Live Track Runners

Posted on: October 20, 2012

Spectators and participants can live track runners on race day through the Detroit Free Press Marathon App or through our Live Tracking website. Simply enter in the name or bib number of the person you're following and track their progress in real time (according to time mats). Runners can also share their results via Twitter through both the App and Live Tracking site. Spread the word about your great accomplishment! Marathon App Live Tracking Site

Bib Numbers Now Available!

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Bib numbers are in! Follow the link below and enter your first and last name to look up your number. You will need your bib number to receive your packet at the Health & Fitness Expo on October 19 from 3:00-8:00 PM or October 20 from 10:00 AM-7:00 PM at Cobo Center, Macomb Hall, One Washington Boulevard Detroit, MI 48226. Find Your Bib Don’t forget to let your family and friends know your bib number. They can use the Detroit … Read More

Show Us Your Sign Facebook Contest

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Think you have a clever or inspiring sign for race day? Prove it by uploading a photo in our Facebook page contest. Get the most votes and you could win one of three prizes. Enter Now Official Rules: Show Us Your Sign Photo Contest NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The Show Us Your Sign Photo … Read More

October 20th Pasta Dinner Announced

Posted on: October 5, 2012

Mark your calendars! Fort Street Presbyterian Church will be hosting a pasta dinner the night before the race from 5:00-8:00 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Proceeds will benefit the Fort Street Open Door Homeless Program. Fort Street Presbyterian Church 631 W. Fort, Detroit (corner of Fort & Third, at the start-finish line) (313) 961-4533

Run to Save with Our Sponsors!

Posted on: September 24, 2012

Co-title sponsor Talmer Bank and Trust has partnered with our official gear sponsor, New Balance, for an opportunity to “Run to Save.” Download a coupon good for $10 off New Balance merchandise. Or, sweeten the deal! Sign up for Talmer Bank and Trust online banking, direct deposit, or open an ATM/Debit card – and receive a coupon for $25 off New Balance merchandise. Talmer Bank and Trust has many locations to serve your financial needs. Visit to find one … Read More

Cruise the Course Tour

Posted on: September 21, 2012

Want a sneak peek of the course prior to race day? Or maybe your family and friends are curious to see where you’ll be running? Back again for the third year is our Cruise the Course tour by bus. Our friends at D:Hive will guide you along 20 miles of the Marathon Course and include an insider’s perspective of Detroit to runners, family and friends. Make plans to block off an hour’s time during the Health & Fitness Expo on … Read More

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

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