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Lake Michigan RTS combines Road, Trail, and Sand to provide a truly unique race experience along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Whether you’re a road racer looking to mix things up a bit, an avid trail runner, or just a running adventurer, this race has something for you. The best part? All proceeds benefit P.O.R.T. through Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Foundation.
The mission of P.O.R.T. (Pediatric Oncology Resource Team) is to support families with children facing a life threatening cancer or blood disorder diagnosis.
There will be one start at 8am and runners will finish at the same location as the start line.
Please be aware that this is a challenging race - it will start out on the road, head into hilly trails, and through soft dune sand at a steep incline. Participation by those younger than 16 is discouraged.
Much of the Lake Michigan RTS course runs through private property. We are granted easement for the event only. Out of respect for the privacy of the landowners, we are not permitted to publish a detailed course map.
All participants are required to carry their own hydration during the race. There will be water to fill your bottle/hydration system at the start of the race, but participants are encouraged to come with a fully filled hydration system. Boxed water will be available at the finish line.
It will be very hot on the course - especially in the dune bowl. You MUST have a hydration system, water bottle, or other method to carry water with you in order to be allowed to start the race.
Please note that you cannot enter parking from the north on 66th due to the road being closed at 144th and 66th for the race. Please come to the intersection of 66th St and 142nd Ave from either the east or the south.
Friday July 15 || 3:30pm-7pm || Gazelle Sports Holland (24 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423)
Because we need to plan ahead in order to offer an incredible participant experience while raising money for Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Foundation, we are not able to issue any refunds for registration of this race. If the race is cancelled due to weather, or at the recommendation of local officials, refunds will not be issued.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
If you have registered for the event but are not able to participate, you may transfer your registration to another participant. You MUST follow the instructions below to officially transfer your registration. Unofficial transfers (for example, paying cash to someone for their bib) will not be accepted.
NOTE: Participating while wearing another participant's bib is considered bandit running and will disqualify you from the event, as it posed a danger to you, staff and medical personnel. Anyone found to be banditing the event will be escorted off the course, and disqualified from age group awards.
All Transfers must be completed by June 16, 2022. Because shirts will be ordered in advance, shirt size changes will not be guaranteed with transfers.
No deferrals will be accepted.
How to do a transfer:
1. Go to www.runsignup.com and sign in if you are not already.
2. Click the profile image on the top right and go to "Profile".
3. Scroll down and find Lake Michigan RTS under your upcoming events.
5. Click Manage Registration
6. On mobile scroll down to "Transfer to Someone Else" or select from the above menu on desktop.
We will be following all recommendations from local health officials and the CDC to provide a safe event experience. While our race day protocols will be updated prior to July 16, please expect the following:
This section will be updated regularly to reflect current COVID-19 Protocols. It is the responsibility of the participant to be aware of these protocols on event day.
Much of the Lake Michigan RTS course runs through private property. We are granted easement for the event only. Out of respect for the privacy of the landowners, we are not permitted to publish the detailed course map needed in order to activate Racejoy for this course.
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