Our 2019 participant shirts are in! If you haven’t already gotten a sneak peek of our shirts in the Detroit Marathon Runners or Rookie Round-up Facebook groups, we are so excited to share some pictures of our race staff wearing them here! Inspired by the Ambassador Bridge and the Spirit of Detroit, the international landmarks appear on the back of the shirts. If you’re running a Sunday race (Full Marathon, International Half-Marathon, U.S.-Only Half-Marathon, Five-person Marathon Relay, The Wonder, and The Supreme), your shirt will feature the Ambassador Bridge. If you’re running a Saturday race (1-Mile, 5k, and Temptation), your shirt will feature the Spirit of Detroit. Every shirt will showcase the distance on the front and back of the shirt!
Check out the shirts below, modeled by our own Marathon Staff!
- Each event has a unique shirt, showcasing the distance and name of the event on the front and back.
- All shirts will be long-sleeved.
- Each shirt is from New Balance and made of a technical, dry-fit fabric (Kids Fun Run shirts will be a cotton blend).
- Shirts are gender-specific sizing, each with a crewneck cut.
- The shirts will either be Outer Space or Summer Fog.
Let us guess what you’ll say next…
These shirts are awesome! I can’t wait to get mine!
Thanks! We’ve been working on them since late February and are so excited to share them with you! Special shout-out to our designer, Kevin, who worked tirelessly on them.
How’s the sizing?
Great question! The women’s shirts run a little small and the men’s shirts run a little big this year. All models above are wearing either a women’s medium or men’s large.
I’m running a Motor City Challenge race. What do I get?
You’ll get shirts specifically designed for you with your distance on them! You’ll also get a cool CCC goodie bag- any guesses what CCC stands for?!
Can I see or update the size shirt I picked during registration?
You bet! Click on this link to update your sizing on our registration platform. Just follow the instructions to edit your registration details. You can update your shirt size as many times as you want until August 26th!
Do you offer a shirt exchange at the Expo?
Yes! We added a shirt exchange area to our Health & Fitness Expo last year. When you pick up your bib and race bag, volunteers will give you the shirt requested on your registration. If you need to change it, just head to the shirt exchange area near the exit of the Expo. We’ll get you hooked up with whatever sizes we have on hand.
I’m not sure if I like these…
Here’s some outtakes of our models jumping a running…. they should clearly leave the running to you.
But really, there are TONS of fun extras that we hope you like! This year’s race bag will include a Race Wrap (or buff, as they’re often referred to) and gloves. Plus, this year’s medals are going to be THE BEST YET. And we’re not just saying that. They’re seriously off the hook.