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Posted on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 3:27 p.m.

Vada Murray Fund to host Michigan-Ohio state viewing party at Michigan Theater; Ann Arbor Marathon set for June 9

By Kyle Austin


The Michigan Theater will host a Michigan-Ohio State viewing party Saturday. File

The Vada Murray Fund for Cancer Research will host a tailgate and viewing party for the Michigan-Ohio State game Saturday at the Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty in Ann Arbor.

Registration to the event is free, and can be done at

Proceeds from the event benefit cancer research at the University of Michigan Health System, with a focus on lung cancer.

Doors open at 10 a.m., two hours before kickoff. Activities include pre-game music, complimentary food and children’s activities.

The event will also include a raffle, with items including a signed Miguel Cabrera picture and baseball, a signed Nicklas Lidstrom jersey, television, Michigan football jersey and more.

Ann Arbor Marathon June 9

The 2013 Ann Arbor Marathon will be held Sunday, June 9, event organizers announced this week.

Registration for the race starts Dec. 1. For those who register in the first month, the cost is $80 for the marathon, $60 for the half marathon, $24 for the 5K and $10 for the 1.2 mile run.

Anyone who competes in the Dexter-Ann Arbor run, set for the weekend before, will receive $5 off their marathon entry fee.

The Ann Arbor Marathon, in its second year, benefits the Ann Arbor Public School Foundation.

Register at



Thu, Nov 22, 2012 : 10:57 a.m.

Similarly...need to see the course map before deciding if its better organized this year, or if I give all my employees an unpaid day off and stay shut that day.


Thu, Nov 22, 2012 : 3:42 a.m.

I hold my tongue until the course map is released. Last year's was abysmal, with lots of 180s and a long stretch around the Briarwood parking lot. I really hope they do better this time.


Thu, Nov 22, 2012 : 3:12 a.m.

Great news that the AA Marathon date has been announced - this gives the all of the whiners from this year's race 7 months advance notice so they can plan around any driving disruptions.


Thu, Nov 22, 2012 : 3:23 a.m.

I'm not sure if 6.5 months is enough notice for these poor unsuspecting folks to be disturbed one morning by a marathon. ;-) I'm awaiting all the vitriolic comments to this news.