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The Probility Ann Arbor Marathon

Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 7:30 AM

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Ann Arbor Residents: you’ll find the marathon street closures in full detail at https://epicraces.com/?p=5502.

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 probilitynew2017The Probility Ann Arbor Marathon

Take to the scenic streets of Ann Arbor on Sunday, March 25 for the 2018 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.

 

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Run the City

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.*

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!

* Please note that courses are subject to change up until race day.

 

Marathon medals 2017

The 2017 finisher’s medals. Left: Half Marathon and Marathon. Right: 5K and 10K.

Sweet Swag

All registered Probility Ann Arbor Marathon participants receive:

    • Race chip timing with results posted online
    • Participant tracking at http://www.rftiming.com/a2marathon
    • For marathon and half-marathon participants: an eye-catching, long-sleeved tech race shirt (shirt sizes not guaranteed after February 13, 2018)
    • For 10K and 5K participants: a super-soft, high-quality race shirt (shirt sizes not guaranteed after March 11, 2018)
    • A stunning finisher’s medal for participants in the 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon
    • Delicious post-race snacks
    • Memories to last a lifetime!

 

In addition, the male and female overall and masters winners for each individual event of the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon — 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon — will each receive a pair of running shoes courtesy of Tortoise and Hare!

 

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!

 

Discover the City

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. Plan your visit at VisitAnnArbor.org!

Street Closures

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.

 

Run Virtually Anywhere!

Can’t make it to Ann Arbor on March 25? 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 11 and completed between February 1 and March 25. Post your stats, photos, and story on the 2018 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.

 

The Excitement Starts Saturday!

Your race weekend kicks off with our Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, March 24 from 12 PM to 4 PM at a location to be determined shortly. This free event is open to both participants and the public! Visit vendors such as Probility Physical Therapy, American Home Fitness, Orangetheory Fitness, Societe Indoor Cycling, Bondi Bands, and many more! Learn about our featured charity, which will be fundraising through the Ann Arbor Marathon. Pick up your race packet … or register if you haven’t already done so.

Wondering how fast, how slow, or how steady you should run your race? Stop by our pace team’s official 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.

 

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.

 

Fundraise for Your Non-Profit Organization

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:

  1. Contact us to tell us about your non-profit organization.
  2. Read the informational email we’ll send you, which will feature details on how to connect with our Crowdrise fundraising platform.
  3. Contact our Expo Coordinator to register for a booth at the Health and Wellness Expo

 

Marathon Parking Information

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.

Race Day Schedule

Saturday, March 24, 2018
12:00 PM — Packet Pick-Up and Race-Weekend Registration open
12:00 PM — Health & Wellness Expo Begins
1:00 PM — Marathon FAQs Talk in the Expo conference room
3:00 PM — Marathon FAQs Talk in the Expo conference room
4:00 PM — Packet Pick-Up and Race-Weekend Registration close
4:00 PM — Health & Wellness Expo Ends

Sunday, March 25, 2017
6:00 AM — Packet Pick-Up and Race-Day Registration open
6:30 AM — Bag Check opens
7:00 AM — Packet Pick-Up and Race-Day Registration close
7:15 AM — Bag Check closes
7:30 AM — Races start
8:00 AM — Post-race festivities begin
9:00 AM — Shuttle service back to Ann Arbor Pioneer begins
1:30 PM — Official cut-off time for the full marathon
2:00 PM — Shuttle service stops
2:15 PM — Post-race festivities end

Divisions

Male and female divisions: 7 and under (5K only), 8-9 (5K only), 10-11 (5K, 10K, and half marathon only), 12-13 (5K, 10K, and half marathon only), 14-15 (5K, 10K, and half marathon only), 16-17, 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

All full marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K finishers receive a commemorative medal. The top five finishers in each age division receive a special award. In addition:

Marathon: 1st Overall Male and Female and 1st Masters Male and Female each receive a special award plus a pair of running shoes from Tortoise and Hare.

Half Marathon: 1st Overall Male and Female and 1st Masters Male and Female each receive a special award plus a pair of running shoes from Tortoise and Hare.

10K: 1st Overall Male and Female and 1st Masters Male and Female each receive a special award plus a pair of running shoes from Tortoise and Hare.

5K: 1st Overall Male and Female and 1st Masters Male and Female each receive a special award plus a pair of running shoes from Tortoise and Hare.

