In its 37th year, Marathon organizers offer events across the entire weekend.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DETROIT FREE PRESS/TALMER BANK MARATHON ENHANCES SCHEDULE FOR 2014
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct.14, 2014 – The Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon, the only marathon to cross international borders twice, celebrates its 37th year with an enhanced schedule. This year, the updated schedule features events throughout the entire weekend, starting Friday, Oct. 17, and running through Sunday, Oct. 19. The Health and Fitness Expo starts Friday and continues Saturday, the American Home Fitness 5K and Meijer Kids Fun Run will bring nearly 3,000 runners and walkers to Detroit on Saturday morning, and more than 27,300 will participate in the six events on Sunday, including half- and full marathons, the disabilities division marathon, a marathon relay and an afterparty. The Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon events offer participants even more opportunities to experience the scenic views of Detroit and Windsor.
“This year’s marathon is on track to be one of the best. With nine events, we have the opportunity to include participants of many ages and abilities. Our goal is to provide an excellent experience for those who travel near and far to participate, while showcasing what Detroit has to offer,” said Barbara Bennage, executive race director of the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon. “The Ambassador Bridge and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel; historic neighborhoods of Corktown, Mexicantown and Indian Village; riverfronts in Windsor and Detroit; and the natural beauty of Belle Isle are just some of the many reasons we attract runners from 48 states and 19 countries.”
The 2014 schedule features:
- Health and Fitness Expo – The Expo will host more than 90 exhibitors at Cobo Center and will provide the opportunity to see the latest in running gear and technology, pick up race packets and 2014 Marathon gear, and hear from informative speakers on health and fitness topics. Friday, Oct. 17, 2-8 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. American Home Fitness 5K – This event Saturday morning takes runners along the Detroit RiverWalk, through the William G. Milliken State Park & Harbor and the Rivertown Warehouse District before finishing near Rivard Plaza. Saturday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m.
- Meijer Kids Fun Run – Kids ages four through 12 can participate in this half- or one- mile fun run/walk near the Detroit RiverWalk. Saturday, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m.
- Disabilities Division – In this event, handcycle and pushrim participants navigate the half- or full marathon course. Sunday, Oct. 19, 6:58 a.m.