2020sun22mar8:00 amProbility Ann Arbor MarathonMarathon • Marathon Relay • Half Marathon • 10K • 5K • 19-Mile Spring Marathon Training Run8:00 am EST Probility Ann Arbor Marathon Start Line, 2905, 617 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104Event Type :RunRegister Now!Volunteer Signup!Athlete Guide!Results
26.2 • 13.1 • 10K • 5K • Relay • 19-Mile Spring Marathon Training Run
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The Probility Ann Arbor Marathon offers a full marathon, half-marathon, 10K, and 5K. The full marathon can be run as an individual or as a 4-person relay team.
All events start and finish at 5th and Hill, in view of one of Ann Arbor’s most memorable landmarks, The University of Michigan Stadium. Participants run through downtown Ann Arbor, then wind their way through the city’s streets and parks as well as the 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. The full marathon is two loops.
The 10K has elements of a trail run, going through Nichols Arboretum and tackling the infamous “Arb Hill”!
The 5K is a beautiful run through The University of Michigan’s campus and the surrounding area with a fun finish line party with all four races hosted by Boston Brew!!
USATF certified half and full marathon courses
Boston and New York Marathons Qualifiers
Road Runners Club of America Championship Event for Michigan
Endorsed by the Michigan Fitness Foundation
The 5K, 10K, and half marathon events in the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon are walker friendly! It is recommended that walkers in the 26.2 distance choose the early start option.
8:00 a.m.: Marathon and Half-Marathon
8:20 a.m.: 10K and 5K
19-Mile Spring Training Run
Training for an April or May marathon? Tired of lonely long training runs? This date fits perfectly for many planned 19 or 20-mile training runs. Train with 1000 of your closest friends, with aid stations, portable toilets, and fans along the way.
This 19.3-mile training run is a combo of the Ann Arbor 10K and the Ann Arbor 13.1. You will earn all of the race swag, including the long-sleeved T-shirt, finisher’s medal, and post-race food and Boston Brew! It will be the most fun you have had on a training run – ever!
You will start the race together with all distances at 8:00 a.m. You will do the 10K first. As you approach the finish line, you will turn as though you are doing the second loop for the marathon. There will be signs indicating for you to turn. You will then complete the half-marathon and head to the finish line!
Participants in this division will get EVERYTHING that all race participants get (swag, food, beer, chip timing, etc.) excluding overall and age-group awards as this is a training run, not a race.
Athlete Guide Video - Please be sure to visit the complete Athlete Guide top right of this webpage
We will be donating a portion of each entry fee to one of these featured charities.
You will have the opportunity to choose where you would like yours to go during the registration process.
Listed below are some of our charities and we are still taking applications. To be considered to be a 2021 featured charity, please see the application HERE.
We have free entries available for those in early recovery. Learn more here.
- Race chip timing with speedy race results
- Participant tracking
- Best race T-shirt ever and other surprise swag
- Finisher medal you will cherish forever
- Hot and delicious post-race food
- FREE photos compliments of Epic Races
Shirt size only guaranteed if registered two weeks prior to race date
Promoting fitness, friendship, and fun for all ages for 50 years, we are grateful to the Ann Arbor Track Club for providing pacers for this event. Choose your goal and they will help you hit the mark! The following paces will be supported:
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
Full Marathon – 3:30, 3:40, 3:50, 4 hours, 4:10, 4:20, 4:30, 4:45, 5 hours 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, please contact Brian Harreld at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 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 visit Happy Planet Running!
Hill to East University Pedestrian Mall: 7:15 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
Observatory from CCRB Bridge exit to Geddes: 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Geddes from Observatory to Huron Parkway (only eastbound lane open): 7:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Huron Parkway to East Huron River Drive: 7:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. (the eastern/northbound lane only)
East Huron River Drive from Huron Parkway to Dixboro (only eastbound lane open): 7:30 a.m. to noon
Dixboro Road to Old Dixboro Road: 7:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
Fuller Road to East Medical Center Drive: 8:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Fuller Road to Huron Parkway to the turn-around point north of Huron Hills Golf Course, then back to Fuller Road using solely the western/southbound lane of Huron Parkway: 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Washington Heights to Observatory to the sidewalk cut-back to the CCRB Bridge: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
North University to South University using the East University Pedestrian Mall: 8:35 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.
South University to Tappan to Monroe to State: 7:40 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
South University from East University to State Street: 7:40 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
With runners participating in the marathon, half-marathon, 10K and 5K runs, closures will be intermittent, but it is suggested to avoid roads during the above-mentioned windows.
EARLY START | 6:00 A.M.
We will offer an early start for those who are walking or running a pace that will take more than 6 hours. If you choose an early start, you must start at 6 A.M. sharp, you may not start between 6 – 8:00 A.M.
