september, 2019

2019sun15sep8:00 amAmerican Home Fitness Detroit Women's Half Marathon, 10K & 5KHalf Marathon • 10K • 5K • Handcycle8:00 am EST Belle Isle State Park, Sunset Dr, Detroit, MIEvent Type :Goddess,RunRegister now!Volunteer Now!

Event Details

Half Marathon • 10K • 5K

A portion of this event’s proceeds will benefit our featured charity, the American Heart Association: Go Red for Women.

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. First-time racers and experienced marathoners. The young and the young at heart. Join your sisters on beautiful Belle Isle State Park 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!


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. 

Along with our partner Fellow Flowers, the American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s 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 the American Heart Association and the American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K
She will represent the Epic Heart Heroes at the Renewal by Andersen Women Run the D Expotique on race weekend
She will appear at Epic Heart Heroes 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 2017 American Home Fitness Detroit Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K and receive complimentary gear from our sponsors.

Epic Heart Hero FAQsHeartHeroElena
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 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

  • FAQs:

I signed up for the 5k but I think that the mile is more my distance. Can I switch?

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You can switch by logging in to your Run Sign Up account, clicking the My Registered Races button, clicking Manage Registration by Hot Cocoa Classic, then clicking the Transfer Event button and following the onscreen instructions. If you are transferring to the 5K from the mile, you will be charged for the difference in price between the events. NOTE: the deadline to switch events is Saturday, October 27.

What happens if it is raining or snowing on race morning?

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All Epic Races will be held, rain, snow, or shine.

Where do I park on race morning?

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Plenty of parking is available adjacent to the start/finish line on Belle Isle. Belle Isle is a Michigan State Park and you will need the Recreation Passport. For more info on the Recreation Passport click here.

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  • Saturday, September 15
  • Sunday, November 16- Packet pick-up will be from 6 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. at the race venue


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