Run United


United Way for Southeastern Michigan is an official Gold Charity Partner of the 2017 Detroit Free Press Marathon, which takes place Oct. 14-15 in downtown Detroit. Our Run United team works to raise funds toward our Healthy Kids focus area, working to make sure all children in Greater Detroit grow up healthy and strong.

In return for running with our team, you’ll have access to some amazing benefits—like access to our office on race day, blocks away from the start line! Click here to see all the benefits, under “Promote and Fundraise.

Join Run United

Ready to Run United? Here’s how to get started:

  1. Register to run the 5K, half marathon, marathon or marathon relay at When you register, select United Way for Southeastern Michigan as your charity, and then select your team.
  2. All fundraising is done through the online platform Crowdrise. If you select United Way as your charity while registering, you will automatically have a Crowdrise page created for you here:
  3. You’re all set to fundraise and run (minus the training). You can find all the resources you need to fundraise in our Run United Fundraiser Toolkit.
  4. Looking for support? Join our Facebook group!

Once you’re registered, we’ll be in touch to help you with fundraising, training and more.