The Probility Ann Arbor Marathon Entry Fees

Marathon Half Marathon 10K 5K Deadline
$85.00 $75.00 $35.00 $30.00

August 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017

$95.00 $85.00 $40.00 $35.00

September 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

$125.00 $105.00 $55.00 $50.00

March 24, 2017 – March 25, 2018

FAQs:

Q. How do I confirm my registration?
A. Go to https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/AnnArbor/TheAnnArborMarathon and click the blue Find a Participant button, then look yourself up.

Q. How do I transfer from one distance to another?
A. To change events, log into your Run Sign Up account, click Manage My Registration, then click Manage Registration by The Probility Ann Arbor Marathon. Click the blue Transfer Events button, then follow the onscreen instructions. You can also change distances at our Packet Pick-Ups on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25.

Q. How do I transfer my registration to another person?
A. To transfer your registration to another person, log into your Run Sign Up account, click Manage My Registration, then click Manage Registration by The Ann Arbor Marathon. Click the blue Transfer to Another Runner button, then follow the onscreen instructions. The deadline to transfer your registration is Sunday, March 11, 2018. There are NO registration transfers after this date! Please note that there is a $15 transfer fee plus a processing fee for this service.

Q. I missed the deadline to transfer my registration. What can I do?
A. You can switch to another distance at Packet Pick-Up on Saturday, March 24 (at the Health and Wellness Expo) and on Sunday, March 25 (at the corner of Stadium and Main). There is no charge to switch to a different distance. There will be NO transfers of registration to another person past the stated deadline.

Q. I can no longer participate. 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 get my race shirt and medal sent to me?
A. We are happy to send you your race shirt and bib; please send us a self-addressed, large shipping envelope with $5 affixed postage and include our downloadable Mailing Race Items form (located under Mailing Race Items on our Policies page at http://www.epicraces.com/policies). Our address is Epic Races, 600 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103. However, our finisher's medals are reserved for those who actually complete our race.

Q. Can I defer my registration to next year?
A. Yes! To defer your registration to 2019, email us at info@epicraces.com. NOTE: The deadline to defer your registration is Sunday, February 11, 2018. There are NO emergency deferrals or exceptions.

Q. I ordered the wrong size shirt. Can I change this?
A. Yes! Log into your Run Sign Up account, then click Manage My Registration, then click Manage Registration by The Ann Arbor Marathon. Click the blue Giveaways button, then follow the onscreen instructions. The deadline to reserve shirt sizes is February 13, 2018. Shirt sizes will be available on a first come, first served basis after that date.

Q. Where do I park on race morning?
A. Parking will be available at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, a short walk from the starting area, for $5 per vehicle. Free parking will also be available in downtown Ann Arbor parking garage, lots, and streets. There is no parking on Fourth or Fifth Street.

Q. Will there be shuttle service from the finish line?
A. Yes! Shuttle buses will be running from the designated shuttle stop at William and Ashley, by Ann Arbor State Bank (right near the finish line; see our map in Course Maps) to Pioneer High School approximately every 20 minutes.

Q. What happens if it's raining on race morning?
A. The Probility Ann Arbor Marathon 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. The Probility Ann Arbor Marathon features 9 aid stations on the first loop of full marathon/half marathon and 10 aid stations on the second loop of the full marathon. There is one aid station on the 5K loop; 10K participants will pass this aid station twice. All aid stations will feature water and Gatorade. Gu energy gel will be offered at the aid stations at miles 8.2, 11.4, 21.2, and 24.4; the aid stations at miles 6.2 and 18.5 will also feature Zoup!

Q. Where will the port-o-potties be located?
A. There will be port-o-potties set up at both the start and finish areas, as well as at each aid station.

Q. Where can I view the course maps for the race?
A. Simply click on the blue Course Maps button at the top of the page. This will jump you down to our map section, where you can click on the link for the specific map you'd like to view. Please note: our courses are subject to change up until race day. Epic Races strives to be green. There will therefore be no printed course maps available on race day.

Q. What is the cut-off time for the race?
A. The marathon course opens to vehicular traffic at 1:30 PM (6:00 hours from gun time). Those who have not yet reached the finish line will need to move to the sidewalks at this time. The timing clock official stops timing at 6:00 hours from gun time.

Q. What if I can't continue the race?
A. If you cannot finish your race, please make your way to the closest aid station, where a communications volunteer will radio for a pick-up for you. If you are injured, please state this immediately so that first responders can be summoned.

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.

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 your pace team and 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 as well as first responders and race officials alerting you to their approach.

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! Packet pick-up will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 12 PM to 4 PM at our Expo and on race morning at the starting area.

Q. Just picked up my packet, and my race shirt doesn't fit. Can I exchange it?
A. You will need to check with us after the race to see what shirt sizes, if any, we have left over.

