U.S.-Only Half-Marathon participants: 1,500

Note: Should we reach capacity before registration is over, we reserve the right to close without notice. These events do sell out, so you’ll want to take advantage of reduced rates and guaranteed participation by registering as soon as possible. Also note that on-site registration is not available for any events.

Age Restriction:

All participants of the U.S.-Only Half-Marathon must be 16 years of age or older to participate.

The Course

Our U.S.-Only Half-Marathon course offers will take place on the back half of the Marathon course. Participants will start at the 13.1 milestone of the Full Marathon course at E. Congress between Brush St. and Randolph St. and finish on W. Fort St. at Second Ave., near Detroit Free Press operations.

MapMyRun 2014 Course Map

Time Requirements

A “Last Chance Pacer” will be provided for your events. These pacers will travel at the average pace needed to cross the finish line at three hours and thirty minutes. Your progress will be monitored throughout the race. If you fall significantly behind the “Last Chance Pacer”, you will be given fair warning to pick up the pace. If you can’t keep pace, you will be required to board a bus following the pacers to be transported back to the Start/Finish area.  We will close the half marathon course at 2:00 PM.


Miles Kilometers Landmark Time
4.0 6.4 Indian Village 11:36 AM
6.0 9.7 Belle Isle Entry 12:08 PM
9.5 15.3 Belle Isle Exit 1:04 PM
10.9 17.5 Riverwalk Exit 1:26 PM
13.1 21.1 Finish Line 2:02 PM

NOTE: If at any time you fall behind these milestone times, you may be required to board a bus to be transported back to the start-finish area.

Pace teams

Want to run with a group? Hope to finish within a certain time? Trying to qualify for Boston?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, consider signing up for our Pace Team service at the Health & Fitness Expo. Read more information about Pace Teams.


All individual cash prizes are based on “clock time” (not chip time).

Place Open Male/Female Masters Male/Female
1st $800 $400
2nd $400 $200
3rd $200 $100

*NOTE: In the event that a Masters runner also places in the Open division, they will receive both the Masters and the Open cash awards.