Ann Arbor Residents: you’ll find the marathon street closures in full detail at https://epicraces.com/?p=5502.
We invite you to run the city with us on Sunday, May 20 for the 2018 Probility Ann Arbor Marathon, brought to you by Epic Races. With four distances to choose from, we offer something for everyone, whether you’re walking your first 5K or running your 50th marathon.
All events 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 in Elbel Field.
The 5K, 10K, and half marathon events in the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon are walker friendly!
As an official Road Runners of America Runner-Friendly Community, Ann Arbor has many options for running and racing. You may want to check out the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run, a legendary and iconic Ann Arbor race happening just two weeks after the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon. Organized by the Ann Arbor Track Club, the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run celebrates its 45th year in 2018. Epic Races congratulates the Ann Arbor Track Club on this long-running special event!
The Probility Ann Arbor Marathon 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.
All registered Probility Ann Arbor Marathon participants receive:
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!
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!
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 hours 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 May 20? 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 Marathon participants must be registered by May 6; your virtual race must be completed between May 1 and May 20. Post your stats, photos, and story on the 2018 Probility Ann Arbor Marathon Virtual Half Facebook event page; if you post on Twitter or Instagram, 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, May 19 from 12 PM to 4 PM at The University of Michigan Sports Coliseum located at 721 South Fifth St. in Ann Arbor. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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