Registration Now Open

The 2014 Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon is officially open.

Our marathon course offers international appeal, traversing both downtown Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, crossing the border at both the Ambassador Bridge and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. You will run through historic neighborhoods, around beautiful Belle Isle, and along the spectacular RiverWalk. The shared start-finish area on W. Fort St. at Second Ave., near Detroit Free Press operations, has enabled organizers to combine resources and improve runner and spectator experiences alike.

Manage MY Registration

Find My Registration – Search for and confirm my registration.

Edit My Registration – Edit information including your address, bib personalization, predicted finish time and more.

Transfer My Registration – Change events or transfer my registration to someone else for a $20 transfer fee. Be sure to read about transfers in our FAQ page for more details about the process. All transfers must occur before August 25, 2014.

Donations & Fundraising – Donate to or fundraise on behalf of our official charity partners.

Registration Prices

These events do sell out, so you’ll want to take advantage of reduced rates and guaranteed participation by registering as soon as possible.

All registration prices are final and non-refundable. If you need to change your race event, and we have not reached capacity in that event, see our FAQs for the process.

Event Total Capacity Final Rate 5/20-8/25*
Marathon 7,000 $130
Marathon – Handcycle 15 $130
Marathon – Pushrim 5 $130
International Half-Marathon 16,300 $115
U.S.-Only Half-Marathon 1,500 $110
Marathon Relay (teams) 600 $375
5K 2,800 $40
Kids Fun Run 500 $15

Note: Should we reach capacity in any of the events before registration ends, we reserve the right to close registration without notice.
*U.S.-Only Half-Marathon, 5K and Kids Fun Run to remain open until sell-out or September 30, 2014.

International Event Participants

If you have committed or been convicted of a criminal offense, you may not be allowed to enter Canada. Criminal offenses include both minor and serious offenses such as theft, assault, dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Please consult our International Requirements page prior to registering for more information, as well as how to potentially overcome your inadmissibility.

Cancellation Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable. That means that once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not transfer your entry to another year. Since the events are international, it is a federal offense to cross borders illegally. Therefore, do not give your number to another person. It is each participant’s responsibility to provide proper documentation while picking up their packet.

The Marathon, in accordance with management executives, city officials and local law enforcement has the authority to cancel any of the events for emergency purposes such as, but not limited to, inclement weather or threat of terrorism. If such emergency conditions force cancellation, refunds cannot be provided since funds will have been spent in preparation for Race Day. T-shirts will be distributed.

*When you place your order for a t-shirt, we will make every effort to provide you the size requested. However, shirts are ordered months in advance of the event, based on estimates. Therefore, we may not have enough of every size available at the Expo, We advise you to arrive early in order to guarantee your size.

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