The Run For Roots 4-mile run/walk will take place Saturday morning at Miller's Greenhouse on Perry Road in Grand Blanc. The race winds through country roads and local subdivisions on a flat and fast course. Race starts at 9 am, race-day registration at 7:30 at Miller's Greenhouse, 6842 Perry Road, Grand Blanc, Mi 48439.

This race was a fixture on the Flint running schedule for years, but hasn't been held since 2006. It's good to have it back.

You can sign up in person at Complete Runner on Dort Highway in Flint, or online at

Four miles is a good distance for early-season runners. If you haven't been out for much training yet, you can probably handle 4 miles. If it gives you more of a challenge than you bargained for, keep training and you'll be ready for the next one.

This event also gives you a good excuse to check out the plants and flowers at Miller's Greenhouse. It is getting to be gardening season.