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Detroit Free Press Marathon

RACE: Detroit Free Press Marathon

DATE: October 13-15, 2023

LOCATION: Detroit, Michigan

COMMITMENT: Set Your Own Fundraising Goal


In 1978, Neal Shine watched the Falmouth Road Race and was overwhelmed by what he saw. As managing editor of the Detroit Free Press, he suggested the newspaper sponsor something similar in Detroit. Since then, race directors, staff, volunteers, sponsors, and participants have helped grow the event into Michigan’s largest (and best!) road race. Participants from Michigan, the United States, and all over the world travel each year to Detroit to run Detroit.

The race has something for everyone — from elite runners to casual walkers, from seasoned marathoners to newbies. And by offering races in a variety of distances, including a full marathon, two half-marathons, disabilities and relay divisions, a 5k walk/run, a competitive 1-mile and a Kids Fun Run, the goal is to give every participant a once-in-a-lifetime experience … every year!

  • Set Your Own Fundraising Commitment
  • Comprehensive Fundraising Support
  • Herren Project Custom Gear
  • Professional Training Plan from Higher Running

Register and choose Herren Project as your charity of choice when you do!

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