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The Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run

May 13 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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The Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run
to benefit the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance

 

A portion of this event’s proceeds will go to benefit our featured charity, the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance.

Celebrate a day for all women — Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018 — by joining your mothers, sisters, daughters, your entire sisterhood in the Suburban Chevrolet Arbor Goddess 5K and showing Ann Arbor how truly divine you are. You can even race with your daughter or mother on our USATF-certified 5K course in the Mother-Daughter category or add a grandmother or granddaughter for our Three Generations of Women category of fabulous females (participants must compete in the 5K for these divisions)! Want a shorter distance in which to showcase your athletic abilities? We have an untimed, non-competitive one-mile fun run option as well. Create a social team of your family members, co-workers, neighbors, or friends and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow females as you wind your way through the city’s scenic downtown district to the finish line. Whatever your age or ability may be, you know you can do this.

While this is a day to celebrate goddesses of all generations,  we also welcome gods (husbands, brothers, fathers, sons, grandfathers, and more), as long as they support our goddesses and this very vital cause (awards are just for the ladies, guys!).

Do you participate in the I Run 4 program? Click here for information about obtaining a medal for your I Run 4 buddy!

The Suburban Chevrolet of Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run is a Leave No Trace event. Learn more about our race-day recycling and composting efforts here. Want more information about running a great race and leaving no trace? Click here to visit Happy Planet Running!

 

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Be a Goddess in Spirit

Unchangeable plans for Mother’s Day with your mom? Not a problem. Sleeping in on this special day? That’s fine, too. You can now participate in the Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K as a virtual racer! You’ll receive the same sweet swag that our race-day participants receive, and you can even join your friends who’ll be physically present on a team or create your own team of virtual runners/walkers! Simply pick a date to run or walk, then enjoy your virtual race anywhere, indoors or outdoors. There’s no need to “prove” your race to us, but it would be awesome if you could upload pictures and share your experience on our 2018 Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess Virtual 5K Facebook event page or tag us on your tweets. Your 3.1 miles must be completed by Sunday, May 13. To become a virtual racer, select the “Virtual Race” option when you register for the Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K.  Your shirt, medal, and other goodies will be sent to you approximately two weeks after the race. Please register no later than two weeks before race date to be guaranteed your shirt size.  The deadline to register for our Virtual Goddess is be Sunday, April 29, 2018. We look forward to seeing you… in spirit!

Please note: Epic Races does not ship swag to Canada or internationally. If you are a resident of Canada or another country and wish to participate in an Epic Races virtual event, please provide us with a U.S. shipping address.

 

Fun for the Whole Family!

Don’t miss our Epic kids’ 200-meter dash for children ages 8 and under. Bring your little ones along and cheer them on as they participate in their own race! After all, it’s because of these young athletes that we are all celebrating Mother’s Day!

iorios-logoWe are excited to announce the return of the Iorio’s Chocolate Mile! Watch for volunteers handing out samples of delicious Iorio’s chocolate gelato and dairy-free sorbetto on the course at approximately mile 2.5 (5K) and 0.5 (mile).

 

Packet Pick Up

Beat the crowds and pick up your race packet from 5 PM to 7 PM on Friday (happy hour pick up!), May 11 or from 12 PM to 2 PM on Saturday, May 12 at American Home Fitness, 850 W. Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, 48108

 

Offerings for Our Goddesses

Every participant in the 2018 Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K will receive:

  • TortoiseandHareBestrace-chip timing with results posted within 6 hours
  • a breathtakingly beautiful finisher’s medal
  • a high-quality, super-soft race T-shirt (shirt sizes are not guaranteed after April 29, 2018)
  • post-race snacks that are absolutely ambrosial

In addition, the overall and masters winners for the Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K will each receive a pair of running shoes courtesy of Tortoise and Hare!

Every participant in the 2018 Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess Mile Fun Run and Kids’ Dash will receive:

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  • a high-quality, super-soft race T-shirt (shirt sizes are not guaranteed after April 29, 2018)
  • a breathtakingly beautiful finisher’s medal
  • post-race snacks that are absolutely ambrosial

All the professional sports photography taken at the Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess (and at all of our Goddess Racing Series events) by Greg Sadler Photography is FREE for our participants! That’s right: all of the photos taken of you at the Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess will be free to download.

Just another reason our events are so Epic!

 

Fitz

Meet Our Celebrity Goddess!

Goddess Racing is thrilled to announce the return of fitness expert and TV personality Fitz Koehler, M.S.E.S.S.! Fitz served as our vibrant and engaging Goddess Racing Seriez announcer and will be joining us on Sunday, May 13 as the announcer for the Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Run/Walk! Along with teaching to 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 the Morning Mile, a nationwide program aimed at improving children’s fitness.

 

Meet Your Pace Goals!!

