and live music at the finish line. This is a great event for both first timers and seasoned veterans!


When and Where

Friday May 18th, 2018

Maybury State Park
49775 8 Mile Rd
Northville, MI 48167


Schedule of Events

Early Packet Pick Up – Thursday, May 17th, 2018
4:00 – 7:00pm -Early Packet Pick-up and Registration
Location TBD
Race Day – Friday, May 18th, 2018
6:45 pm – Race-Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up
8:50 pm – Registration and Packet Pick-Up Closes
9:05 pm – Race Start
10:20 pm – Awards
Post-race party featuring food, spirits, and bluegrass music  from JOURNEYMEN until 11:00pm.

Entry Fees
(Note: Price does not include park entrance fee. If you do not have a State Park Recreation Passport please remember to bring money to pay for entrance into the park.)

Capacity 550

5k Individual 

Through Feb 12th $32

Through March 15th $36

Through April 22nd $42

Through Race Day $45

Spectator* $15
*Spectator pass is not required to watch the event. The spectator pass will get the purchaser a commemorative glass and two moonshine cocktails.


What You Get With Your Registration

Each Non Economy registrant will receive:

Soft cotton gender specific race T-Shirt! (Register by May 9th to guarantee a shirt.)
Post-race food and beverages
Two moonshine drink tickets for those over the age of 21
Post-race bluegrass and old timey music
Commemorative moonshine mason jar
Entry into the Trivium Michigan Race Series

Spectators will receive:

Commemorative moonshine mason jar
Two moonshine drink tickets for those over the age of 21
Post-race bluegrass and old timey music by JOURNEYMEN

Timing / Awards
The Moonlight Bootlegger 5K will be chip timed.

Awards to the top 3 overall males and top 3 overall females. Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups in each race: 20 and under, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+.

Parking is available in either of the two large main lots near the start and finish line.

Rules & Guidelines
ATHLETES MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH EITHER A FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP TO PARTICIPATE!! In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.