Packet Pick-Up and Timing

Race Packet Pick-Up and Mailing:

From Thursday, October 8 to Tuesday, October 13 we will be offering five in-person packet pick-up options for those located in metro Detroit! Attending these in-person packet pick-up options is the only and easiest way to ensure you will have your packet before race weekend!

For 2020 only: Since we don’t need to check your passports this year, you can also pick up any loved one’s packets as well! Just have their information ready at the time of your packet pick up!

Check out all locations and times below:

New Balance Troy
Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 1pm to 6pm
821 E Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48083

Gazelle Sports Birmingham
Friday, October 9, 2020 from 10am to 4pm
99W Maple Rd
Birmingham, MI 48009

Gazelle Sports Northville
Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 10am to 4pm
39737 Traditions Dr
Northville, MI 48168

Playmakers
Monday, October 12, 2020 from 2pm to 7pm
2299 W Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864

RUNdetroit

441 W Canfield St
Detroit, MI 48201
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from noon to 5:30pm

We will be enforcing all efforts to social distance, so please bring a face covering and be prepared to wait in line if necessary to comply with state guidelines.

Participants choosing to pick-up their packets or have them mailed do not need to specify whether they plan to pick-up or wait for their packet to be mailed out. Anyone who does not come to the in-person packet pick-up events will have their packets mailed out at no cost following the conclusion of the last event on October 13, 2020. Once all shipments have been processed, participants who have opted to receive their packets by mail will be notified via email.

How to Submit Your Time:

  1. There are three ways to access your results page:
    1. Find the Results & Photos tile on the Virtual Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon Event App powered by Playmakers found in the App Store or Google Play Store.
    2. Scan the QR Code at the bottom of your bib.
    3. Visit https://www.freepmarathon.com/virtualresults/ and search by your last name to find your individual page.
  2. Once you have located your individual page you will be prompted to select your distance from a drop-down menu and enter your finish time. There is no chip in your bib and you will need to keep track of your time on your own. Upon entering your time you will then be placed into the official leaderboard for your category. Here you will be able to compare yourself to your fellow finishers and download your official finisher certificate.
  3. On the same results page, you will have the opportunity to upload your virtual finish line photos presented by Meijer where you can add on official event overlays and stickers to complete your race day experience!

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