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Whether youre a seasoned marathoner, casual runner or training for your first 5K, we have a race for you. On Saturday, October 20 we kick off our weekend of races with our 5K, Meijer Kids Fun Run and Competitive 1-Mile. Then on Sunday, October 21 the Full Marathon, International Half-Marathon and Marathon Relay kick off our international events. The U.S.-Only Half-Marathon starts shortly after and rounds out our events. New in 2018, The Motor City Challenge Series allows participants to run more than one race during Detroits Marathon Weekend!

How to enter the Detroit Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 42.2km
    $120–$375
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    $115
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  3. 5K

    Run 5km
    $40
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  4. COMPETITIVE 1-MILE

    Run 1mi
    $25
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  5. Kids Fun Run

    Run 1.36km
    $20
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Detroit Marathon routes

Marathon: 

Our marathon course offers international appeal, traversing both downtown Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, crossing the border at both the Ambassador Bridge and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. You will run through historic neighborhoods, around beautiful Belle Isle, and along the spectacular RiverWalk.

With a wave start, smaller groups of participants are sent off at two-minute intervals beginning at 7:00 AM, 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.

Half-Marathon: 

The International Half-Marathon course offers international appeal, traversing both downtown Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, crossing the border at both the Ambassador Bridge and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.

With a wave start, smaller groups of participants are sent off at two-minute intervals beginning at 7:00 AM, 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.

5K:

Our 5K course will take participants along the Detroit Riverwalk, past Milliken State Park/Harbor, past Chene Park and through the historic Rivertown Warehouse District before finishing in front of the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center.

Kids Fun Run:

Because of safety concerns strollers, bicycles, roller-blades and skateboards are not permitted in any of our events, including the Meijer Kids Fun Run.

Event Details

Detroit Marathon weather forecast

Light rain in the afternoon and evening.

56°F
Predicted highs
37°F
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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 12mph

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