“It Was A Marathon Of Errors, And God’s Runner Didn’t Help”

When the young man in the old overcoat walked up to me that autumn morning in 1978 and told me that he had been instructed by God to run in the Free Press International Marathon, I was pleased with the serenity of my response. (more…)

Where the fartlek is my shirt?!

We promise, they are not lost in the mail nor do we have an incorrect address on file.  We didn’t pace ourselves when we announced that you would have your shirt by Thanksgiving and we apologize for any miscommunication or lack of communication on our part.   

Here’s the scoop:  The fulfillment house that our shirt vendor contracted to send the shirts out didn’t realize what an undertaking mailing nearly 27,000 shirts would be. They needed to be sorted by gender, by size and by race – and make it in the correct envelope. They are working overtime to ensure everything is in the mail by Tuesday, December 6th and delivered to you by Tuesday, December 20th.

 We appreciate your patience and understanding of this unfortunate and rare situation “Shirt Happens” has put us all in.  (more…)

All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner

All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner at Fort Street Presbyterian Church

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $15.00 per person, $5.00 children 12 and under

Location: Fort Street Presbyterian Church: www.fortstreet.org

631 W. Fort, Detroit, MI (corner of Fort & Third streets, just west of the Start/Finish Line)

To benefit The Fort Street Open Door Homeless Outreach Program.

Sometimes, Shirt Happens…

Dear Runners,

As we near race day of our 39th annual Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon, we have some disappointing news to share. (more…)

Thanks For A Great 2015!


Thanks for taking part in Detroit’s Marathon Weekend! This event would not be possible without our volunteers, sponsors and staff.

Congratulations to all of our participants. You inspire us, and we hope to see you again next year!