A portion of this event’s proceeds will benefit our featured charity, the American Heart Association: Go Red for Women.
The American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K event was created by women for women. All women, of all ages, of all abilities. First-time racers and experienced marathoners. The young and the young at heart. Join your sisters on beautiful Belle Isle State Park on Sunday, September 17, 2017 and celebrate your strength, your beauty, your inner grace… everything that makes you the goddess you are!
The American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K is walker friendly!
The Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K also features a RIM Foundation Handcycle Division in our 5K, so that Goddesses of all abilities can participate in our event! The Handcycle Division will offer both Para and Quad categories, and participants will start with the half-marathon competitors.
In addition to our three distances, Women Run the D features two special family-awards divisions:
Three Generations of Women
Spend a memorable day on Belle Isle running with your mother, daughter, grandmother, or granddaughter! The family that runs together has fun together, after all, and what better way to show family pride — female pride! — than showing everyone how your family’s women run the D? Participating in these divisions will NOT preclude you from the regular age-group awards. These divisions are in addition to the age-group awards, so be sure to sign up when you register: one mother and one daughter for the Mother/Daughter division, and one grandmother, one mother, and one daughter for the Three Generations of Women award (note: all family-awards participants must be racing the same distance, eg. everyone doing the 5K).
The American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K is endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports and is part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series and the 2017 Race Series Championship.
Do you participate in the I Run 4 program? Click here for information about obtaining a medal for your I Run 4 buddy!
Women Run the D 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!
If you have a race-day conflict that keeps you from joining us at Belle Isle, no worries! Moved away from the Mitten? Not a problem. Like to sleep in on Sundays? That’s fine, too. You can now participate in the American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K as a virtual racer! You’ll receive the same sweet swag that our race-day participants receive (race swag will be sent out the week following the event), and you can even join your friends who’ll be physically present on a team! Simply pick a date between August 1 and September 17 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 2017 Detroit Women’s Virtual Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K Facebook event page or tag us on your Tweets. 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.
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.
Kick off your race weekend with our Women Run the D Expotique on Saturday, September 16 from 12 PM to 4 PM at the Detroit Boat Club, the oldest yacht club in the US! Visit vendors such as Michigan Runner Girl, Rock City Skirts, Bondi Band, Stella and Dot, Motor City Soap, and more… even our own Women Run the D Boutique!
Focused on the race to come? Pick up your race packet at the Expotique … or register to run if you haven’t already done so. You can also stop by and get to know our 2017 Hansons Pacer Team, who are ready to help you meet your half-marathon goals! If you miss them at the Expotique, They’ll also be in the Women Run the D Village on race morning, holding signs showing which pace they’ll be running. Note: it’s perfectly fine to change from one pace to another while out on the course. After all, it’s your race!
Commemorate the fifth year of the American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K in a truly Epic way with the Strength, Heart, and Sole Dinner Cruise!Join Michigan Runner Girl as our MC and special guests the Epic Heart Heroes as we cruise the Detroit River for a party like no other. We’re celebrating YOU, our remarkable participants, and the strength, heart, and soul it takes to train and race. This evening recognizes why we run, what brings us strength, and what fills our hearts.
Wear red, wear sneakers, and be where the action is on Saturday night!
Our Strength, Heart, and Sole Dinner Cruise caps at 75 people, so don’t delay! Everyone joining us will be entered in drawings for lots of fun prizes!
To Buy Your Dinner Cruise Ticket:
Not yet registered? Purchase your ticket as an add-on as you register for the American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K.
Already registered? Log into your Run Sign Up account and click My Registered Races. Located the American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K on your race list and click Manage Registration. On your race page, click the blue Add-Ons button, then follow the onscreen instructions to purchase your dinner cruise ticket!
Boarding Time: 4:45 PM
Cruise: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost: $38 per person
Diamond Jack’s River Tours
201 Joseph Campau Ave., Detroit MI 48207
$5 parking located at the end of Joseph Campau Avenue, right near where the boat boards
(vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available)
Penne Pasta with Marinara
Optional Grilled Chicken
Fresh Baby Carrots
Fresh Steamed Roll
Soft Drinks, Coffee, and Dessert
All American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K participants receive:
In addition, all the professional sports photography taken at the American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K (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 these events will be free to download. Just another reason our events are so Epic!
You’ve decided to run the 5K or 10K… or perhaps take on the half, but your motivation to practice isn’t quite where you’d like it to be. Relax! This is perfectly normal, especially when we can be so easily overwhelmed by our family and work responsibilities. Our sponsor, Hanson’s Running Shop, is ready to help! Join the Hanson’s gang every Wednesday at 6:30 PM for a FREE group run from their Utica store. All levels and abilities are welcome! For more information about training runs, check out the Hanson’s web site.
There’s a lot of talk about inequality between men and women, but there is one area in particular where women are leading in record numbers: heart disease. It’s the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer. But there’s a leadership role just waiting for women like you to pounce on: leading the charge to end this deadly foe once and for all.
This is why we have chosen Go Red for Women as our charity partner. A portion of each American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K entry fee will go to Go Red for Women®, a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health. To learn more, please visit www.GoRedForWomen.org. To further your knowledge about heart health and how to respond in case of an emergency, visit OnlineAHA.org.
A Special Kind of Lady
Along with Go Red for Women® and Fellow Flowers, the American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K is searching for a few amazing women: runners or walkers of any level that embody the qualities of an Epic Heart Hero.
What is an Epic Heart Hero? An Epic Heart Hero is a woman who has come back from a heart issue, has taken control of her health, and refuses to let this stop her. She approaches life with passion and strength, as she knows too well how short life can be. She embraces a healthy lifestyle and she teaches and helps others in their quest to get healthy. An Epic Heart Hero knows the risk factors for heart disease and stroke, and she takes action to minimize the risk. She educates others about these risk factors to help them take control of their heart health. An Epic Heart Hero isn’t perfect, and she might not be fast, but she is definitely determined!
What will an Epic Heart Hero do? She will run or walk the American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. She serves as a role model for all our runners and walkers with her amazing story. In exchange for sharing her story, an Epic Heart Hero will receive free entry to the American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K (her choice of distance) and receive complimentary gear from our sponsors. In addition, an Epic Heart Hero will appear at the Women Run the D Expotique and share her story with the media upon request.
To learn more about our Epic Heart Heroes or to nominate yourself or someone you know to be a 2017 Epic Heart Hero, click here for our Epic Heart Heroes page or here for the online nomination form. Nomination deadline is May 14, 2017.
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