The American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K

September 16 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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The American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K


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. Join your sisters on beautiful Belle Isle State Park on Sunday, September 16, 2018, 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!

Love our ladies’ events? Click here to learn about our Goddess Racing Series!


Goddess Divisions

Friends and Family 

In addition to our three distances, Women Run the D features two special family-awards divisions and Team Awards.

Family:  Mother/Daughter & Three Generation – participants must be entered in the same division to compete for awards.

Social/Corporate Teams:  Registered groups of 5 or more participants – friends, families, clubs, or corporate groups in each division

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

Join Us Virtually!

If you have a race-day conflict that keeps you from joining us at Belle Isle, no worries! Moved away from the Mitten? Like to sleep in on Sundays?

Steps to run virtually:

  • Pick a date between August 1 – September 16 to run or walk, 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 Detroit Women’s Virtual Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K Facebook event page or tag us on Instagram @EpicRaces.
  • Sit back and wait for your swag to come in the mail – race swag will be sent no later than the Monday following the event

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.

Goddess Swag

All American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K participants receive:

  • The most stunning finisher’s medal ever
  • A super-soft, high-quality race T-shirt (sizes not guaranteed after September 3, 2018)
  • The best post-race treats around!
  • Race chip timing with results posted within 6 hours

Goddesses picking up their packets on Saturday at the Expotique will also receive a special athlete’s goodie bag! In addition, the first 500 half marathoners and the first 500 10Kers and 5Kers will receive a special American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half hoo-rag!

Race Photos

All the professional sports photography taken at the American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K  by Greg Sadler Photography is FREE for our participants, compliments of Epic Races!

Want to see more?  Click here for the 2014 race slideshow by Greg Sadler and click here for our fabulous promotional video!


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.


Meet our Featured Charities!

Epic Heart Heroes

We are searching for a few amazing women: runners or walkers of any level that embody the qualities of an Epic Heart Hero.

To learn more about our Epic Heart Heroes or to nominate yourself or someone you know to be a 2019 Epic Heart Hero, click here for our Epic Heart Heroes page or here for the online nomination form. Nomination deadline is May 13, 2019.


Zero Waste

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!


Pure Michigan Fit!

The American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K 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.


Event Schedule

6:00 AM — Packet Pick-Up opens
7:15 AM — Gear Check opens
7:30 AM — Packet Pick-Up closes
7:30 AM — Massages by Tri-Covery begin in Goddess Village
7:30 AM — Pre-Race Yoga by Breathe In Detroit
7:45 AM — Half Marathon and 10K competitors line up at the finish arch
8:00 AM — Half Marathon and 10K start; Handcycle and 5K line up by the balloon towers
8:15 AM — Handcycle and 5K start
9:00 AM — Post-race party begins
9:00 AM — Grab & Go awards begins
12:00 PM — Course and post-race party close
12:15 PM — Last shuttle back to the Courtyard Marriott leaves from the Casino


Female Age Divisions: 6 and Under, 7-9, 10-11 (5K only); 12-13 (5K and 10K only), 14-19, 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+



Finisher’s medals to all finishers in the half marathon, 10K, and 5K

1st Overall finisher in the half marathon, 10K, and 5K*

Top Master's finisher (40+) in the half marathon, 10K, and 5K*

Top five finishers in each age division receive an age-group award

*Overall winners are not eligible to win age-group awards.


Top three finishing duos in Mother-Daughter in the half marathon, 10K, and 5K

Top three finishing trios in Three Generations in the half marathon, 10K, and 5K

Please note that all family team members must participate in the same distance.


Team Categories (registered groups of 5 or more participants – friends, clubs, or corporate groups)

Half Marathon

Awards to the top 3 registered TEAM finishers in each category.*

*5K Team, 10K Team, and Half Marathon Team are scored by averaging the times of the entire team.

Please note that there are NO mixed-distance teams!