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Promoting fitness, friendship and fun for all ages for 50 years, the Ann Arbor Track Club also provides pacers for this event! Choose your goal and hit the mark!

Pacers provided for 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, and 39 minutes total time.

Looking for some training help to prepare you for the Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K? Our Epic training guide will help you become ready to run the Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K in five weeks!

 

Safeguard Your Entry with TicketGuardian

Epic Races is pleased to offer participants race insurance through TicketGuardian. TicketGuardian’s standard insurance coverage allows you to get your money back if you are unable to attend your event due to car accidents, severe weather, family emergencies, military duty, and even medical issues. For more information on TicketGuardian race insurance and instructions on how to purchase coverage, click here.

Pure Michigan Fit!

The Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run has been endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports. All events are part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series and qualify for the Pure Michigan FITness Challenge. For details on the Pure Michigan FITness Series and to take part in the Pure Michigan FITness Challenge, click here.

 

A Glimpse of the Goddesses

Check out our video from the 2015 Ann Arbor Goddess…

MIOCA: Power Ovar Cancer  MIOCA logo

Established in 2011, the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance promotes saving women’s lives through the early detection of ovarian cancer and improved treatment outcomes. In addition to community awareness and education, MIOCA provides advocacy, resources and support throughout Michigan. As an Ann Arbor Goddess, you can use your running powers to fundraise for MIOCA and help save women’s lives. To create a fundraising page for the Ann Arbor Goddess, click here and to make a donation to MIOCA, click here. The team or individual who raises the most money will win a movie and dinner package worth $400. For more information about this worthwhile organization, visit the MIOCA web site… and consider joining survivors and their supporters, both male and female, for the Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run on Mother’s Day (May 13, 2018).

Attention Goddesses: if you are registering for the Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run as an ovarian cancer survivor, we have a special discount code for you! Please email MIOCA for details; the deadline to request a survivor code is Sunday, April 15, 2018! Want to support a survivor? Sponsor one! Watch for details during registration.

 

Parking Information

Free parking will be available in the Republic Parking lots and parking structures throughout downtown Ann Arbor. There is plenty of parking for everyone! Click here for a map of Ann Arbor parking. Please note that the course will be closed to traffic beginning at approximately 6:30 AM.

Event Schedule

Friday, May 11
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Packet Pick Up at American Home Fitness
850 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor 48108
Saturday, May 12
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick Up at American Home Fitness
850 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor 48108

Sunday, May 13
6:30 AM — 7:45 AM Packet Pick-Up and Race Day Registration
7:15 AM – Pre-race Zumba with Maggie Barclay
7:30 AM — Pre-race Warm-up with Delirium Fitness
7:55 AM — Kids' Dash lines up
8:00 AM — Kids' Dash starts
8:05 AM — 5K lines up
8:10 AM — 5K starts; Mile lines up
8:15 AM — Mile starts
8:30 AM — Post-race athlete snacks
9:15 AM — Awards ceremony (approximate time)

Divisions

Female Age Divisions: 8 and under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Awards

Finisher's Medal to each participant who finishes her chosen race! In addition, the overall 5K winner and the overall 5K Masters winner will each receive a pair of running shoes from Tortoise and Hare. The top five finishers in each 5K age category will receive special awards.


Family Divisions:

The top three winning teams (combined scores) in the Mother-Daughter and the Three Generations divisions will receive special awards.

Hotel and Camping Information

The Fairfield Inn by Marriott Ann Arbor

(734) 995-5200
3285 Boardwalk Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Click Here to Reserve Your Room

Special rate: Mention Ann Arbor Goddess to receive the special $111 nightly rate for the night of Saturday, May 12, 2018. Reservations must be made by April 28, 2018.
Distance from race: 3 miles

Hyatt Place Ann Arbor

(734) 995-1234
3223 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Click Here to Reserve Your Room

Special rate: Mention Ann Arbor Goddess to receive the special $129 nightly rate for the night of Saturday, May 12, 2018. Reservations must be made by April 19, 2018.
Distance from race: 3 miles

The Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run Entry Fees

FAQs:

Q. I signed up for the 5K but I think the mile is more my distance. Can I transfer to the mile?
A. You can switch from the 5K to the mile — or from the mile to the 5K — by logging in to your Run Sign Up account, clicking the My Registered Races button, clicking Manage Registration by Ann Arbor Goddess, then clicking the Transfer Event button and following the onscreen instructions. If you are transferring to the 5K from the mile, you will be charged for the difference in price between the events. You can also switch in person at Packet Pick-Up.

Q. I signed up... I think. Can you confirm whether I registered for the race?
A. You can confirm your registration by clicking on Find a Participant on the Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess registration page at https://runsignup.com/Race/FindARunner/?raceId=19314. Simply input your name and search!

