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For the Love of Breathing

For the Love of Breathing

A guest blog post by 2021 race ambassador, Robyn Childers

 

As a yoga teacher, marathon runner and health and wellness coach, there is no topic I find more important or fascinating than “Breath.” Breathing is living. It is a vital function of life. Breath development has been a source of interest for me since I was a young child. As someone who suffered with severe childhood asthma, I recall feeling afraid due to my breath becoming short when I began participating in high-intensity sports,  erupting into coughing fits and occasional dizzy spells. (more…)

Running and Recovery

A Long Winding Road to Running and Recovery

A guest blog post from 2021 Race Ambassador, Caroline Brooks.

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Rookie Giveaway!

For the month of April, we are giving all rookies the chance to win! Every rookie who signs up from now until April 30, 2021, will automatically be given the chance to win one of two prize packs from us including the new book “Marathoner” by Matthew Huff and other great Detroit swag!

Already registered or looking for another way to enter? Check out our Instagram page for another way to win!

Celebrating Women: Meet our Race Director

Barbara Bennage, Detroit Free Press marathon executive race director, has her portrait taken at the Michigan.com offices in downtown Detroit on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019.

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Why Run A Marathon?

Why Run A Marathon?

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Celebrate 313 Day with 3.13 Detroit Route

We like to think of March 13th as a day to celebrate Detroit, it is 313 Day after all. Whether you are near or far, we hope you’ll commemorate 313 Day by running, walking, or wheeling 3.13 miles and tagging us in your posts (@freepmarathon). As an added bonus, we have also created three marathon-inspired 3.13 mile loops to try out and get you excited for participating in one of our events this Fall!

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Run with Local Support

Whether you have been a runner for years, or you are new to the long-distance running game, we all know that there is power in numbers. Joining a running club can have many mental and physical benefits. You can find other people like you, gain local knowledge, give yourself a sense of competition, get advice, find new events to participate in or even motivation to keep training (especially right now).

We are fortunate enough to not only have several running clubs in the metro-Detroit area, but also, clubs that serve a greater purpose. Check out their spotlights below and see if one of them is right for you:

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Runner Spotlight: Ella Willis

This Black History Month, we just wanted to take a moment to celebrate Ella Willis. At 63- years-old, Willis has been running for 54 years and has been dubbed by some “Detroit’s Queen of the Marathon.”

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When the Marathon Was Run on Belle Isle By Dr. Edward Kozloff

The Detroit Free Press International Marathon was to have celebrated the 43rd annual race on October 17th this year.  The race starts near downtown Detroit, crosses the Ambassador Bridge into Canada, continues through downtown Windsor, returning back to the United States through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, continuing through historic parts of the city to the finish.  It is the only race to offer two international border crossings. (more…)

9 Reasons Why you Should Fundraise as Part of your Race!

1. Doing Good Feels Great

It’s a well-known fact that running releases ‘happy’ hormones, as does helping people or supporting a worthwhile cause. So do both and feel great!

2. Get Motivated

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