We’re thrilled that you’ll be joining us for the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon. 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.
THE EXCITEMENT STARTS SATURDAY! Your race weekend kicks off with our Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, March 23 from 12 PM to 4 PM at 2/42 Community Center located at 648 Wagner Rd. in Ann Arbor. This free event is open to both participants and the public! Visit vendors such as Probility Physical Therapy, American Home Fitness, Run the City Marathon Retail and many more! Learn about our featured charities, fundraising through the Ann Arbor Marathon and ready to connect with you at the Expo. Pick up your race packet … or register if you haven’t already done so.
If you just can’t make it to the expo, you can also pick up your packet race morning between 6 – 7:15 a.m.
The Packard Health Kids Run is on Saturday, March 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the 2|42 Community Center at 648 Wagner Rd.
The run will be held outdoors so dress appropriately.
All participants will get a commemorative hat and finisher’s medal.
We recommend arriving by 11:15 a.m.
Info coming soon.
Your National Anthem Singer – Jim Diego
Jim Diego is from New York City and is an avid runner, having completed both a half marathon and a full marathon in all fifty states, completing the first round with half marathons in July 2016 after only a little over two years; and the second round for marathons in November 2018 in about four years! He has been highly recognized as a national anthem singer at road races large and small all over the country. Notably, in his home state of New York, he has sung at the start of the 2015, 2017, and 2018 TCS New York City Marathons. As his singing talents began to be recognized at road races, he decided to pursue the challenge of singing the national anthem in all fifty states, accomplishing that feat at the same race he finished fifty states of marathons in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Runners’ World published an article detailing Jim’s journey to running and singing in all 50 states shortly after finishing this challenge! In 2019, he’s shifted his focus to doing international marathons, as well as “bucket list” races – the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon actually falls into this latter category for him, as coming to A2 is somewhat of a homecoming; he went to college at the University of Michigan and graduated with his BS in Architecture in 2006. Though he wasn’t a runner back then, running around the city he knew so well will be quite nostalgic!
Your Announcer – Justin Shelton
A 22 year veteran of DJaying, Justin Shelton has played events large and small; from concerts, art shows and weddings to races, charity events and runway shows.
Shelton earned bachelor degrees from Arizona State University in communications and from Full Sail University in film. During college, Shelton DJ’ed and did play by play for the student radio stations. Since then, Shelton DJayed in Los Angeles for over 15 years while working in film for studios like Warner Bros. Shelton moved to Michigan recently to raise a family.
Lucky for us, that we discovered Shelton as a DJ and spotted a hidden race announcing talent. We invited him to announce at one of our races and we haven’t looked back!
There will be 13 aid stations along the course. All will have water, Gatorade and a portable toilet.
Aid stations will be approximately at miles: 1, 2, 3, 4.5, 5.5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16.5, 17.5, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Gu will be available at miles 4.5, 9, 13, 17.5, 21
The Probility Ann Arbor Marathon features pacers provided by the Ann Arbor Track Club. Stop by and visit the pace team at the Health & Wellness Expo. On race morning, you’ll find the pacers lined up on South Main Street with their pacing signs. Pace groups are based on a wide range of ability levels, starting at a 7:00-minute (3:03) pace and ranging through a 13:30-minute (5:53 pace) and every time in between.
Not sure which pace is right for you? Check out this Pace Calculator or talk to the pacers at the Health & Wellness Expo or on race morning.
Info coming soon!
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!