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.

Pasta Dinner:

Available at Mancinos – 124 E. Front St. Monroe, MI 48161.
Show your bib at the restaurant on Saturday November 5th, to receive a mostaccioli dinner for $5!


Medals to ALL Half Marathon Finishers.
All 5K Runners will recieve a Finishers Medal.
Age Group awards will be distributed to the Half Marathon & 5K 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 +

Slingshot 5K Age Groups:
< 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 +

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


Half Marathon & 5K Runners will receive a long sleeve Leslie Jordan tech Shirt to commemorate the 4th Annual Event.  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!
  • The 5K course shares the same start line as the half marathon.  The runners stay in the park for the entire course winding through the woods and around marshes on paved paths before ending back at the common start/ finish line.
  • The 10K course description is coming soon.