2017/11/05 09:00:00

Race Information

Monroe Half Marathon | Sunday November 5, 2017

Run the flat and fast streets of historic Monroe, while enjoying the fall beauty along the way!
PRESENTED BY: Monroe County Special Olympics

About this event:

All race proceeds go toward the continued operation of Monroe County Special Olympics programs.
Special Olympics Michigan Area 34

Mission Statement:

The Monroe Half Marathon is committed to reaching out to persons with special needs by providing an inclusive road racing experience while raising funds to support Monroe County Special Olympics.


Race Features & Important Information:


Historic Monroe, Michigan
START & FINISH: Tenneco – 1 International Dr. Monroe. MI  48161
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read the PARKING INFORMATION in our FAQ section.

Pre Race Dinner:

Show your bib at Amaya’s, 29 S Monroe St, Monroe, MI 48161 to receive a pre-race deal!!!


Medals to ALL Half Marathon Finishers.
Age Group awards will be distributed to the Half Marathon, 5K, & 10K top finishers.

Half Marathon Age Groups:
< 14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 +

10K Age Groups:
< 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 +

New this year:  Course record holder will receive a new pair of shoes courtesy of Run Hip.


Half Marathon Runners will  receive a long sleeve Leslie Jordan tech shirt to commemorate the 5th Annual Event.  10k & 5k runners will receive a short sleeve Leslie Jordan tech shirt.  ALL SHIRTS ARE UNISEX SIZES.  Please note: Youth sizes will receive a short sleeve t-shirt.  Fun Run participants will receive a commemorative T-Shirt!.  Register by October 22nd for a GUARANTEED T-SHIRT.

T-SHIRT Exchange: We will be offering exchange of t-shirts immediately following the completion of the half marathon in the registration tent.  Shirts will be available on a first come first serve basis. If you need a different size and we have extra, we will gladly exchange your race shirt!

Course Maps:

Fast, Flat, and Track Free!
(Click on image for a LARGER VIEW)
Monroe Half Marathon Course Map

Course Descriptions:

The Half Marathon: is USATF Certified! Run the fast flat streets of historic Monroe.  Enjoy the beautiful fall scenery.

The Sling Shot 5k shares the same start line as the half marathon.   The runners run a fast flat 1.15 miles out and slingshot back to the start finish line.

The 10k course shares the same start line as the half marathon.  Runners will run a quick 3.1 miles out and turn around for a straight shot back to the finish line.