​Event Consulting​

Event Management

High Five Races

Race Directing 

About Us...

Clarkston State Bank Back Roads 2013

​Deanna is a Patient Navigator for a local cancer center by day, and a wife, mother, runner, biker and dog lover by night. She has over eight years experience as a trained race timer, and has traveled the state in search of the best and most invigorating courses. Her racing career rocketed in 2000 after her first half-marathon in lovely Las Vegas, followed shortly after with her first sprint triathlon. She vowed, from then on, to be her best self by training and interacting with the racing community. It was her dedication and love of the sport, her experience in event planning and timing, and the incredible camaraderie among fellow enthusiasts that prompted her to start High Five Races. Born out of a coffee shop one afternoon with her partner, Megan Holt, the rest is history.



Megan has a love for the mitten state and a passion for all things outdoors.  Her full time gig started with the American Cancer Society in 2004 where she picked up the racing bug thanks to some inspiring co-workers. About three years ago, she started a new gig at the South Oakland Shelter and continues to find herself registering for anything from a themed (yes, she loves a good costume!) 5k to multi-sport events, charity bike rides, marathons and anything muddy!  Megan is always up for an adventure and thrives on the contagious energy from being around other active going junkies.  Being the event planner that she is, the idea of being able to create and share these opportunities with others is something she just couldn't pass up. 
High Five to ya!    

Clarkston State Bank Back Roads 2016

High Five Races, LLC is owned and operated by Deanna Hart and Megan Holt, both of whom reside in Michigan. Avid racers ourselves, we saw a need, and set out to fill it. Our philosophy is simple: we want to create unique and fun races, that challenge and inspire. For us, racing is a way of life. Join us, as we race through America's High Five State!


Clarkston State Bank Back Roads 2015

​Clarkston State Bank Back Roads 2014