RED WINGS PLAYERS AND ALUMNI + 6000 RUNNERS FOR HOCKEYTOWN 5K
The Detroit Red Wings have announced the list of current players and alumni set to appear at the first-ever Hockeytown 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. along the Detroit RiverWalk and finishing at center ice inside Joe Louis Arena. More than 6,000 registered racers representing 40 states in the U.S., will travel to Detroit for the sold-out Hockeytown 5K, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Detroit Red Wings Foundation.
Red Wings players Danny DeKeyser and Steve Ott are scheduled to appear at the Hockeytown 5K, while Red Wings Alumni Jimmy Carson, Alex Delvecchio, Brent Fedyk, Joe Kocur, Larry Murphy, John Ogrodnick, Mickey Redmond and Jason Woolley will also be in attendance. Additionally, FOX Sports Detroit broadcaster Ken Daniels, Red Wings National Anthem Singer Karen Newman and Zamboni Driver Al Sobotka will be at The Joe for the event.
Following the Hockeytown 5K, the Red Wings will host the “5K Festival” inside Joe Louis Arena. The “5K Festival” will include appearances and autograph signings from Red Wings Alumni. Fans in attendance will also have an opportunity to play interactive games to test their hockey skills, take photos with championship and retired jersey banners, and win great Red Wings prizes. Spectators are invited to cheer on their family and friends during the Hockeytown 5K and partake in the “5K Festival” activities within Joe Louis Arena at no cost.
The Hockeytown 5K, which was designed in partnership with RunningFlat USA, will begin at the Gordie Howe Entrance and will proceed up Atwater Street to St. Aubin Street and back along the RiverWalk, finishing inside Joe Louis Arena at center ice. Red Wings players and Alumni will be spread along the course and inside The Joe to cheer on participants throughout the experience.
The Hockeytown 5K will mark the first of many events during the 2016-17 season celebrating the “Farewell Season at The Joe” as the Red Wings prepare to embark upon their final regular season at Joe Louis Arena. The campaign will celebrate many of the historic Red Wings games and entertainment acts that have been held at Joe Louis Arena in the building’s illustrious 38-year history through championship and alumni celebrations, memorable giveaways, special entertainment performances and much more.