Q. I wasn't able to stay for the awards ceremony. Where can I get my award?
A. Congratulations! Age-group awards will be available for pick-up at a location to be determined following the race. To have your age-group award mailed, please follow the instructions listed under Mailing Race Items on our policies page at http://www.epicraces.com/policies.

Q. How do I donate to the featured charity?
A. To donate to our featured charity or to one of the non-profit groups fundraising at the marathon, please click the blue Fundraising button at the top of this page.

Details

Date:
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Time:
7:30 AM
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Website:
http://www.annarbormarathon.com

Contact

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

Other

Packet Pickup Information
Saturday, March 24 at the Health and Wellness Expo. Sunday, March 25 at the race venue prior to the start of the race.

Venue

South Main Street at Kerch by The Big House
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Phone:
(734) 585-7101
Website:
http://www.mgoblue.com/facilities/michigan-stadium.html

Results

Year Race Results
2017 Searchable Results View Results
2016 Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K Results View Results
2015 Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K Results View Results
2014 Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K Results View Results
2013 Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K Results View Results
2012 Marathon Overall Results View Results
2012 Marathon Age-Group Results View Results
2012 Half Marathon Overall Results View Results
2012 Half Marathon Age-Group Results View Results
2012 5K Overall Results View Results
2012 5K Age-Group Results View Results

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  1. Lauren January 7, 2016 at 10:51 AM #

    I have had a family event come up and am now unable to make it to the half marathon. Is there any way I can get a refund? Thank you for your time!

  2. Bill March 13, 2016 at 10:48 PM #

    Where should I meet for the Hoka One One breakfast run on Saturday?

    • ana March 13, 2016 at 11:02 PM #

      The Hoka One One Breakfast Run is being organized by the Ann Arbor Running Company. For more information on that event, please contact nick@annarborrunningcompany.com.

  3. Yihharn March 16, 2016 at 10:23 AM #

    I got an email to name my bib…where do I go to do that?

    • ana March 16, 2016 at 10:25 AM #

      This is done automatically for you as long as you register by March 29.

  4. JL March 23, 2016 at 3:26 PM #

    how long is the kids dash?

    • ana March 23, 2016 at 3:47 PM #

      Hi Jared! It’s 100 meters. You’ll find this and more information about the Kids’ Dash in the “Just for Kids” section. 🙂

  5. Sarah March 27, 2016 at 11:32 AM #

    Where is the parking for the Expo. How to you get to the Indoor track.

    • ana March 27, 2016 at 11:36 AM #

      Sarah, there is plenty of parking at the University of Michigan Indoor Track building. The Indoor Track Building is located at 1150 S. State Street, Ann Arbor 48104.

  6. Beth March 28, 2016 at 9:51 AM #

    Will there be any bins or areas to discard unwanted layers of clothing? Will they be collected to donate or do I just throw them in a garbage can if I decide I don’t want a hat/gloves, etc.

    • ana March 28, 2016 at 11:56 PM #

      Hi Beth! All discarded clothing along the route will be gathered and, if it is in good condition, we will be donating them to the PTO Thrift Store in Ann Arbor.

  7. Katie March 30, 2016 at 9:24 AM #

    I need to transfer distances but won’t make it to the expo in time. If a friend is picking up my packet can they also swap distances for me?
    I appreciate your time 🙂

    • ana March 30, 2016 at 9:39 AM #

      Hi Katie! You can change your distance at packet pick-up the morning of the race. It’ll be located at the corner of Main and Stadium by Pioneer, just a short walk from the start line.

      • Katie March 30, 2016 at 2:47 PM #

        Thank you so much!

  8. Kim Hersch April 3, 2016 at 5:26 PM #

    I finished 3d in my age category and forgot to stay for the awards ceremony. Is there a way to still claim my award? Please respond by e-mail.

    • ana April 4, 2016 at 1:59 PM #

      Also replying here so others can see: Awards will be available for pick up starting tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Ann Arbor Running Company, 2755 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor 48103. Congratulations!

  9. Queen Bee May 18, 2016 at 9:08 AM #

    Would love to run this, but why would you host a marathon in Michigan in April? Do people train by climbing over snowdrifts and through ice? I don’t get it. Can you change it to June?

