Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023
Most of the below information is for the 2022 Marathon. The 2023 approach will be similar, so we’re keeping the 2022 information live for context. But please check back for updates as registration opens and the marathon weekend approaches.
Registration for 2023 events begins at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1. Register here. Ensure lowest prices by registering early!
All participants of the Detroit Free Press Marathon must be 16 years of age or older by race day to participate.
The 2022 Marathon route includes some of the most dramatic improvements to the course in the race’s 45-year history. First, we’re back to running internationally after a two-year pause. Plus, we’ve added signature Detroit features like the Woodbridge neighborhood, the District Detroit, Eastern Market, the Dequindre Cut and a finish line at the foot of Campus Martius. (All courses will require municipal approval and USATF measurement.)
With a wave start, participants are sent off at three-minute intervals beginning at 7 a.m., which eases congestion in those early miles. Groups are based on the projected pace indicated on the registration form, so an accurate response is necessary.
The Marathon map PDF is here. The Marathon turn-by-turn instructions are here.