Run a beautiful single track route from Cross Village to Mackinaw City in northern Michigan. The marathon starts at Wycamp Lake and winds up and along the Sturgeon Bay bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. 50K runners will venture out on the Sturgeon Bay Trail for an additional 5 miles before returning to the marathon course. Runners then descend into wildflower blanketed lowlands before arriving at Goose Pond. This is the half way point and the start of the Half Marathon. The next six miles feature pine needle carpeted trail through rolling forest. The trail opens up as it reaches Frenchman’s Lake, a sandy bottomed wilderness lake with towering pines along the shore. Several miles of the route follow its shoreline before runners enter a cedar forest for 2 miles. The last 3 miles feature a converted rail trail that is flat and smooth. Runners finish at the Mackinaw City School athletic grounds. Post race foods include organic baked goods, fruit and locally grown cherry juice.
Event details and schedule
Friday, July 9, 2021
3:00 – 9:00 p.m. Packet Pick Up at the Mackinaw City School, Mackinaw City, Michigan
Saturday, July 10, 2021
5:30 a.m. Buses depart the Mackinaw City School for the Marathon Start & 1st Relay Leg
7:00 a.m. Buses depart the Mackinaw City School for the Half Marathon Start & 2nd Relay Leg