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2021 Detroit Marathon Registration now OPEN!

We are pleased to announce that the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s is a proud charity partner for the 2021 Detroit Free Press Marathon.

Race weekend will be October 16-17, 2021 and includes the following distances:

  • Full Marathon 26.2 Miles
  • International Half-Marathon 13.1 Miles
  • U.S.-Only Half-Marathon 13.1 Miles
  • Marathon Relay (Complete the marathon with friends!)
  • Competitive 1-Mile
  • 5K
  • And the Meijer Kids Fun Run!

You can sign up for any of these distances and raise funds for the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s while you train/race! All races will have a virtual run option as well. Early bird pricing is from January 1- March 1, 2021 and prices increase March 2, 2021. Please remember to choose the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s as your charity when you sign up! As part of our Team 23 running team, you will raise a minimum of $500 on the GivenGain fundraising platform, and you will receive a Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s dri-fit shirt for running as part of our team!

You can see full event details at:

All precautions for the race related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.

For a recap of the 2020 race and Team 23’s great accomplishments you can read Jamen and Debra’s stories here.

If you were signed up for 2020 and deferred to 2021, you should have received your code for sign up from the Detroit Marathon team.

We hope you will join us by running together in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease. For further questions please email