Ann Arbor Residents: you’ll find the marathon street closures in full detail at http://epicraces.com/?p=5502.
Take to the scenic streets of Ann Arbor on Sunday, March 26 for the 2017 Probility Ann Arbor Marathon, brought to you by Epic Races and Champions for Charity. With a variety of running events that appeal to all ages and abilities, you’ll find that the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon is your ideal early-spring race, whether you’re walking your first 5K or running your 50th marathon.
All distance events — marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K — start just outside one of Ann Arbor’s most memorable landmarks: the University of Michigan Stadium. From the Big House, participants run through downtown Ann Arbor, then wind their way through the panoramic University of Michigan campus. The marathon and half marathon courses also encompass stretches along the Huron River and Gallup Park and through Nichols Arboretum before returning to campus and downtown. All races end with a spectacular finish right on Main Street.*
The Probility Ann Arbor Marathon has been endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports. All events of the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon are part of both the Pure Michigan FITness Series and the 2017 Michigan Fitness Foundation Race Series Championship. To take part in the Pure Michigan FITness Series Challenge, click here. To take part in the 2017 Race Series Championship, click here.
Do you participate in the I Run 4 program? Click here for information about obtaining a medal for your I Run 4 buddy!
The Probility Ann Arbor Marathon 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!
The 5K, 10K, and half marathon events in the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon are walker friendly!
All registered Probility Ann Arbor Marathon participants receive:
Epic Races and Champions for Charity are proud to announce that Gatorade Endurance is the Official Electrolyte Beverage of the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon. Be sure to look for Gatorade Endurance out on the course at our aid stations!
Coming in from out of town, out of state, or out of the country? You’ll enjoy discovering Tree Town USA! Ann Arbor features locally owned and operated restaurants and cafes, independent bookstores, theaters, art galleries, and museums (including the University of Michigan Museum of Art), all within reach of the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon. Stay at our official hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn, or at one of our host hotels, the Graduate Ann Arbor or the Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites. Plan your visit at VisitAnnArbor.org!
Wondering about street closures in Ann Arbor? Check here for details; we will update this as needed as we draw closer to our race date. Please be aware that the official cut-off time for the full marathon is 6:00 and that the last stretch of the marathon course will open again at 1:30 PM. Any participants still on the course will need to move to the sidewalks at that time.
Can’t make it to Ann Arbor on March 26? Participate in the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon by registering for our Virtual Half Marathon! Virtual participants run or walk 13. 1 miles at a location of their choosing: at a park, on a trail, on a treadmill, even in a different part of Ann Arbor! You’ll the same race shirt and medal as those who join us in downtown Ann Arbor for the actual event! All Virtual Half Marathons must be registered by March 12 and completed between February 1 and March 26. Post your stats, photos, and story on the 2017 Probility Ann Arbor Marathon Virtual Half Facebook event page; if you post on Twitter, be sure to tag @epicraces (Note: You are not required to report your results to us! Posting on social media is purely optional).
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.
Your race weekend kicks off with our Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, March 25 from 12 PM to 4 PM at our official host hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn. This free event is open to both participants and the public! Visit vendors such as Probility Physical Therapy, American Home Fitness, Wright and Filippis, LOLE, Orangetheory Fitness, and many more! Learn about our featured charity, Ozone House, which will be fundraising through the Ann Arbor Marathon. Pick up your race packet … or register if you haven’t already done so.
Commemorate your participation in the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon with a Snapchat selfie! We’ll have our Probility Ann Arbor Marathon Snapchat filter set up for you to use with your pix (it will also be available on race day at the start and finish line). To use it, download the Snapchat app to your smartphone, take a photo with Snapchat, then swipe the bottom of the screen to bring up our marathon filter! Be sure to tag @epicraces and use #runthecity and #a2marathon when you post your photo!
Wondering how fast, how slow, or how steady you should run your race? The Ann Arbor Track Club (AATC) can help! The Ann Arbor Track Club is the official pace team for the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon. Stop by their table at the Expo and get to know the pacers! They’ll be glad to answer your questions regarding your running pace and will match you with the pacing group that will best help you accomplish your goal for this event.
Bring your race questions to our Marathon FAQs Sesssions at 1 PM and 3 PM at the Expo conference room. Check out the course maps, meet other participants, and get ready for the race to come! For any expo questions or to become an Expo vendor, please email our Expo Coordinator (all Expo vendor booths have been reserved as of 3/16/17).
Looking for a training program to get you ready to tackle our 10K or 5K? Check out the Cardio for a Cause running group through Applied Fitness Solutions! The $99 membership fee includes:
Group participants are encouraged to raise funds and awareness for a special cause: Ozone House, the featured charity for the 2017 Probility Ann Arbor Marathon. Read more about Ozone House below. For more details about Cardio for a Cause or to register, click here.
Since 1969, Ozone House has actively helped local young people lead safe, healthy, and productive lives through intensive intervention and prevention services, offering unique, high-quality housing and support programs and services that provide intervention, training, and assistance to runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth and their families. Through these support services, Ozone House helps youths develop essential life skills, improve their relationships, and enhance their self image so that they may realize their full potential for growth and happiness.
There are approximately 1,300 homeless youths in Washtenaw County. These resilient young people often move from one relative to another. They couch surf: sleeping on friends’ couches until they outstay their welcome, only to live on another friend’s couch for a short time, never acquiring the resources they need to find stability. Tragically, many endure trauma or exploitation in exchange for a place to sleep. Up to 40% of homeless youths identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning. These youths are at higher risk than their peers for bullying, violence, exploitation, and discrimination.
Ozone House is available 24/7 to help youths get and stay out of these situations. Whether youths need shelter, housing, individual or family counseling, 1:1 support and life skills, a job, to enroll in school, or a hot meal, the door at Ozone House is always open. Please consider supporting Ozone House in this important work by making a donation during the registration process. Already registered? Click here to donate. For more information, visit the Ozone House web site.
If you would like to raise funds for your non-profit by participating in the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon, register today! Your program will keep 100% of the funds you raise through pledges tied to the event and online donations via our non-profit Crowdrise portal. Our goal is to help you raise as much funding as possible! Just follow these steps:
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, 601 West Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor 48103, serves as the main parking area for the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon. Parking costs $5 per car (cash only). Please follow the parking volunteers’ instructions regarding where to park. Be sure to lock your car and do not leave any valuables behind. Neither the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon nor Ann Arbor Public Schools will be held responsible for loss or damages incurred while parked at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School.
Participants arriving from east Ann Arbor: please note that Stadium Boulevard is closed to through traffic between Main Street and South Industrial Highway due to reconstruction and utilities work. More information about the Stadium Boulevard closing and alternative routes can be found here.
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