Detroit Free Press Marathon

Detroit Free Press Marathon

Oct. 14, 2022 Detroit, Michigan

Road Running Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, Virtual Marathon, Virtual Half Marathon, Virtual 5K

About the race

The Detroit Free Press Marathon has a storied history, and we’re excited for you to join the tale.

In 1978, Neal Shine watched the Falmouth Road Race and was overwhelmed by the event. As managing editor of the Detroit Free Press he suggested the newspaper sponsor a similar event in Detroit. Since then race directors, staff, volunteers, sponsors and participants alike have helped grow the event into Michigan’s largest (and we argue best) road race.

From then participants from Michigan, the United States and all over the world have traveled each year to Detroit to run with us. Elite runners and casual walkers alike, it has become an event the encompasses people from all walks of life.

From the new runner to the more seasoned marathoner, our race has something for everyone. And with multiple distance events available including marathon, half-marathon, disabilities & relay divisions, 5k walk/run, Compettive 1-Mile and a Kids Fun Run, our goal is to give every participant a once-in-a-lifetime experience…every year! The only way we can make an event like this happen is with the phenomenal support of race volunteers and the generosity of our sponsors.

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