Sign up for the Virtual Marathon
The Detroit Free Press Marathon has gone virtual for 2020, and so have we. Join us Sept. 16 through Oct. 18 for the first-ever Run United Virtual Marathon. Virtual marathon participants will log at least 25 miles on their own running or walking. Then, we’ll all complete the final 1.2 miles together with a virtual “race” on Oct. 18. Registration is $30 and supports our efforts to provide Detroit students with technology they need to learn. We’ll also send you a marathon tech shirt, race bib and other cool swag.
What We Do
We mobilize the caring power of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan to improve communities and individual lives in measurable and lasting ways.
Our vision, and your part:
Southeastern Michigan is united in building a community of stable households and thriving children. We connect families to programs and services to help them meet their basic needs of food, housing, health care and family finances. We also work to ensure that starting at birth, families have the tools and support needed to make sure their children start school ready to learn and graduate prepared for success in life. The funds we raise through the Virtual Marathon support Detroit students so they can focus on learning with working laptops, reliable internet access and other technology supports.
Event promotion
Virtual Marathon One-Pager
Virtual Marathon Playbook
Closing the Digital Divide
Fundraising resources
Email Fundraising Template
Peer to Peer Fundraising Best Practices
3 Tips to Make Fundraising Fun!
Timeline and group runs
Aug. 7: Registration opens and fundraising and activities begin on OneCause
Sept. 1: Register before this date to guarantee you receive your shirt and swag before Sept. 16
Sept. 16: Virtual marathon begins
Sept. 16-Oct 17: Complete 25 miles (or more) running or walking on your own.
Oct. 18: 1.2-mile celebration run or walk
Support and group runs
Join RUNDetroit, or City Sneakers in Macomb County, or find other running groups to join safely. You can also make your own training plans and routes.


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