DEARBORN, Mich. – Running Fit, Inc. will be conducting its 2011 Annual Martian Marathon for the fifth time in Dearborn on Saturday, April 2.
The Martian Marathon event’s mission is to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for adults and children, with the long-term goal of ending childhood obesity and diseases related to poor nutritional choices, according to sponsor Running Fit. Partial proceeds from the event go toward the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and certain youth track and cross-country programs.
Around 3,000 – 4,000 runners are expected to participate this year, along with added crowd support. There are six different races, each of which will begin and end at Dearborn’s Ford Field.
The runners will travel through the neighborhood of Brady Street, Morley Avenue, Military Street, and Golfview Drive, and to the Ford Road entrance to Hines Drive. A map of the course is on the Martian Marathon website, www.martianmarathon.com.
The Dearborn Police will be regulating the event, and neighborhood streets will be temporarily shut down as the runners pass through. The following will be closed from approximately 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the day of the event:
- Part of eastbound Ford Road, between Golfview Drive and the exit ramp to Evergreen Road
- The exit ramp from southbound Hines Drive to Ford Road and the exit ramp from eastbound Ford Road to Evergreen Road
- Part of westbound Michigan Avenue from the Greenways Trailhead at Andiamo to Brady Street.
For more information, visit the Martian Marathon website or call the Department of Recreation at 313.943.2350.