WELCOME, RUNNERS AND WALKERS!
We’re thrilled that you’ll be joining us for the Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess Run. Read on for all the important information you’ll need to help you get ready for the big day. Please check back here frequently for updates, and if you plan to print this guide, please wait until the day before the race as some information may change.
Race Day Info
Race Day Info
Hudson Mills is located at 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter, MI 48130. There is plenty of parking! The fee to enter the park is $10, but you can save 20% and time entering the park by purchasing your pass early HERE. If you pre-purchase, you can pick up your pass at our Health and Wellness Expotique on May 11. This is the only option, they will not be mailed. For details on daily parking and annual permits please click here. The race will start at the Activity Center.
THE EXCITEMENT STARTS SATURDAY!
Your race weekend kicks off with our Women’s Health & Fitness Expotique on Saturday, May 11, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 2|42 Community Center located at 648 S Wagner Rd. in Ann Arbor.
This free event is open to both participants and the public!
Visit vendors such as Probility Physical Therapy, Detroit Metal Works, Beecause Charms, Two Turtle Gloves, Goddess Merch, RF Events, and many more!
Learn about our featured charity, Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MIOCA), fundraising through the Ann Arbor Goddess Run, and ready to connect with you at the Expo.
Pick up your race packet … or register if you haven’t already done so.
Along with fabulous vendors, we have a great lineup of educators, instructors, and speakers – all are COMPLIMENTARY for registered participants:
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Krava Maga
Krav Maga is is a military self-defense and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli security forces. It is also a fantastic skill for regular people to have! We are thrilled to have Suzanne Dougherty in Ann Arbor for the weekend to lead a complimentary self defense class for us! Suzanne is ann instructor of KRAV MAGA, marathoner, mom, and founder of Philadelphia-based Haven Defense. You will walk away from this session empowered and more confident!
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Jacob Henriksen Saved His Own Life With a Fat Bike
Hear Jacob Henrikson tell his story about how he signed up for a bike race which started an incredible fitness journey. He went from the back of the pack to lead bike!
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – O’Varyimportant Messages from Trisha
Trisha Goodridge is an ovarian cancer survivor and has gone above and beyond to spread the message of the early warning signs of ovarian cancer and shares the many tidbits people should know and simply do not know. Trisha will also take us along on her amazing cross country adventure to spread hope and awareness.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Del Baldwin, owner of Delirium Fitness, will talk about the importance of cross-training and “mixing it up” when it comes to getting fit!
Del’s passion for fitness and changing lives through fitness so contagious—you too just might get delirious!
Delirium Fitness provides circuit training, indoor cycling, yoga, and race training to people of all fitness levels. Currently, they are holding triathlon training for the Tri Goddess Tri on June 23rd. Considering trying a tri? This is the perfect opportunity to get the support and guidance you need!
Space is limited in these classes and workshops so please…..
RESERVE YOUR SPACE FOR SPEAKERS AND WORKSHOPS HERE
The Ann Arbor Sports Commission Kids Run is the same start line as the two other races, starting just before the 5K!
All kids get a shirt, medal, and post-race treats!
Info coming soon.
Your National Anthem Player: Jeff Barnett
Your Announcer – Fitz Koehler
After a clean mammogram this past December, Fitz was surprised to find a lump in her breast just two months later. Soon after, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and has been aggressively fighting it. See her message to us here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2175884959125046
In spite of this sad news, Fitz has been doing what she does best, making noise at races. We are thrilled that she will be at both our Ann Arbor Goddess Run and Women Run the D! She is one of the premier race announcers in America, hosting some of the largest and most prestigious races from coast to coast. Along with inspiration from the microphone at that start and finish lines of races, she teaches millions in person via corporate speaking engagements and seminars in over a dozen countries, Fitz has promoted fitness through every avenue of mass media: books, television, films, radio, magazines, journals, and online and is the founder of Fitzness and of the Morning Mile, a nationwide program aimed at improving children’s fitness.
The Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess Run features pacers provided by the Ann Arbor Track Club. Look for them in the starting area; they’ll be holding signs showing which pace they’ll be running. There will be pacers available at the following paces for the 5K: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00.
Note: it’s perfectly fine to change from one pace to another while out on the course. After all, it’s your race!
Not sure which pace is right for you? Check out this Pace Calculator or talk to the pacers on race morning.
Individual timing tags are affixed to the back of each bib number. Leave the tags on the back of the bib number and pin the bib number to your front torso, so that it is clearly visible on the outside of your clothing.
Bib Quick Tips:
>>Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso
>>Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (do not fold, wrinkle, or remove back tag)
>>Race bib is pinned in all four corners
>>Race bib is not covered (by jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)
>>Your race number should be worn on the front of your shirt and outside of your clothing (that way, the photographers can email you your photos after the race!).
Wondering if you won an award?
You can check several ways:
>>First, note the age groups and award categories on the event website.
>>Check the QR code on your bib with a QR scanner on your phone (if you don’t have one, you can download the app).
>>Visit the results table which will set up by the awards table.
>>Check the “results” tab on the event website.
If you did win an award, you can pick it up at the award table. We know your time is valuable. For this reason, we offer grab-n-go awards. Grab your award, take a moment for the photo opp on the podium, then go!
For those visiting the Ann Arbor area for this race, visit Destination Ann Arbor’s website for information on hotels, restaurants, and other fun attractions and activities. We hope you enjoy your stay and race in our wonderful and unique city! You can also find more information on Destination Ann Arbor’s social media below.