What’s New for 2014

Posted on: December 29, 2013

Looks like 2014 is shaping up to be our best race yet! Thanks to your feedback we’ve added many exciting updates to our event already with more announcements in the months to come. Between a new event, new date, new courses, new charities and new ways to fundraise, take a look at some of the things you can expect to see for next year: Save the Dates Health & Fitness Expo – October 17-18, 2014 Race Days – October 18-19, … Read More

2013 Participant Shirt Exchange

Posted on: October 29, 2013

New Balance Detroit stores are taking official race shirt exchanges, in-store only, now through November 30. If you received the wrong size/gender/event, bring your shirt to either store for an exchange. Shirt supplies are limited and will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To our Canadian friends or out-of-state runners only, please call 800-903-0919 for mailing options. Locations: 37606 W. 12 Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48331 (248) 324-0506 821 E. Big Beaver Rd. Troy, MI 48083 (248) 740-9221 … Read More

Watch & Track a Runner

Posted on: October 20, 2013

Watch Live! The Detroit Free Press will be live streaming the Start/Finish Line from 6:30 AM until the end of the race. View their video here and follow their live blog throughout the day. Track a Runner This year’s results and runner tracking can be found at freep.xacte.com. The website is both desktop and mobile friendly, making it accessible from anywhere at anytime. Search for runners Track a runners’ live progress (based on timing mats) View a refreshing leaderboard by … Read More

Find Your Bib Number

Posted on: October 8, 2013

Bib numbers are now available! Follow the link below and enter your first and last name to look up your number. You will need this number to receive your packet at the Health & Fitness Expo. We will also have computers available at the Expo to look up your bib number just in case you forget it! REMEMBER: ALL runners are responsible for picking up their own packets at the Expo. No exceptions. Find Your Bib Health & Fitness Expo … Read More

Important Updates for 2013

Posted on: September 23, 2013

As we begin to finalize the details of race day, please be aware of following changes as it relates to your particular event and overall safety. Course Changes We made a few modifications to the course this year to avoid construction projects planned or underway near the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel in Windsor, Cobo Center and the M1 Light Rail project along Woodward Ave near Campus Martius. Take a look at the updated map and get familiar with our new course prior … Read More

New Start Time for U.S.-Only Half-Marathon

Posted on: August 9, 2013

After a successful introduction of the U.S.-Only Half-Marathon in 2012, we are building on the excitement with updates to the start time and prize money. Thanks to runner feedback and careful runner flow studies, we have moved the start time forward one hour to 10:00 AM. Runners now have four hours to complete the back half of the full marathon course, taking them through Indian Village, along historic Belle Isle and out into the open of Detroit's scenic RiverWalk. Additionally, … Read More

Recommended ID Carrier

Posted on: August 2, 2013

As a reminder, if you are in an event that crosses the U.S./Canada border, and 16 years of age or older, you will need a passport, passport card or enhanced drivers license (“EDL”). U.S. and Canadian children under the age of 16 participating in the Relay will be able to present the original or a copy of their birth certificate or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization or citizenship card. If for any reason (for example, emergency, carrying backpack) … Read More

Training Q&A with Olympian Kate O’Neill Tenforde

Posted on: July 29, 2013

Join us on Tuesday, July 30 from 12:00-1:00 PM for a live Q&A to answer all of your training questions. How often should you run each week? What cross-training activities are the most beneficial? 2004 Olympian Kate O'Neill Tenforde will be available to answer your questions about training or running in general on our Facebook page. Kate currently works with runcoach, our official training program. Tap in to her experience to help you get to race day well-trained, healthy and … Read More

More Space Now Available

Posted on: June 4, 2013

2013 is shaping up to be a record-setting year! Due to early sell-out and overwhelming demand, we are opening an additional 2,500 spots across our events. We are confident that adding these participants will not compromise the safety and experience of the event, but instead create more opportunities for runners to participate in our race. Spots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, so be sure to register as soon as possible, as we will not have a waiting list. You … Read More

New for 2013

Posted on: December 31, 2012

We've been working hard to make 2013 our best race yet! Thanks to your feedback we've added many exciting updates to our event already and plan to keep going in the months to come. Take a look at what you can expect upon registration. Control Your Registration: Make your own registration edits, updates, transfers and more without having to contact the Marathon offices. Of course we'll still be here for you, but this should provide you flexibility if changes occur … Read More

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