Meet our 2018 Race Ambassador Team!

We’re so excited to welcome 16 new Race Ambassadors to our Detroit Marathon family! They may range in age, pace and background, but together they are dedicated to seeing and helping our runners and walkers succeed. Make sure to connect with them on social media for race tips, tricks and info, as well as discounts, giveaways and more!

They shared with us their 2018 running goals – connect with them and share yours!

Danielle Bohn | Waterford, MI

I am always working toward a new PR, but I am really just excited to be back in Detroit again! It has been four years since I ran my first marathon in Detroit and I have grown so much as a runner since then! Blog | Instagram


Craig Bondy | Windsor, ON

In 2018 I want to make new friends and have fun – soak up all the fun this time! **Craig is one of our returning Race Ambassadors from 2017! Twitter | Instagram



Meagan Brooks | Detroit, MI

My 2018 goal is to complete the U.S.-Only Half-Marathon in two hours or less, volunteering and making new friends in the running community and taking time to motivate and inspire others on their journeys! Twitter | Instagram


Angela Carron | Canton, MI

My 2018 goal is to just have FUN! Maybe pace a friend to a BQ or NYC qualifying time, run with a “greenie,” or run my fastest Detroit marathon ever! We’ll see what opportunities might fall in my lap through summer training! Instagram


Scott Fitzpatrick | Rockford, MI

I’ve got a two-fold goal this year in the International Half. First is to break two hours, and the other is to be at the end to cheer my wife, and our friend, on as they finish their first half marathon.  Facebook



Mandi Florip | Waukegan, IL

My goal for the 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon is to finish with a Boston qualifying time and experience the great City of Detroit with my family in a whole new way! I’ve always found that running a city creates a very special bond between the runner and the city streets, residents, fellow runners, race staff and volunteers.  Instagram


Megan Hammis | Saginaw, MI

In 2018 I am looking forward to meeting new running friends, volunteering and finishing the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank International Marathon in under six hours! BlogTwitter | Instagram



Ana Hotaling | Chelsea, MI

My 2018 goal is to relax and enjoy the full experience: the neighborhoods, the spectators, and the Ambassador Bridge and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. However, my goal might turn into running the Half-Marathon in 1:45:00. Twitter | Instagram


David Howard | Whitmore Lake, MI

My 2018 goal is to pay it forward. This race has done so much for my health and confidence, that I want to encourage others to join. I want to help those who are participating have a great experience. I would love to crack two hours for the International Half-Marathon too! FacebookInstagram


Jeph Maagdeleyn | Windsor, ON

After health problems caused me to struggle last year, I was able to interact lots with the crowd. This year I want to use that amazing crowd support to come back even stronger. **Jeph is one of our returning Race Ambassadors from 2017! Blog |Twitter | Instagram


Kate Milz | Royal Oak, MI

My 2018 goal is to break a 5-hour marathon, even if it is only 4:59, and always making new friends.  Facebook | Instagram



Michael Mistak of Miles4Milestones | Plymouth, MI

My 2018 goals are to make my fitness the consistent priority that I want and need in my life, make new connections within the larger Detroit running community and beat my half-marathon PR that I set at the 2013 International Half-Marathon (2:15:17). Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Sara Plumstead of Michigan Marathoner | Beverly Hills, MI

My 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon goal is to break 3:00:00! Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram



Kelly Priem of Run, Eat, Be Happy | Mason, OH

My 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon goal is to finish the race, with a smile on my face, faster than I ran it last year! Blog | Facebook | Twitter



Alice St. James | Clinton Township, MI

I have some time goals in mind for the International Half-Marathon but my biggest goals are to really enjoy and soak up the Detroit experience, get involved, meet some new people and show my five kids that age 50 is just a number!  Twitter | Instagram


Cathy Walker of Malden Park Runners | Windsor, Ontario

To run a marathon with a couple friends and hopefully to requalify for Boston 2020!  Facebook




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