2018 Woodward Dream Cruise

Week of August 18th

Did you know that the Woodward Dream Cruise actually started as a small fundraiser to raise money for a soccer field in Ferndale, Michigan?

In August 1995, Nelson House and a group of volunteers looked to relive and recreate the nostalgic heydays of the 50s and 60s, when youth, music and Motor City steel roamed Woodward Avenue, America’s first highway. That year, 250,000 people participated—nearly ten times the number expected. The rest, as they say, is history.

Today, the Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day automotive event, drawing 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars each year from around the globe—from as far away as New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the former Soviet Union. North American cruisers from California, Georgia, Canada and all points in between caravan to Metro Detroit to participate in what has become, for many, an annual rite of summer.

The Woodward Dream Cruise is proud to present the sixth annual Cruise In Shoes™ 5K Fun Run/Walk. The run/walk will take place the morning of August 18, 2018, the same day as the 24th annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

The run/walk will begin at 7:30 am on Yorba Linda Blvd, continue with a rare opportunity to run on historic Woodward Avenue, wind through several Royal Oak neighborhood streets and finish at Shrine High School.

Anyone interested in participating in the Cruise In Shoes™ can register online by going to http://www.CruiseinShoes.com/registration until August 15. Participants can also sign up for the event the day of the run at Royal Oak Shrine High School.

 

Download a map here: http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com/visitor-guide/events-route-map/ 

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