Q. Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
A. Yes! Log into your Run Sign Up account, click the My Registered Races button, click Manage Registration by Ann Arbor Goddess, then click Transfer to Another Runner and follow the onscreen instructions. There is a $15 charge to transfer your registration to another event, as well as a Run Sign Up processing fee. NOTE: the deadline to transfer your registration to another person is Sunday, April 29.

Q. I can no longer attend. How do I get a refund?
A. By registering for an Epic Races event, you have purchased a ticket to participate in one of the most exhilarating and enjoyable races in Southeast Michigan. As with a ticket to any sports or entertainment event, there are no refunds if you are unable to attend. However, if you chose to purchase the optional TicketGuardian race insurance, you can file a claim to have your entry fees reimbursed. Visit http://claims.ticketguardian.net.

Q. I can no longer attend. Can I get my race shirt and medal and bib sent to me?
A. We are happy to send you your race shirt and bib; please send a self-addressed, large shipping envelope with $5 affixed postage and a note with your name, race, and event distance to us at Epic Races, 600 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103. However, our finisher's medals are reserved for those who complete the race.

Q. I signed up to run a virtual race the same day as the Ann Arbor Goddess 5K. Do I need to register and pay for both?
A. Yes! If you plan on participating in the Ann Arbor Goddess, you must register and pay in order to be allowed on the race course, regardless of whether or not you are also participating in a virtual event.

Q. Where do I park on race morning?
A. Parking will be available at all downtown Ann Arbor parking structures and lots as well as along side streets. Parking on Sunday in downtown Ann Arbor is free!

Q. What happens if it's raining on race day?
A. The Ann Arbor Goddess will be held, rain, snow, or shine. Please be sure to dress accordingly for the weather.

Q. How many aid stations will there be?
A. There will be one aid station on the 5K course.

Q. Are jogging strollers allowed?
A. Yes! However, participants with jogging strollers may not race or run; they may only jog. Participants with strollers must remain courteous and respectful of all other participants; they must stay to the right of the course and may not weave in and out of the other participants. Children in jogging strollers must remain securely fastened in the stroller while on the course.

Q. Are dogs allowed?
A. No, dogs are not allowed on any of the event course due to safety, security, and insurance reasons.

Q. Are headphones/ear buds allowed?
A. Yes, but we strongly encourage that you consider participating without portable music. This way, you will be able to hear the course marshals, as well as the spectators cheering for you. You will also be able to hear your fellow runners calling out that they are passing you.

Q. When will results be posted and where?
A. You'll find the results by clicking on the blue Results button at the top of this page. Results will be posted within 12 hours after the race ends.

Q. Can someone else pick up my race packet for me?
A. Yes! You can have someone pick up your packet for you if you are unable to make it to packet pick-up.

Q. My race shirt doesn't fit. Can I exchange it?
A. Yes! However, exchanges can only be done after the race and there is no guarantee of size.

Q. I left before results were posted and I won an award! How do I get it?
A. Congratulations! Awards are available for pick up at American Home Fitness (same location as packet pick up) or you can send us a sase - instructions under "Policies > Mailing Race Items" at the top of this page.

Q. My daughter and I want to participate in the Mother/Daughter division. How do we register?
A. During the registration process, you will be asked if you wish to create a team. Click Create/Join a team and use the pull-down menu to select the Mother/Daughter (or 3 Generations) division. Create your team, then add your team mates. Please note that you both must run the 5K.

Q. We already registered. Is it too late to join the Mother/Daughter division?
A. You can register for the Mother/Daughter (or 3 Generations) division until online registration closes at 4 PM the Thursday before the race. If you have already registered, simply log on to your Run Sign Up account, click My Registered Races, click Manage Registration under Ann Arbor Goddess, then click the blue Group/Team button and create a team under Mother/Daughter. You can then add your teammates.

Q. I am on a Mother/Daughter team, but I would also like to be on a Three Generations team. How do I do this?
A. Sorry! You can only play on one team for this race!

Details

Date:
May 13
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Contact

Phone:
734-585-7101
Email:
info@epicraces.com
Website:
https://epicraces.com

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Packet Pickup Information
Friday, May 11 from 5 PM to 7 PM and Saturday, May 12 from 12 PM to 2 PM at American Home Fitness, 850 W Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Venue

603 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Results

Year Race Results
2018 Searchable Results View Results
2017 Searchable Results View Results
2016 Searchable Results View Results
2016 Mother-Daughter 1 Mile View Results
2016 Mother-Daughter 5K View Results
2016 Three Generations 1 Mile View Results
2016 Three Generations 5K View Results
2015 Searchable Results: 5K & 1 Mile View Results
2015 Mother-Daughter 5K Division View Results
2015 Three Generations 5K Division View Results
2015 Mother-Daughter 1M Division View Results
2015 Three Generations 1M Division View Results

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