All distance events — marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10K, 5K, and 19-Mile Training Run — start just outside one of Ann Arbor’s most memorable landmarks: the University of Michigan Stadium. From the Big House, participants run through the vibrant streets of downtown Ann Arbor, then wind their way through the panoramic University of Michigan campus. The marathon, half-marathon, and 10K courses also encompass stretches along the Huron River and Gallup Park and through Nichols Arboretum before returning to campus and downtown. All races end with a spectacular finish right on Main Street. The Ann Arbor Marathon is USATF certified, serves as a qualifier for both the Boston and New York Marathons, and is the RRCA Michigan State Championship Marathon.