Update February 20, 2021.

While there is not a lot of new information to share regarding our upcoming event and COVID-19, we felt it was important to continue to update you on a monthly basis as we promised. We are cautiously moving forward with plans to hold our event October 15-17, 2021.

As we work with city, state, border officials, and our medical team at Henry Ford Health System, we’re committed to providing a safe and successful experience for you in 2021. At this time, we do not believe that we need to make any drastic measures as we are still feeling hopeful about the strides being made every day to end the pandemic. We are committed to providing another update for you late March and encourage everyone to stay warm, stay safe and keep moving.

2021 Registration Opening Announcement

Hello Detroit Free Press Marathon Family,

While we all adapted to producing and participating in events virtually, we are hopeful and excited to bring athletes of all abilities back to the streets of Detroit and Windsor for the 2021 Detroit Free Press Marathon weekend, scheduled for October 16 and 17.  Marathon weekend has always been filled with an unmatched energy from the community, volunteers and participants, which we look forward to feeling again next October.  Registration will open on January 1 for all distances both in-person and virtually.


2020 Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon

Detroit’s Marathon Weekend is not just any weekend. It’s a celebration of athleticism, perseverance, community and the best Detroit has to offer. In March when our world as we knew it seemed to change, we were hopeful that we would be able to run together in October.  As time has gone on, it has become clear to us that this will not be the case.  It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing we will not be gathering together at the start line this year. (more…)

Update June 24, 2020.

As we have stated previously, we are still monitoring the situation closely and working with our local, state, federal and international public safety officials. (more…)

Update May 21, 2020.

As stated in April, we are committed to providing monthly updates to the status of our October race weekend.  (more…)

Update April 22, 2020.

We are closely monitoring the current COVID-19 situation as it relates to Detroit and the greater community by maintaining a line of communication with our local, state, federal and international public safety officials. (more…)