may, 2019

2019sun12may8:00 amSuburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess Run5K & Mile Fun Run benefitting Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MIOCA)8:00 am EST Liberty/Maynard, Maynard St & E Liberty StEvent Type :Goddess,Kids,Run,VirtualRegister Now!

Event Details

5K & 1 Mile Fun Run benefitting Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MIOCA)

Run or walk downtown Ann Arbor – choose from the 5K or the mile fun run.

Celebrate a day for all women — Mother’s Day! — by joining your mothers, sisters, daughters, your entire sisterhood in the Suburban Chevrolet Arbor Goddess 5K and showing Ann Arbor how truly divine you are. You can even race with your daughter or mother on our USATF-certified 5K course in the Mother-Daughter category or add a grandmother or granddaughter for our Three Generations of Women category of fabulous females (participants must compete in the 5K for these divisions)! Want a shorter distance in which to showcase your athletic abilities? We have an untimed one-mile fun run option as well. Create a team of your family members, co-workers, neighbors, or friends and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow females as you wind your way through the city’s scenic downtown district to the finish line. Whatever your age or ability may be, you know you can do this.

While this is a day to celebrate goddesses of all generations, we also welcome gods (husbands, brothers, fathers, sons, grandfathers, and more), as long as they support our goddesses and this very vital cause (awards are just for the ladies, guys!)

The 5K Course is USATF certified and both the 5K and mile events are walker friendly!


SWAG… aka… What you get:

  • The best finisher’s medal around with removable charm.
  • Free professional race photos compliments of Epic Races
  • Super-soft, race T-shirt
  • The best post-Mother’s Day race party around
  • Race chip timing with super-speedy race results


Looking to PR or finish by a certain time? The Ann Arbor Track Club 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. There will be pacers available at the following paces for the 5K: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00. Note: it’s perfectly fine to change from one pace to another while out on the course. After all, it’s your race!

Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Established in 2011, the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance strives to save women’s lives by promoting the early detection of ovarian cancer and improved treatment outcomes.  MIOCA raises awareness of ovarian cancer, provides resources and support to survivors and their families, advocates both locally and federally, educates Michigan communities, and funds innovative ovarian cancer research.


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 visit Happy Planet Running!


7:30 a.m. Race Announcements and Warm Up

8:00 a.m. Start: Kids Dash

8:10 a.m. Start: 5K & Mile Fun Run/Walk

8:15 a.m. Post-Race Party

9:15 a.m. 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!

Mile Fun Run/Walk


Age Groups ( Female Age Divisions): We welcome males to participate but they are not eligible for awards.

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

Mother/Daughter • Three Generations &  Team Awards

1st place in each in each category

Mile Fun Run

Just for fun!

  • Packet Pickup


  • Saturday, May 11 – Packet Pick-Up will be available from 12 p.m to 2 p.m. at 600 South Wagner, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Sunday, May 12 – Packet pick-up will be from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. prior to the race downtown.
  • 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 from the 5K to the mile — or from the mile to the 5K — by logging in to your Run Sign Up account, clicking the My Registered Races button, clicking Manage Registration by Ann Arbor Goddess, 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

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.

I can no longer participate.How do I get a refund?

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We do not offer refunds, but if you purchased insurance when you registered, please click this link.  You will need to present documentation for claim reason(s) based on the Terms & Conditions of your Policy if the Policy ID starts with “TGSD” , “TGFS” , “TGTS”, or “TGRS” (Ex: Doctor’s Note, Work Travel Schedule and Receipt, Jury Summons, Policy Report, Transportation Delay Printout, etc.)

How do I transfer my Registration to another person?

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To transfer your registration to another person, log into your Run Sign Up account, click Manage My Registration, then click Manage Registration by Ann Arbor Goddess. Click the blue Transfer to Another Runner button, then follow the onscreen instructions.  Please note that there is a $15 transfer fee plus a processing fee for this service.

How do I confirm my registration

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Click here and click the blue Find a Participant button, then look yourself up.

I ordered the wrong size shirt. Can I change this?

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Yes! Log into your Run Sign Up account, then click Manage My Registration, then click Manage Registration by Ann Arbor Goddess. Click the blue Giveaways button, then follow the onscreen instructions.

Can somebody else pick-up my packet for me?

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Yes! Saturday, May 11 – Packet Pick-Up will be available from 12 p.m to 2 p.m. at 600 South Wagner, Ann Arbor, MI. Sunday, May 12 – Packet pick-up will be from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. prior to the race downtown.

I wasn't able to stay for the awards ceremony. Where can I get my award?

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We sure will!  Send us a self, addressed, stamped 9 x 12 envelope (please have $5.00 postage affixed to your envelope) and we will send your award!


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