2018 : Detroit Free Press Marathon (Oct. 20-21)

October 20, 2018 all-day

The 2018  Detroit Marathon was held October 20-21, 2018 and was sponsored by  both the Detroit Free Press and Chemical Bank.

Source : Kayla Daugherty, “How non-running newspaper guy launched the Detroit Free Press marathon“, Detroit Free Press, September 29, 2017.

Bandon Folsom,”Detroit marathon: Christopher Chipsiya wins men’s full marathon“, Detroit Free Press, October 21, 2018.

Brandon Folsom, “Detroit marathon: Lioudmila Kortchaguina wins women’s full again“, Detroit Free Press, October 21, 2018.

More Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon information.

Detroit Free Press Marathon Facebook Page.

From previous marathons:

George Sipple and Bill Laitner, “Detroit Marathon 2017: Relive our favorite tales from the long runs, Detroit Free Press, October 16, 2017.

The 2016 Detroit Marathon (October 16, 2016) : Bill Laitner , George Sipple and Mike Brudenell , “Marathon notes: They beat rain, fatigue for race medals“, Detroit Free Press, October 17, 2016.

This year’s marathon events had a record-breaking 27,833 people register, said Executive Race Director Barbara Bennage. The roster of events was comprised of a 5K and kids fun run on Saturday, which drew more than 2,000 participants, followed by the main events Sunday: the marathon, international half-marathon and U.S.-only half-marathon, as well as marathon relays, officials said.  For the full article, see J. C. Reindl, “Detroit marathon sets record, inspires proposals”, Detroit Free Press, October 19, 2015.

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