Run United: United Way’s Detroit Free Press Marathon Team


United Way for Southeastern Michigan is an official Gold Charity Partner of the 2018 Detroit Free Press Marathon, which takes place Oct. 20-21 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

Registration is now open for the 2018 Free Press Marathon! Runners who sign up for any of the races—from the 1-mile run to the full marathon—are welcome to join our team. Click here to register and select “United Way for Southeastern Michigan” as your charity.

When you Run United, you’re joining a team of runners and walkers who care about our community. In 2017, our team of 180 runners raised nearly $90,000. We also had 70 volunteers join us.

Click here to sign up to learn more about volunteer opportunities on marathon weekend.

Benefits to running with United Way include:

  • Run United swag bag with tech shirt and other goodies
  • Access to our office on race day
  • Invitations to exclusive events like our pre-race dinner, group runs and runner clinics
  • And other benefits—more details coming soon!

Team Members

Thanks for signing up to Run United!

Existing Run United teammates can find all the resources they need to fundraise in our Run United Fundraiser Toolkit.

Join our Facebook group for updates.