Epic Races announced today that the inaugural Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and 5K will take place on Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. on Belle Isle.

Runners and walkers alike are welcome to participate in the races, which will start near the Scott Memorial Fountain with the half marathon looping the island twice. Start times are 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. for the half marathon and 5K, respectively.

Registration is open and available at www.detroitwomenshalf.com/register.

For the half marathon, the cost is $75 until Sept. 9, then $85 until race day. The cost for the 5K is $35 until Sept. 9, then $45 until race day. Participants will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag, personalized bib number with embedded timing chip and finisher’s medal with detachable charm, among other things.

The event is part of the Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and 5K’s mission to inspire women of all fitness abilities to set and reach new health and fitness goals through the training and completion of a half marathon or 5K

. A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit the American American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® campaign. To learn more, visit www.GoRedForWomen.org.

“Go Red for Women is a campaign that falls in line with the mission of the Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and we are very pleased to announce our partnership,” said Mary Culbertson, meet director. “The Belle Isle shoreline lends itself to a simple loop course and provides stunning views that will undoubtedly inspire and please runners.”

Furthermore, the race is seeking women that embody the qualities of “Heart Heroes”. A “Heart Hero” is an individual who embraces a healthy lifestyle and knows the risk of heart disease and stroke. Individuals can send inquiries to aimee@detroitwomenshalfmarathon.com. “Heart Heroes” will receive free entrance.

Learn more about the Detroit Women’s Half Marathon at www.detroitwomenshalf.com.


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