Hotel and Camping Information

Courtyard Detroit Downtown

333 E. Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

Valet Parking $28

Click Here to Reserve Your Room

Special rate: $189
Distance from race: 2 Miles

The American Home Fitness Detroit Women's Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K Entry Fees


Q. I signed up for the 5K but I think the 10K is more my distance. Can I transfer to the 10K?
A. You can switch from the 5K to the 10K — or from the 10K to the half or from any of our three distances to another — by logging in to your Run Sign Up account, clicking the My Registered Races button, clicking Manage Registration by Detroit Women's Half Marathon, then clicking the Transfer Event button and following the onscreen instructions. If you are transferring to a longer distance, you will be charged for the difference in price between the events. You can also switch events at Packet Pick-Up. Note: you cannot switch to any of the virtual events after Sunday, September 2.

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 Detroit Women's Half Marathon, 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, September 2.

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.

Q. I can no longer attend. Can I defer my registration to next year?
A. Yes! To defer your registration to 2019, email us at NOTE: The deadline to defer your registration is August 7, 2018. Please note that there are no emergency deferrals of any kind.

Q. I can no longer attend. Can I get my race shirt and medal sent to me?
A. We are happy to send you your race shirt; please send a self-addressed, large shipping envelope with $5 affixed postage and our Mailing Race Items downloadable form (found on our Policies page at to us at Epic Races, 600 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103 (please check our Policies page for full details). However, our finisher's medals are reserved for those who complete our race.

Q. I signed up to run a virtual race the same day as the Detroit Women's Half Marathon. Do I need to register and pay for both?
A. Yes! If you plan on participating in the Detroit Women's Half Marathon, 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. I already registered and would like to buy pasta-dinner tickets. How do I do this?
A. Log onto your Run Sign Up account, then click Manage My Registrations. Click Manage Registration by the listing for this race, then click the blue Add-Ons button. You can then purchase your pasta-dinner tickets.

Q. I need to switch my shirt size. What do I need to do?
A. Log onto your Run Sign Up account, then click Manage My Registrations. Click Manage Registration by the listing for this race, then click the blue Giveaways button. You can then follow the onscreen instructions to change your shirt size and/or style.

Q. Where do I park on race morning?
A. Parking will be available at Belle Isle State Park. Please note that you will need a State of Michigan Recreation Passport to enter or you will be charged an entrance fee to the park. For more details, visit

Q. What happens if it's raining on race day?
A. The Detroit Women's Half events 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; we are currently determining how many aid stations will be on the 10K and half-marathon courses.

Q. Can I walk?
A. Absolutely! Please do note that, after 12 PM, the roads on Belle Isle will open to traffic and you will need to continue on the walkways and grass if you have not yet crossed the finish line.

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 courses or in the post-race food area due to safety, security, and insurance reasons. The exception is for certified service dogs, who must wear their service vests and be on six-foot (or shorter) leashes.

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 6 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 will be available for pick-up at American Home Fitness locations at
Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Sterling Heights, and Novi starting Friday, September 21. Please be sure to call the store prior to your arrival to make sure awards are in stock at that location.

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 same distance (both of you doing the 5K, both of you doing the 10K, or both of you doing the half marathon; no mixed-distance teams).

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 Detroit Women's Half Marathon, then click the blue Group/Team button and create a team under Mother/Daughter (or 3 Generations). You can then add your teammates.

Q. Can men participate in this race?
A. The Detroit Women's Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K welcomes male participants, as long as they participate in the spirit of the event (celebrating women's running and supporting/encouraging our Epic Heart Heroes). Male participants are not eligible for awards.


September 16
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Packet Pickup Information
Please see our Race-Day Guide for details!


Detroit, MI United States + Google Map
Course maps: 5K 10K 5K and 10K Printable Map Half Marathon Half Marathon Printable Map

All courses are subject to change up to and including race day


Year Race Results
2015 + All results- click dropdown arrow to find your year View Results
2015 5K Mother/Daughter Results View Results
2015 5K Three Generations Results View Results
2015 10K Mother/Daughter Results View Results
2015 Team View Results
2014 5K View Results
2014 Half Marathon View Results
2014 Team View Results

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