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

Find Your Bib Number

Posted on: October 8, 2013

Bib numbers COMING SOON! 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. Health & Fitness Expo Cobo Center Macomb Hall … 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

runcoach Training Program

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We've partnered with runcoach to provide the Official Training Program for the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon. Enter your running background information, race distance and current fitness level to create a 100% customized training plan. Miss a week? Recalculate your schedule and get back on track instantly. Their patented system will design the perfect plan for you to get you to the starting line in peak form. Track your progress along the way and watch the interactive schedule adjust to … Read More

Keep the Memories Running

Posted on: November 26, 2012

the perfect gift for runners on your list – or, better yet, you! Know someone who ran the 2012 Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon, Half-Marathon, Relay or 5k? FinisherPix has action shots of each runner, as well as personalized video clips from different angles at the Finish Line. Just enter the name or bib number of the runner and you'll be directed to a gallery of options. For a limited time, enter discount code FPXMAS12 for 20% off your order. … Read More

2013 Marathon Planning Twitter Chat

Posted on: November 7, 2012

Starting at 9:00 AM on Thursday, November 8, the Marathon staff will be kicking off plans for the 2013 Detroit Free Press Marathon. We'd love to hear your feedback, as well as give you a little peek into what's in store for next year. Find us on Twitter at @FreepMarathon and by following the hashtag #DetMarathon13. Answer questions, share your thoughts and spur new ideas on any of the topics below. Together, let's make next year's race one we'll never … Read More

Unofficial 2012 Race Results

Posted on: October 22, 2012

Unofficial race results for the 35th Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon are now available. Official race results will be announced at a later date. Thank you for participating in this year's race. Our goal is to give every participant an extraordinary experience. This could not have happened without the tremendous support of our race volunteers and the generosity of our sponsors. Congratulations on your achievements and we look forward to seeing you next year on October 20, 2013. Unofficial Results … Read More

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