Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 6:50 AM

Registration is now open – learn more about registration here.

On-site registration at our Health & Fitness Expo will not be available for this event.

Age Restriction

All participants of the MPVA Disabilities Division must be 16 years of age or older to participate.

The Course

Our marathon course offers all Detroit has to offer. You will run through historic neighborhoods, around beautiful Belle Isle, and along the spectacular RiverWalk.

View our full marathon course map below, or click here to view more course and event maps.

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of road closures due to construction, we have detours planned and ready to go. Stay tuned to our website, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Time Requirements

You must be able to complete the race in 6.5 from the time the “Last Chance Pacer” crosses the start line. We will close the marathon course at 2:00 PM.

A “Last Chance Pacer” will be provided for your event.  These pacers will travel at the average pace needed to cross the finish line at six and a half hours. Your progress will be monitored throughout the race. If you fall significantly behind the “Last Chance Pacer”, you will be given fair warning to pick up the pace. If you can’t keep pace, you will be required to board a bus following the pacers to be transported back to the Start/Finish area.



Milestone Mile Marker Kilometer Marker Time of Day You Must Pass The Milestone
Start (W Fort St, west of Cass Ave) 0.0 0.0 7:24 AM
WSU Football Stadium (Merrick & Trumbull) 3.2 5.2 8:08 AM
Motown Museum(Grand & Rosa Parks) 4.4 7.1 8:28 AM
Boston-Edison (LaSalle St & Edison St.) 6.1 9.8 8:55 AM
Henry Ford Center for Athletic Medicine (3rd St & Amsterdam) 9.0 14.5 9:42 AM
Halfway (E Congress St & Bates St) 13.1 21.1 10:46AM
Indian Village (Goethe St & Iroquois St) 17.3 27.8 11:41 AM
Belle Isle Entrance (at E Jefferson Ave) 19.1 30.7 12:00 PM
Belle Isle Exit (at E Jefferson Ave) 22.7 36.5 12:54 PM
End of Detroit Riverfront (Atwater St & Rivard St) 25.0 40.2 1:27 PM
Finish (W Fort St, west of Cass Ave) 26.2 42.2 1:46 PM

NOTE: If at any time you fall behind these milestone times, you may be required to board a bus to be transported back to the start-finish area.


All cash prizes in the Wheelchair and Handcycle divisions are based on “clock time” (not chip time). They will be awarded in the following categories:

Place Open Male/Female
Open Male/Female
1st $600 $600
2nd $300 $300
3rd $150 $150