Below are the time limits for each of our events.

  • Marathon or Marathon Relay: 6.5 hours
  • International Half-Marathon: 4 hours
  • U.S.-Only Half-Marathon: 3.5 hours
  • 5K: 1 hour 10 minutes

We will close the Marathon and U.S.-Only Half-Marathon finish line at 2:00 PM and the International Half-Marathon course at 11:30 AM.  A “Last Chance Pacer” will be provided for events. These pacers will travel at the average pace needed to cross the finish line at six and a half hours for the Marathon and four hours for the Half-Marathons. To ensure your safety and to meet all time limits, we have established the following milestones:

Marathon, Disabilities Division and Marathon Relay:

Milestone Mile Marker Kilometer Marker Time of Day You Must Pass The Milestone
Start (W Fort St, west of Cass Ave) 0.0 0.0 7:24 AM
Bridge Entrance (at E Grand Blvd) 1.9 3.1 7:52 AM
Bridge Exit (at Huron Church Rd) 4.2 6.8 8:26 AM
Tunnel Entrance (at Park St E) 6.9 11.1 9:07 AM
Tunnel Exit (at W Jefferson Ave) 8.2 13.1 9:25 AM
Halfway (E Congress St & Bates St) 13.1 21.1 10:38 AM
Indian Village (Goethe St & Iroquois St) 17.3 27.8 11:41 AM
Belle Isle Entrance (at E Jefferson Ave) 19.1 30.7 12:08 PM
Belle Isle Exit (at E Jefferson Ave) 22.7 36.5 1:01 PM
End of Detroit Riverfront (Atwater St & Rivard St) 25.0 40.2 1:35 PM
Finish (W Fort St, west of Cass Ave) 26.2 42.2 1:54 PM

 

International Half-Marathon:

Milestone  Mile Marker  Kilometer Marker  Time of Day You Must Pass The Milestone
Start (W Fort St, west of Cass Ave) 0.0 0.0 7:26 AM
Bridge Entrance (at E Grand Blvd) 1.9 3.1 8:01 AM
Bridge Exit (at Huron Church Rd) 4.2 6.8 8:42 AM
Tunnel Entrance (at Park St E) 6.9 11.1 9:32 AM
Tunnel Exit (at W Jefferson Ave) 8.2 13.1 9:55 AM
Mexican Town (W 18th St & Bagley Ave) 10.8 17.4 10:43 AM
End of Corktown (Brooklyn St & Michigan Ave) 12.0 19.3 11:06 AM
Finish (W Fort St, west of Cass Ave) 13.1 21.1 11:26 AM

 

U.S.-Only Half-Marathon:

Milestone Mile Marker Kilometer Marker  Time of Day You Must Pass The Milestone
Start (Cadillac Square, east of Bates St) 0.0 0.0 10:32 AM
Indian Village (Goethe St & Iroquois St) 4.2 6.8 11:39 AM
Belle Isle Entrance (at E Jefferson Ave) 6.0 9.7 12:08 PM
Belle Isle Exit (at E Jefferson Ave) 9.6 15.4 1:05 PM
End of Detroit Riverfront (Atwater St & Rivard St) 11.9 19.2 1:42 PM
Finish (W Fort St, west of Cass Ave) 13.1 21.1 2:02 PM

NOTE: If at any time you fall behind these milestone times, you can either board a bus to be transported back to the Start/Finish area or be asked to move to the sidewalk and finish the race unsupported. Roads will start to incrementally open after these milestones are passed.