september, 2020

2020sun13sep8:00 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 will open December 1, 2019Volunteer Now!Race Weekend DetailsResults

Event Details

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

Attention runners: Race weekend info, including packet pickup, expo, courses and more can be found in the athlete guide.


The American Home Fitness Women Run the D event is Detroit’s premier women’s running event, supporting various women’s charities. Whether you’re a seasoned runner, a casual runner or training for your first ever race, we have the distance for you. 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


We are thrilled that GoalMakers and Run Detroit will be providing pace teams for this year’s race. Looking to run a certain pace or achieve a goal?  Choose the right pace group for you and look for them holding up signs in the start area.  You can also stop by their booth at the expo the day before for a meet and greet.

5K – pacers for :21, :24, :27, :30, :33, and :36 total finish time

10K – pacers for :42, :48, :54, 1:00, 1:06, and 1:12 total finish time

Half Marathon – 1:35, 1:45, 2 hours, 2:15, 2:30 total finish time

Not sure what pace to run? Check out the pace predictor here to help choose your group.

Interested in being a pacer?
In order to be a pacer, you must have extensive running and racing experience and plan to run a pace at least 2 minutes per mile slower than your typical race pace. For more information on pacing the 13.1 or 10K, please contact Bruce Seguin from Goal Makers at For information on pacing the 5K, please contact Justin Craig at

Shop for exclusive gear and rep the race before or after you toe the line! We’ve got super-cute hoodies and more in the American Home Fitness Women Run the D store.

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Room block available – September 13, 2019 – September 15, 2019
$179 King or 2 double beds*
*Rate available until August 25 at 5 p.m.
Hotel address: Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48243
Race shuttle available (signup mandatory — please use this form) or drive only four miles to Belle Isle.
Amenities include:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Kid-Friendly
Crowne Plaza : Detroit Downtown Riverfront
Room block available – September 13, 2019 – September 14, 2019
$179 King or 2 double beds
2 Washington Blvd., Detroit, Michigan 48226
Amenities include:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Business Center
  • Health/Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool

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).

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.

Our Heart Heroes will serve as a spokespeople for the American Heart Association and the American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K, represent the Epic Heart Heroes at the Women Run the D Expotique on race weekend and participate in the races on race day.

Do you have somebody to nominate to be a 2020 Epic Heart Hero?  CLICK HERE for the application.

Meet the 2019 Epic Heart Heroes

Kathy Molinaro, Macomb

I’m 68 years old and have been working out a few times each week with my daughter, a personal trainer, for about 7 years.  I completed my first 5K in the Spring of 2018, and have done three more since. I don’t claim to RUN the whole time for sure — I do short intervals — but what a difference from barely being able to climb one flight of mall steps!” — Read her whole story

Agatha Gordon, Detroit 

“In April of 2017, I was admitted to the hospital. My diagnosis was sepsis; however, doctors were shocked that I was able to recover and credited my complete recovery to my physically active lifestyle. I was told that I should not have survived.” — Read her whole story

Grace Davison, Canton

“I was shocked, shaken, confused. I had just kayaked the treacherous waters of Lake Superior the year before and white-water rafted with my husband in the River Gorge. Could the aneurysm have burst then? I felt so lucky to be alive, yet I knew that there was no way around this other than to have open heart surgery and as soon as possible. ” — Read her whole story


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. 


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

7:58 a.m. Start: Handcycle

8:00 a.m. Start: 13.1, 10K, and 5K

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 Map

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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