september, 2019

2019sun15sep8:00 amAmerican Home Fitness Women Run the DHalf Marathon • 10K • 5K • Handcycle8:00 am EST Belle Isle State Park, Sunset Dr, Detroit, MI 48207Event Type :Goddess,RunRegister now!Volunteer Now!Results

Event Details

Women Run the D Half Marathon • 10K • 5K

The American Home Fitness Women Run the D event is Detroit’s premier women’s running event.  Supporting various women’s charities, and whether you’re a seasoned runner, casual runner or training for your first ever race, we have the distance for you. Gu will be handed out at mile 7. The 5K, 10K, and half-marathon all take place together at the beautiful Belle Isle State Park.


SWAG… aka… What you get:

  • Free professional race photos compliments of Epic Races
  • A super-soft, high-quality race T-shirt
  • Post-race yummy breakfast
  • Race chip timing with super-speedy race results
  • Super cool Women Run the D Finisher’s Medal
  • Special Gift for participants of 2 Goddess Races
  • Special Gift for participants of all 3 Goddess Races


Looking to PR or finish by a certain time? Hanson’s Running Shop will have its pace team ready to help you meet your goals! Look for them in the starting area; they’ll be holding signs showing which pace they’ll be running.


epic races happy planet runningThe event 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 see our 2018 solid waste report. 

Room block available – September 13, 2019 – September 15, 2019
$179 King or 2 double beds
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48243
Race shuttle available or only a 4 mile drive to Belle Isle
  • Wireless Internet
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Kid-Friendly
Room block available – September 13, 2019 – September 14, 2019
$179 King or 2 double beds
Crowne Plaza : Detroit Downtown Riverfront
2 Washington Blvd., Detroit, Michigan 48226
Race shuttle available or only a 5 Mile Drive to Belle Isle 
  • Wireless Internet
  • Business Center
  • Health/Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool


Along with our partner Fellow Flowers, the American Home Fitness Women Run the D Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K are searching for a few amazing women: runners or walkers of any age and fitness 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 her heart condition stop her. She approaches life with passion and strength, as she knows too well how short life can be. She embraces a healthful lifestyle, knows the risk factors for heart disease and stroke, and takes action to minimize that risk. She helps educate others about these risk factors so that they too can take control of their heart health.

What will an Epic Heart Hero do?

She will share her heart story and serve as a spokesperson for Heart Health and the American Home Fitness Women Run the D Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K
She will represent the Epic Heart Heroes at the Women Run the D Expotique on race weekend
She will appear at Epic Heart Hero promotional events
She will share her heart story with the media upon request
She will commit to running her race with courage, integrity, and good sportsmanship
She will serve as an amazing role model for all of our participants
In exchange, an Epic Heart Hero will be given free entry to her distance of choice in the 2019 American Home Fitness Women Run the D Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K and receive complimentary gear from our sponsors.

Epic Heart Hero FAQs
Q. Does an Epic Heart Hero have to be a good runner?
A. No! Our Epic Heart Heroes have varied in running ability, with many of our past Epic Heart Heroes being walkers. An Epic Heart Hero should have prior race experience.

Q. Does an Epic Heart Hero have to be perfect in her heart-health regimen?
A. No, but she has to be actively working towards being healthy and committed to change.

Q. Does an Epic Heart Hero have to be a woman?
A. Yes! While we recognize that men and children also suffer from heart disease, and Epic Heart Hero also represents the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign and must, therefore, be a woman.

Do you know or are somebody who embodies an Epic Heart Hero?? APPLY HERE before May 12, 2019.  Our 2019 Epic Heart Heroes will be announced on May 31, 2019.


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).


7:50 a.m. Race Announcements and Warm Up

8:00 a.m. Start: 13.1 and 10K

8:15 a.m. Start: 3.1 and Handcycle

8:45 a.m. Post-Race Festivities Begin

8:45 am Awards Available for Pick Up

We know your time is precious, so we offer “Grab-n-Go” Awards. If you are an overall or age-group award winner (see award section for details), before heading out, stop by the podium, grab your award (don’t miss the photo-op), and go!
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5K & 10K Map

13.1 Map


Age Groups:

8 and under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, 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+


1st Place Overall
1st Place Masters
Top 5 in each age-group

10K & 5K

1st Place Overall
1st Place Masters
Top 5 in each in each age-group

Mother Daughter, Three Generation

& Team Awards

1st Place Overall

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Packet Pickup

  • Day before Race at the Expo
  • Race Day at Race Venue 6 – 7:45 A.M.
  • See Athlete Guide for details


Free photos compliments of Epic Races


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