Join Dexter-Ann Arbor Run
The beautiful shaded backwoods of the Huron River provide the setting for the annual Dexter to Ann Arbor Runs. Choose from a 5K, a 10K, or the classic Half-Marathon, which takes runners on a scenic, gently rolling 13.1 mile course starting in the picturesque town of Dexter and heading east along Huron River Drive to the exciting finish in beautiful downtown Ann Arbor. The 5K and 10K events start and finish in downtown Ann Arbor, a city selected this year by Road Runners Club of America as the top Road Runner Friendly Community in the US.
All courses are completely paved. After the events, enjoy a cold beer from the Wolverine State Brewing Company tent located near the finish line.
A kids fun run is also held at Ann Arbor Skyline High School on the Saturday prior to the runs.
The race starting line for the half-marathon lies at Dexter’s Creekside Intermediate School on Baker Road, and runners start the race at 8:30 AM. From there, the course follows a counter-clockwise loop through Dexter as they make their way to Huron River Drive, which they follow as its winds along the shores of the river for most of the race.
The course runs through a series of parks on its way to Ann Arbor, including Dexter Huron Metropark, Delhi Metropark and Bird Hills Park. The Huron River makes for a mostly quiet companion throughout the race, as this slow-moving river is known perhaps best to locals and visitors for its slow current and scarce rapids that make for great canoeing and kayaking.
Once they reach downtown Ann Arbor, runners then begin the final stretch of the race along North Main Street, which is also one of the hilliest parts of the race and actually ends on an uphill to the finish line. The half marathon is for runners only, and organizers note you’ll need to keep a pace of 15 minutes per mile or better.
Water will be served at nine aid stations, located near miles 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. The aid stations at miles 4, 8, and 10 will also have Gatorade available. Several "porta-johns" are available near all aid stations.
All finishers will receive a custom-designed medal. If you're up for a challenge, then we've got one for you! Show up early and enjoy the bus ride to the starting line of this race adventure!
The bag drop off area for the 5K and the 10K is in the Ann & Ashley parking deck, near the Registration area. For the Half Marathon, the drop off area will be at the start area. Small plastic bags are provided at the staging areas for each race. You may also use your own athletic bag. Your name and bib number must be clearly printed on the bag. Do not leave valuables, breakable items or car keys in the bags. The AATC is not responsible for lost or stolen items from clothing bags.
There are numerous lots and parking decks in downtown Ann Arbor.
Chip Timing - With the exception of "fun run" participants, all entrants in the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon will be timed using disposable Bib Tags (B Tags). You will receive your Bib Tag at packet pick-up.
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