Ann Arbor Marathon, by the numbers
At 6:45 a.m. Sunday morning, an estimated 800 runners will embark on a 26.2-mile run through the streets of Ann Arbor.
That's a lot of numbers. But it's only the beginning for the inaugural Ann Arbor Marathon. Here is a by-the-numbers look at the event, which includes more than 4,000 total runners in the full marathon, half marathon, 5-kilometer run and 1.2-mile run.
Here are some more numbers, compiled by the staff of race organizer Champions for Charity:
Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation.
held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Briarwood Mall.
Sign up at theannarbormarathon.com or email email@example.com.
Volunteers receive a T-shirt, snack and invitation to the after party.
The races start at the intersection of Keech and Main, by the northwest corner of Michigan Stadium.
The marathon goes up Main, across to Liberty and North University, down Geddes, up and back on Huron to Fuller, through part of the Nichols Arboretum, down and up Washtenaw, down State Street to Eisenhower, back to Main Street and finishes at Elbel Field. Course maps can be found on the Ann Arbor Marathon website.
Race officials said police will open roads quickly after the last runners pass.
Andrea Highfield, executive director of Champions for Charity, encourages residents who live on the course to cheer for the runners and set up a sprinkler on the street to cool them down.