Please understand that the course will not officially open until the official start time of 8:00 A.M. This means that the police will not be at the street crossings, the volunteers will not be out, and the aid stations will not be open until that time. You will need to have a light and hydration for the first two hours. You can dispose of anything you are carrying at an aid station when they open, and they will bring it to the gear check station at the finish line.
The course will be marked so you will easily be able to follow the course, but it will be a good idea to be familiar with it and carry a map as well.
If you are interested in this option, please check the apropriate box when registering.
Room Blocks available: from Friday, March 20, 2020 to Monday, March 23, 2020
120 W Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(.9 miles from start)
Book by Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Relay-handoff: The Basics
A team of 2-4 runners will cover the entire 26.2 mile distance.
Each runner will run one leg of 6.05 or 7.05 miles. The team can have as few as 2 members competing. This will require that 2 team members run 2 legs.
All teams will be Male/Female/All Ages.
Teams will be scored using this handicap system:
Part 1: Registration
If you are a Team Captain:
CLICK HERE to register for our event.
Select “Marathon Relay”
Continue with Registration, including filling out the following questions:
Pay for the registration in full, your team members will pay you back!
If you are Team Member:
Team members are invited to join a team or already have plans of joining an existing relay team. Since your team captain paid for your event in full, you are not charged during registration. Please be sure to pay them back!
Register for our event.
Select: “Marathon Relay – “JOIN A TEAM”
Continue with Registration
Finish and complete the registration. You are now registered on the team and your Team Captain will be receiving an email that you joined.
For further explanation about how to register and/or join a team CLICK HERE.
As a Team Captain:
You’ll get an email every time somebody registers for your team.
You will be responsible for getting individuals registered on time for your team.
As a Team Member:
You must know your team before signing up.
You are responsible for registering yourself, on time, for your correct team.
Part 2: Race Day
HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR A SMOOTH AND SUCCESSFUL RELAY DAY!
Each team member will get an official race bib that does not have a timing chip. All members must wear a bib (when you are running you will have two bibs) on the outside of their top. Each team will receive ONE timing belt with one team bib. This will be buckled around the active runner and will be passed to each team member. Teams will receive individual and total times. You will receive all bibs, belt, and timing chip at packet pickup. We really recommend picking up your packet at the expo on Saturday!
Please use our buses for transportation to Gallup Park if you are running leg 2 or 4.
Here is what you need to know about the buses:
- The first bus will leave from 5th and Madison at 7:20 a.m.
- The second bus will leave from the same location at 8:30 a.m.
- When the second bus arrives at Gallup Park, the first bus will head back to the start line with those who have finished leg one. It will then shuttle back and forth from the start/finish area to Gallup Park until noon. Any leg 3 runners arriving at Gallup Park after 12:00 noon will need to be picked up by their wonderful teammates or at least get reimbursed by their teammates for an Uber.
- Bag check will be available for legs 1 & 3 to have dry clothes waiting at Gallup Park and for legs 2 & 4 to leave a bag of excess clothing to be transported back to the start/finish area. The bags and labels will be available at our “bag check” area as well as on the buses. You may not use your own bag and all contents within the bag will need to be visible. Any other bags will be left behind.
Leg #1 (7.05 miles)
You will begin at the official start line with everybody. If you would like to have warm, dry clothes for you when you finish your leg, you should put your belongings in a “bag check” bag and put it in the cargo area of the 7:20 a.m. bus. You can get a bag at our “bag check” area and we will also have them on the bus. When you arrive at Gallup Park, your stuff will be there and there will be a bus to transport you back to the start/finish area.
Leg #2 (6.05 miles)
You will take the bus to Gallup Park and may leave your belongings in the cargo area of the bus as long as they are in one of our supplied bags. Your belongings will be available to you at the “bag check” area of the start/finish area.
Leg #3 (7.05 miles)
This transfer spot is at Green and Hill. There is a parking lot there. We encourage you to arrive early to secure a spot in that lot. We will do our best to reserve it only for “Leg 3” participants. You can access the lot by entering Green off of Hoover. The road will have a barricade, but you will be let in if you can produce your bib showing you are on a relay team. Before staging yourself to run, you may want to put your warm, dry clothes in a “bag check” bag in the cargo area of the 8:30 a.m. bus so they will be there for you when you arrive at Gallup Park.
Leg #4 (6.05 miles)
Same as leg #2, but you may want to take the 8:30 a.m. bus as opposed to the 7:20 a.m bus. Your choice!
When you are approaching the finish line, your teammates will join you to the finish where you will all receive your well-deserved medals because there is no “I” in TEAM!
Age Groups (Male and Female Age Divisions):
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+
5K & 10K
1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
Top 5 in each in each age-group
26.2 & 13.1
1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
Top 5 in each in each age-group
1st team in each category