New Half-Marathon title sponsors

Posted on: January 26, 2012

The Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon announced today that the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers (MDCD) will be the title sponsor of this year’s International and U.S.-Only Half-Marathon races. Also announced today is that finishers in all events will receive a commemorative medal prominently featuring a 1953 classic Corvette. “The half-marathon distance is the largest and most popular event we produce,” said Rich Harshbarger, executive race director. “We are proud to have one of the most popular and iconic brands in … Read More

New U.S.-Only Half-Marathon Course in 2012

Posted on: December 20, 2011

DETROIT FREE PRESS/TALMER BANK MARATHON ADDS U.S.-ONLY HALF-MARATHON COURSE IN 2012 Organizers of the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon, the world’s only race to cross international borders twice, announced today the addition of a U.S.-Only Half-Marathon course. The U.S.-Only Half-Marathon will be run on the back half of the Full Marathon course and begin after the majority of runners have crossed the mid-point. Course plans, start times and other details are in development. “Next year, half-marathoners will have the opportunity … Read More

Talmer Bank to sponsor marathon for 2 years

Posted on: December 13, 2011

The 35th edition of the Free Press Marathon officially will be known as the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon. Race organizers announced Wednesday that Talmer Bank and Trust would be the co-title sponsor for the next two years. Talmer Bank also sponsored last month’s event, which featured a record field of 20,940 runners, walkers, wheelers and handcyclists for the marathon, half marathon, 5-person relay and 5K run/walk that compose one of the city’s signature events. “Talmer Bank and Trust is … Read More

Finishers’ Certificates are ready

Posted on: October 30, 2011

Click here to download your Finisher Certificate from 2011! 2011 Results are available by clicking here . 2010 Results 2009 Results 2008 Results 2007 Results 2006 Results 2005 Results 2004 Results 2003 Results 2002 Results 2001 Results: Marathon 2 Person Relay 5 Person Wheelchair Marathon Walk 5K

Congratulations to our 2011 participants!

Posted on: October 17, 2011

Congratulations! You did it! Do you have your 2011 medal on display yet? Click here to see shadow boxes created for the events by Lasting Commemoratives. Also, if you haven’t already, visit to see photos of yourself on Sunday October, 16! If you missed your chance at the Health & Fitness Expo for official Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon merchandise, you can still order it online! Click here for official New Balance gear. Click here to order more official … Read More

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