If crossing international borders twice and running an underwater mile are items on your bucket list, you won’t want to miss the 2014 Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon on Oct. 19. This event provides options for a marathon, half-marathon, relay, and 5K on Oct. 19 and the Kid’s Fun Run will be one day sooner on Oct. 18. Register today and enjoy an exciting day of running through Detroit while also helping to raise money for Make-A-Wish Michigan!

Support Make-A-Wish Michigan And Run For Wishes

Last year, more than $3 million was raised for 24 charities, thanks to The Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon. This year, Make-A-Wish Michigan is one of the 25 charities receiving funding during the race. When you run in this race, you can help to raise money for Make-A-Wish Michigan. Register today or make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Michigan team. Registration for the US Half Marathon, Relay, 5K, and Kid’s Fun Run is open until Sept. 30, so don’t miss out!

This race has a full day of events, starting with the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Full Marathon and the Detroit Chevy Dealers International Half-Marathon at 7 a.m. The MPVA Disabilities Division will begin at 6:58 a.m. The Marathon Relay will also begin at 7 a.m.

The American Home Fitness 5K will begin at 9 a.m. and the Detroit Chevy Dealers U.S. – Only Half-Marathon will begin at 10:30 a.m.

For more information about the race, please visit the Runner Info page, which has everything you need to know for a successful and enjoyable race!

Grant Wishes For Michigan Kids

If you’re not a runner, you may find this event a little intimidating. Don’t fret if this is the case; there are plenty of ways to help your local Make-A-Wish Michigan! Consider donating an unwanted car, truck, boat, or motorcycle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Michigan. Your car donation helps to grant wishes for Michigan kids but it also gets you a great tax deduction at tax time. Plus, you receive free pick-up or towing of your vehicle, anywhere in Michigan!

To donate a car, fill out an online donation form or call 1-877-431-9474. Your vehicle will be picked up anywhere in Michigan, including Ann ArborDetroit, Grand Rapids, Dearborn, Warren, and Lansing. Your donation will help to make a difference in the lives of local children who live right here in your community.