Athlete Guide: Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, 5K 2022

Epic Women Run the D Athlete Guide 2022

☆Information will be updated to the current year 2 weeks prior to race day.☆


Located on the promenade (2nd floor) at the Guardian Building, located at 500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226.



Located at Sunset Dr, Detroit, MI 48207.



7:55 KIDS’ 200M DASH


8:00 A.M. 13.1, 10K, 5K START


We know your time is precious, so we offer “Grab-n-Go” Awards. If you are an overall or age-group award winner (see award section for details), before heading out, stop by the podium, grab your award (don’t miss the photo-op), and go!

THE EXCITEMENT STARTS SATURDAY! Your race weekend kicks off with our Expotique on Saturday, September 17 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on the promenade (2nd floor) at the Guardian Building, located at 500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226.

If you just can’t make it to the Expotique, you can also pick up your packet race morning between 6:30 a.m.– 7:45 a.m. by the start line.

Please have your QR code from your confirmation email ready for scanning at packet pickup. Can’t find it?  Send another confirmation to yourself following THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

Marissa Solomon and Schuyler Robinson are Michigan-bred, Brooklyn-based comedians who write, host and perform comedy all around New York.

Together, they host the popular monthly show Aunt Sassy, showcasing women and LGBTQ+ comedians. They also like to run sometimes.

We are thrilled you will be joining us virtually…. here are some things for you to know:


Packets: All packets will be mailed Monday after the race unless you choose to pick yours up at the expotique.

Where to run or walk: You may walk or run any course at any time you wish.  If you choose to run the actual race course, consider using RaceJoy to add a little fun.  You can see details in the Racejoy tab on this Athlete Guide.

Submitting your results: Virtual racing is all about doing it your way so it is not mandatory to submit your results, but we do encourage it… just for fun!  To submit your results, please CLICK HERE.  You may also use the button above.

Happy Goddess Racing and hope to see you in person sometime soon!

If you enabled notifications during the registration process, you will receive a text message with your results shortly after finishing the race. You will also be able to check your results using the QR code on your bib shortly after you finish the race.

All results will be posted under the “results” tab at www.womenrunthed.com.

Wondering if you won an award?

You can check several ways:

  • Overall awards are given to first overall female in each of the races
  • Age-group awards are given to top 5 in each 5-year female age group (20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34….)
  • Check the QR code on your bib with a QR scanner on your phone
  • 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 op on the podium, then go!

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!).

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Belle Isle
Sunset Dr, Detroit, MI 48207


We will not have a shuttle from the hotel.  Parking on Belle Isle is easy peasy as long as you are informed!

A State Park permit, or Recreation Passport is needed to enter the park.

The Recreation Passport is your key to accessing state parks and recreation areas, boating access sites, state forest campgrounds, thousands of miles of trails, and other outdoor spaces – all year long!  Michigan State Recreation Passport

The state’s parks and recreation system is largely self-supporting. Funds derived from the Recreation Passport grant go right back into maintaining and improving the outdoor spaces we all love. The funds also help protect our natural resources for the next generation.

If you checked “YES“ for the Recreation Passport when you renewed your license plate through the Secretary of State, you are all set.  If not, you will need to purchase in advance or while you are at the park.

You may find what appears to be a ticket on your car. It is not a ticket; it is a notice. Please take the notice to the entry gate and pay the daily or annual fee. Direct any questions to the DNR.

Non-residents have the option to pay a one-day fee.

For more information and up-to-date fees, visit: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/buy-and-apply/rec-pp


Aid stations will serve water at Gatorade for all 3 distances.

Aid Station Locations
5K: 1.5
10K: 1.5, 3.25, 4.25, 5.75
13.1: 1.5, 2.25(GU), 3.25, 4.25, 5.75, 7.25, 8.25(GU), 9.75, 11.25, 12.25

Keep a lookout for the Chocolate Mile!

Women Run the D features pacers provided by Goal Maker Coaching.  On race morning, you’ll find the pacers lined up at the start line 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.

All kids are invited to run the 200-meter dash!
There is no charge as long as a parent or guardian is participating in the race!
Sign up at www.womenrunthed.com.
The Kids’ Dash will be immediately before the start of the race at the same start line as the grownup!

RUNNERS 911 class is back!  Kava Maga is by far the world’s best self-defense! Krav Maga (“contact combat” in Hebrew) was developed in the 1950s, combining the most effective techniques and philosophy from various martial arts and fight training. It was originally taught to the Israeli Army, and instruction for civilians began in the late 70s.   We are just beyond excited that Suzanne is back to teach this women’s self-defense class for our goddesses! It’s an interactive, hands-on class, so please wear comfortable clothing…. and sign up as spaces is limited. Sign up now to reserve your spot! 11 a.m. in the same room as the expotique!






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Looking for information about switching distances, race transfers, and policies?  Please see our FAQs.

Camelbaks® and any type of hydration backpack are allowed. 

Additional prohibited items on the race course route include, but are not limited to: large bags (backpacks, suitcases, and rolling bags), hard-sided coolers, costumes covering the full face (except face coverings if mandated by governmental order), any non-forming bulky outfits extending beyond the perimeter of the body, props and non-running equipment, including flagpoles and sticks, pets/animals (except service animals that are trained to perform specific work or tasks for a person with a disability), alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, chairs, weapons, remote-controlled aircrafts and drones. Again,  Camelbaks® and any type of hydration backpack. For the avoidance of doubt, fuel belts and hand-held water bottles are allowed.

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