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November 10, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Category: Other
Location: Dean Savage Memorial Park
1316 Trumbull St
Detroit, MI 48216
Cost: $25-35
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

On Sunday, Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day, the fourth annual 4Star 4Mile Race will take place in Downtown Detroit. The race is directed by Doug Howell, a lecturer in the WSU Applebaum Physician Assistant Studies program and a Vietnam veteran. 

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Howell conceived and annually directs the 4Star 4Mile Race, which this year begins at the Dean Savage Memorial Park in Corktown, at the corner of Trumbull Avenue and Porter Street. Part of the Armed Services Salute, runners follow alongside the Detroit Veterans Day parade.

"When I first came home from the war in Vietnam, there was an obvious and palpable disconnect between service members and the public. Since then, we have learned to be more welcoming to our military veterans. However, in spite of that and with today's volunteer services, that disconnect remains and continues to widen," Howell said. "Our mission is to bridge that gap and help bring the civilian population together with the military and veteran populations in a common cause. The 4Star 4Mile Race aims to be one example of how we all support each other, how we welcome our veterans back into our communities and how we value their participation."

The 4Star 4Mile Race is the only race in the country that runs alongside the parade, at the same time, on the same course. Veterans receive a $10 discount on race registration.

For more information about this event, please contact Doug Howell at or douglas.howell@wayne.edu.