Sat June 20 - Sat July 4 Saugatuck, MI 49453 US Directions
Run Lake Michigan's Beautiful Art Coast!

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401 Elizabeth St
Saugatuck, MI US 49453


Like many events, the Town Crier 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Races has converted into a virtual event in response to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing. 

What does this mean? Participants complete their chosen course within a span of two weeks as a solo participant. By expanding the race dates to two full weeks, organizers are able to offer a social distancing supported experience and greater flexibility for participants. Our Race Director, Susan Poolman and race committee, agreed to offer an app as a way to give participants a more authentic race experience with live phone tracking and the ability for spectators to engage with participants remotely.

Finishers will receive a cool medal, custom bib, specially designed T-shirt, and Certificate of Race Completion.

Please join us as we strive to continue our award winning programs that provide valuable continuing education and important life skills for our local students.

Be safe, stay healthy! 
The Town Crier Race Committee
Susan & Kevin Poolman, Trudi Englebrecht, Linda Kinnaman, Rick & Angelina Bauer

The Town Crier Races 5k, 10k & Half Marathon deliver a fun and scenic view of the Saugatuck/Douglas, Michigan area. The beauty of the lake shore course makes it a favorite of runners year after year.

No one is a stranger on the courses. Every runner’s accomplishments are celebrated and you’ll have a cheering section whether you brought your own or not. The small town vibe just can’t be duplicated and you’ll feel welcome right away.

The event proceeds provide a majority of the funding for the Saugatuck High School Cross Country and Track Teams, donating over $64k since 2002. Help make a difference in the lives of student athletes and have a great time doing it.

VIRTUAL RACE - How does this work?



  • Participants can run or walk ANYWHERE, ANYTIME between Saturday, June 20 through Saturday, July 4
  • Participants should report their results by 11:59 pm Saturday, July 11


$35 - 5K, 10K or Half Marathon

  • Includes shirt, finisher medal and printable custom bib. 
  • First 150 participants will receive a limited edition ribbon.
  • Registration closes at noon on Friday, June 19, 2020


  • Registered by June 5 at noon - First shipment of packets to be mailed on June 15
  • Registered by June 19 at noon - Second shipment of packets to be mailed on June 25


If you selected the option for Packet Pickup:
  • Registered by June 5 at noon - Pickup June 16 - 19 from 11 am - 7 pm
  • Registered by June 19 at noon - Pickup June 25 - June 30 from 11 am - 7 pm
LOCATION: Sisters In Ink, 3467 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, MI 49453
                    From the parking lot, call 269-857-4085 and packets will be brought out to you.
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