A half of a whole lot of fun!
Oh MI Goddess! What?!
Here is your opportunity to run 13.1 miles or a 5K wherever and whenever you want in an effort to celebrate everything about our great state- our mitten – we live right here → ✋Michigan!
Whether your route includes the heartbreaking Main Street hill leading up to the Big House in Ann Arbor or has sand stuck between your toes as you trace the shoreline of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula celebrate your state and the sport you love.
We will post suggested routes where you can use our special app for guidance and cheers along the way. Share it with 200 of your closest friends so they can track your progress and cheer you along as well!
Do you have what it takes to be a MarathonHER? Join your mothers, sisters, daughters, your entire sisterhood in spirit in the Oh MI Goddess and show our great mitten state how truly divine you are. Run the 13.1 Oh MI Goddess in the spring and the 13.1 Women Run the D in the fall and OMG… you are a MarathonHER!
While this is a day to celebrate goddesses of all generations, we also welcome gods, as long as they support our goddesses and these very vital causes. All events are walker-friendly!
How do I become a Michigan MarathonHER? A Michigan MarathonHER is an exclusive title for women who complete two Goddess Half Marathon events. The first, Oh MI Goddess, in June/July and the second, Women Run the D, in September (live or virtual). Combining these two 13.1 miles races you’ll make yourself one 26.2 mile running marathonHER. Complete both races and get a MarathonHER medal! One State. Two Races. Three Medals.
By signing up for both events you are automatically registered for Michigan MarathonHER. Haven’t heard about Women Run the D? Click here for more information.
Note: Our tag-line “That Woman Race from Michigan” is a spin on a tagline that got Michigan placed center stage in the news. Regardless of our views of the governor and her decisions, we are all proud Michiganders and that is what this race aims to celebrate!
No, it’s not Virtual Reality, but we promise you’ll have a ton of fun! A Virtual Race can be done at any time and any location. You can run at your own pace, 6-feet from your favorite run buddies, whenever and wherever you like. Whether you want to pound the pavement, hit the trails, or run along a lakeshore with the sand between your toes you get to make this race your own. There are no parking problems. No crowds. No long port-a-potty lines. There is no start gun or nervous, pre-race chitchat with other participants. There is not even a starting line! Choose your date, time, place, and competition and go!
CHOOSE A LOCATION AND COURSE
Don’t live in Michigan? That’s OK you can still participate anywhere you like.
COMPLETE YOUR RUN
GET YOUR SWAG IN THE MAIL
Top 10 Reasons to do a Virtual Race
10. You don’t need to deal with traffic or parking.
9. You can choose your own weather conditions.
8. Scheduling conflicts won’t get in the way.
7. If you have an injury, the race can wait.
6. You can use it as “training” to practice things like hydration.
5. You don’t need to set your alarm unless you want to.
4. You get a super cool T-shirt.
3. You get a fantastic finisher’s medal.
2. Do something for yourself that is all about you.
1. Celebrate strong women from Michigan and beyond!
A virtual event is all about you, you do it for yourself so there is no need to “prove” your run… BUT… we love hearing about your experience! Whether you completed your first Half Marathon or are a seasoned racer we want to celebrate your accomplishments. It’s also great to share new routes and parks with others so we do hope you will post about it on our Facebook page.
Uploading your results online is not mandatory for you to receive the swag that comes with registering for this race!
All swag will be mailed to the U.S. Mail address you used during registration.
Note: Due to COVID-19 and the impact it has had on the US Postal Service delivery dates cannot be guaranteed and it may take additional time to receive your swag, we appreciate your patience.