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


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.

Support Run United

Nearly 200 runners have committed to use their 5K, half marathon or marathon race to raise funds to support United Way’s efforts to make Southeastern Michigan healthy, educated and economically prosperous.

Make a donation to support our runners:

Join Run United

Thank you for your interest. Run United signup is completed for 2017. Registration for the 2018 Detroit Free Press Marathon and Run United opens at midnight on Jan. 1, 2018. Click here to sign up to learn more about Run United as a volunteer or runner.

Join our Facebook group for updates. 

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