    • ana May 18, 2016 at 4:41 PM #

      The marathon is actually normally held at the end of March (March 26 next year). We moved it to April this year because of Easter. When it was first held, it was in June. This caused a great many problems for the city of Ann Arbor, so it was moved to March a few years ago. We get thousands participating, regardless of whether it’s sunny or not. 🙂

  10. JJ December 15, 2016 at 12:41 AM #

    I purchased medal engraving with my registration for 2017. I’m just wondering how that works. Will engraving be done on site or will an engraved plate (to go on the back of the medal) be mailed to me?
    Thanks!

    • ana December 15, 2016 at 5:10 AM #

      The engraving will be done on site on the actual medal. 😊

  11. Joshua January 26, 2017 at 10:03 AM #

    I was hoping to find some more information for a sponsorship opportunity for our firm. Is there any still available?

  12. RKeller February 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM #

    Where is the packet pick up on Saturday? I see nothing on the website for location of this.

    • Eva February 1, 2017 at 4:05 PM #

      Packet pick up will be at the Hilton Garden Inn at 1401 Briarwood Cir, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 from noon – 4 PM. It is not on the website yet because we still have a few details to finalize.

  13. Volker February 21, 2017 at 11:34 AM #

    Hello,
    maybe I missed the information: Could you tell me what the total elevation is for the marathon in feet or meters (both loops). Thanks

    • ana February 23, 2017 at 2:06 AM #

      Our course elevation maps will be coming soon!

  14. Tara March 12, 2017 at 4:33 PM #

    Hello! I was also wondering about the elevation. I was also wondering if this year the courses will be well marked.? Some of the reviews say their wasn’t clear direction and course route was unclear?:/ I hope it’s well marked, I’ve never ran this course before and I’m signed up for the half marathon! Regardless I am excited for this race!

    • ana March 12, 2017 at 4:49 PM #

      Hi Tara! You’ll find the course elevation map by clicking the blue Course Maps button near the top of our site st http://www.theannarbormarathon.com. Our courses have plenty of signage and course marshals; the course is very clear! See you in two weeks!

      • Tara March 22, 2017 at 11:05 AM #

        thanks for that response! I was also curious is there a lot of concrete running surface on the half marathon course or is it mainly on asphalt?? thanks so much! see you on race day! 🙂

        • ana March 22, 2017 at 12:47 PM #

          The surface is mostly asphalt, with part of the course being dirt and gravel inside the Arboretum. There’s minimal concrete… unless you surpass the six-hour cut-off and have to move to the sidewalks!

      • Jerry March 25, 2017 at 10:54 PM #

        The course definitely had problems in previous years with poor signage. Serious problems according to many reports where volunteers did little to help. I’m also hoping that this year it goes better. Looking forward to a good marathon tomorrow!

        • ana March 27, 2017 at 11:29 AM #

          Hi Jerry! This event is under new management and we are aware of the past issues that affected the race. We are working to improve the Ann Arbor Marathon on all fronts. We’d appreciate your feedback, now that the 2017 event has been held. Thanks!

  15. Greg LaMarr March 28, 2017 at 2:41 PM #

    Many thanks to pace setter Filip Boelen for his advice, good nature and encouragement!

    Greg and Carla

  16. Stephanie Balch April 3, 2017 at 9:20 AM #

    I had to leave promptly after my run last week and left out without my age group award. How do I go about getting that please?

    • Ana April 3, 2017 at 9:28 AM #

      Stephanie, did you receive our two post-race emails? You’ll find details under the heading Event Awards in both emails.

      • Stephanie April 3, 2017 at 3:42 PM #

        Well thanks anyways, i read that age group awards will not be mailed. I guess i wont hurry off to my job next time, or just not participate.

        • ana April 3, 2017 at 3:47 PM #

          Stephanie, can you please indicate where you read that? We have an entire section in our Policies page that lists instructions for how to have your age-group award mailed.

      • Eva April 3, 2017 at 3:50 PM #

        Hi Stephanie,
        I apologize for any confusion, but I have been mailing out awards since last Monday. Please see our mailing instructions under “Policies”.

        • Stephanie April 3, 2017 at 4:40 PM #

          Under mailing race items it states , likewise mailimg age group awards will not be mailed if not present. Am i in the wrong spot?

  17. Stephanie April 3, 2017 at 4:50 PM #

    Perhaps what i am looking at is wrong area, but in mailing race items, it states, likewise we will not mail age group awards. Is this wrong area?

    • Ana April 3, 2017 at 5:47 PM #

      Hi Stephanie! Please check the date on that email. Because of the rain, we changed how we were handling awards. Please see the two emails we sent out after the race, one called “Way to Run the City” and one with a subject line “Awards, Gear-Check Bags, Race Shirts, and More!” You can also go to our Policies page and click Mailing Race Items.

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