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Can I transfer/defer my registration?

Instructions on how to transfer your registration to a different race or new person.

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How do corrals work?

We use a wave technique to send off participants on race day. We currently place…

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When will the race start?

Make sure you're on time for the start!

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Do I really need a passport?

If you're an international runner, then yes. Read more about the rules here.

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How do I edit my registration?

Information on how to edit your bib name, predicted pace, shirt size and more.

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How do I get my race packet?

Information on packet pick-up for each event listed here.

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Will there be water/sports drinks/gel along the course?

Absopure water, Gatorade and energy gel from RUNdetroit will be provided along the course.

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Can someone else pick up my event bag and bib at the Expo?

ONLY participants of the U.S.-Only Half-Marathon, Marathon Relay Legs 3-5, 5K or Kids Fun Run…

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Can I carry my own water or backpack?

Information on carrying fluids through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.

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What if I got married and my passport is in my maiden name?

Just make sure you bring your marriage certificate and your passport to packet pick-up.

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How long do I have to finish the race?

Each race has a specific time limit.

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Where should I park?

Maps, directions and more available for our runners.

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How can I update my predicted pace?

Your predicted pace helps us assign your starting corral and wave. Learn how to update…

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Can I run with my child in the Kids Fun Run?

Yes, one parent or guardian may run with their child.

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What is the cancellation policy?

Entry fees are non-refundable.

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What is registration insurance?

It's available when you register for any of our events!

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Is there an age requirement to run at any of the events?

Age requirements and ranges for each of our events.

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Can I run a leg of the Marathon Relay and still run another event?

Yes! But make sure you follow these instructions...

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Can a family member/friend/dog cross the finish line with me?

For the safety of all, only registered participants can cross the finish line.

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What’s up with the M-10? Will The Lodge freeway close?

The Lodge will begin to close around 4:00 AM at the I-75 Interchange on race…

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When does the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel close?

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will close between the hours of 6:45 AM to 10:00 AM on…

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Does the Ambassador Bridge close?

The Ambassador Bridge will have restricted traffic from the hours of 5:45 AM to 9:00…

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Why is the Ambassador Bridge congested?

Just like rush hour, there are sometimes traffic jams.

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Why does my GPS not match up with the course?

Detroit's buildings and other factors influence GPS signals.

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Will my gps tracker work over the bridge or under the tunnel?

Your GPS tracker will most likely lose signal in the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.

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What if I’m not a citizen of U.S. or Canada? What documents do I need?

Please verify documentation for all countries you are traveling to and from.

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What are the “Rules of Fair Play”?

We conduct our events under USA Track & Field (USATF) guidelines.

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Is this race Certified and/or Sanctioned?

Yes, our course is certified each year. We are not a sanctioned race.

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What are your course records?

These runners were flying!

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What is an Enhanced Driver’s License?

A fancier Driver's License from the Michigan Secretary of State.

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Do you partner with any charities?

We partner with over 40 official charities each year.

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Do all finishers receive a medal?

Yes, all finishers get some awesome bling.

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What’s the weather like?

It's Michigan, folks.

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Are strollers or joggers allowed?

Because of safety concerns strollers, bicycles, pets or animals of any kind, rollerblades and skateboards…

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Can I wear headphones?

We encourage you to leave your jams at home and enjoy the sounds of Motown.

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How far is my hotel from the start/finish line?

If you're staying in Downtown Detroit, you most likely can walk to our start/finish line.

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What is a wave start?

We will use this technique to send off runners from our start line.

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Why aren’t there any timing clocks out on the course?

There are two timing clocks strategically placed along the full marathon course.

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What about your participant shirts?

All participants receive a long-sleeve, technical shirt.

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