Runner's Guide to Detroit Races


Runner’s Guide to Detroit Races

Get ready to run…

The Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon is Sunday, October 20th. The one-of-a-kind event takes runners across the Ambassador Bridge and through two countries. Whether you’re ready for the 26.2 mile run or looking to stretch your legs, hit the pavement at these Detroit running events.


PurpleStride Detroit
Saturday, May 11
Distance(s): 5K | 10K
Location: Detroit Riverfront
Cost: $35-50

Detroit Riverfront Run
Saturday, June 8 
Distance(s): 5K | 10K
Location: Detroit Riverfront
Cost: $35-50

Motor City Triathlon
Sunday, June 23
Distance(s): Biking/swimming/biking
Location: Belle Isle
Cost: $50-110

Escape to Belle Isle
Saturday, July 20
Distance(s): 2mi | 5K | 10K
Location: Belle Isle
Cost: $35-40

Ice Cream Sundae 15/5k
Sunday, July 21 
Distance(s): 5K | 15K
Location: Belle Isle
Cost: $30-79

Night Run Nation
Saturday, July 20
Distance(s): 1mi
Location: Ford Field
Cost: $30-60

Give and Get Fit
Sunday, July 28
Distance(s): 5K | 10K and 3 fitness classes
Location: Detroit Riverfront
Price: $30-40

Bridging the Gap
Saturday, August 3
Distance(s): 1mi | 5K | 10K
Location: Detroit Riverfront
Cost: $15-45

Michigan Championships
Sunday, September 1
Distance(s): 3.3mi | 6.6mi and biking/swimming
Location: Belle Isle
Cost: $45-110

The American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon 
Sunday, September 15 
Distance(s): 5K | 10K | half marathon
Location: Belle Isle
Price: $41-95

Detroit Undy Run 
Saturday, September 14
Distance(s): 5K
Location: Detroit Riverfront
Price: $30-40

Growler Gallop Atwater 
Sunday, September 29
Distance(s): 5K | 10mile
Location: Atwater Brewery
Price: $37-$62

Freedom to Soar 
Saturday, October 12
Distance(s): 5K | 10K
Location: Belle Isle

Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon
Saturday, October 19 + Sunday, October 20
Distance(s): 5K | half marathon | marathon
Location: Detroit Riverfront
Price: $20-$375


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Due to COVID-19, most events and venues have been cancelled and closed.

We will continue to keep you updated on events as they resume their normal scheduling.

In the meantime, we highly suggest you confirm the dates and details
for each event with the venue itself prior to attending.