Detroit Free Press Marathon

Detroit, MI, USAOctober 20, 2024
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The Detroit Free Press Marathon is a 42.195-kilometre (26.219 mi) race run every third Sunday in October in Detroit, Michigan, United States and Windsor, Ontario, Canada since 1978. Major General Stan Connelly and Jerry Coyle organized the first international marathon. MaryJane Hatton, recorded the times as the runners crossed the finish line. After each marathon Stan Connelly and his daughter MaryJane Hatton would compile a booklet entitled, “We’re All Winners” of every runner and their times. The marathon course is international and has featured the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel for all but two years of its existence. The current course crosses the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel between Detroit and Windsor. Due to its use of the tunnel, the race is able to boast that it has the only official underwater international mile in the world, as the tunnel runs underneath the Detroit River. The race is a USATF-certified, Boston-qualifier course. Wikipedia

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When is the 2024 Detroit Free Press Marathon?

The 2024 Detroit Free Press Marathon will be held on Sunday October 20, 2024.

Is the Detroit Free Press Marathon a Boston Marathon Qualfier?

Yes, the Detroit Free Press Marathon is an official Boston Marathon qualifier.

What is the time limit for the Detroit Free Press Marathon?

The time limit for the Detroit Free Press Marathon is 6.5 hours.

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Historical Weather

RunScore
Run Score: 8
Temp
56°F
Min/Max
45°/57°F
Dew
40°F
Days of Rain
4/25
Wind
10mph
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YearConditionsLow / HighRainRunScore
2023
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48°/ 55°-
Run Score: 8
2022
cloudy
46°/ 51°-
Run Score: 6
2021
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47°/ 59°-
Run Score: 8
2019
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46°/ 63°-
Run Score: 8
2018
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36°/ 39°-
Run Score: 7
2017
clear-night
67°/ 74°Light
Run Score: 6
2016
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64°/ 69°Light
Run Score: 7
2015
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35°/ 48°-
Run Score: 8
2014
clear-night
34°/ 47°-
Run Score: 8
2013
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41°/ 53°-
Run Score: 8
2012
clear-night
40°/ 57°-
Run Score: 8
2011
cloudy
50°/ 53°-
Run Score: 8
2010
partly-cloudy-night
49°/ 61°-
Run Score: 9
2009
clear-night
29°/ 49°-
Run Score: 8
2008
partly-cloudy-night
37°/ 55°-
Run Score: 8
2007
clear-night
57°/ 74°-
Run Score: 7
2006
clear-night
38°/ 48°-
Run Score: 6
2005
clear-night
37°/ 51°-
Run Score: 8
2004
partly-cloudy-night
53°/ 57°Light
Run Score: 9
2003
partly-cloudy-night
37°/ 51°-
Run Score: 8
2002
clear-night
48°/ 66°-
Run Score: 8
2001
partly-cloudy-night
56°/ 64°Light
Run Score: 8
2000
partly-cloudy-night
56°/ 65°-
Run Score: 9
1999
clear-night
39°/ 52°-
Run Score: 8
1998
partly-cloudy-night
47°/ 59°-
Run Score: 9