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19th Annual Mt. Baldhead Challenge


Sat September 8, 2018
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Location: Saugatuck, MI US 49453 Directions
Type: Run Only, Run or Run/Walk
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Additional race information can be found at http://www.mtbaldheadchallenge.com/.

Events
Event Time Price Details
12 Plus Mile Run
Time
9:00AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT
Price
$35
Registration ends September 6, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
6 Plus Mile Run/Walk
Time
9:00AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT
Price
$35
Registration ends September 6, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
452 Water St.
Wicks Park
Saugatuck, MI US 49453
Description

Event Location:  
452 Water St., Wicks Park, Downtown Saugatuck, MI, 49453


About This Event

West Michigan’s Ultimate Multi-Terrain Runs will become more spectacular yet in their 19th runnings, with a new start/finish in Saugatuck and longer, more-varied courses.

The signature Mt. Baldhead Challenge 15K will now start at 9:00 a.m. (an hour later than past years) and end in downtown Saugatuck's waterfront Wicks Park. It will traverse 12.389 miles (PR at that distance guaranteed), including the famous 302 steps up Mt. Baldhead.

The MBC shorter race, heretofore a 5K that didn't include Mt. Baldhead, now will. The 5.412-mile course (another unique race distance) will also start at 9 a.m. on Bliss Street, across the river from the long run. Shuttles from Wicks Park will be provided). The run/walk will include trails through the Ox-Bow Art School, the Mt. Baldhead steps and more before ending with a Wicks Park celebration.

 

NEW COURSES AND DISTANCES!!

 

Mt. Baldhead Challenge 12 plus Miles

COURSE: Starts in Wicks Park and follows the Kalamazoo River's northeast shoreline. After crossing the Blue Star Bridge into Douglas, runners will follow bike trails to the route's first trail stretch west of Ferry Street. From there it proceeds down Wiley to Lakeshore Drive and then north past lakeshore mansions and through a tunnel of trees to Lakeshore Chapel. Runners head east on Campbell Road, north along the river on Park Street, past the Mt. Baldhead steps and climb for a loop through the wooded trail at Ox-Bow Art School to the Crow’s Nest overlook. From there back down hill to the base of Mt Baldhead, where 302 steps stand between the runner and the top. Up the step to be greeted by live band music and view you'll not soon forget. South through dune ridge trails and the Dunegrass development, east to Park Street. From there hug the river south and east through Tower Marina, back across Blue Star Bridge to finish at a Wicks Park party. It is not a closed course and participants must finish by 1:30 p.m. Maps available on the website mtbaldheadchallenge.com. Aid stations will be located throughout the course.

 

Mt. Baldhead Challenge 6 plus Miles

COURSE: Starts on Bliss Street directly across the river from the longer race (shuttles from Wicks Park provided) at the same time, 9 a.m. North on Park Street along the river, past the Mt. Baldhead steps and climb for a loop through the wooded trail at Ox-Bow Art School to the Crow’s Nest overlook. From there back down hill to the base of Mt Baldhead, where 302 steps stand between the runner and the top South through dune ridge trails and the Dunegrass development, east to Park Street, along the river south and east through Tower Marina, back across Blue Star Bridge to finish at a Wicks Park party. It is not a closed course and participants must finish by 1:30 a.m. Maps available on the website mtbaldheadchallenge.com. Aid stations will be located throughout the course

 

Little Feet, Big Feat 1K – Free Kids' Fun Run

  • Friday, September 7, 6 p.m., Wicks Park, downtown Saugatuck

 

Early Registration

 

Late Registration

  • Friday Packet Pickup, Sept. 7, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Wicks Park, Saugatuck. 
  • Race day morning 6:30 am to 8:45 am at Wicks Park, Saugatuck.
  • Cash and checks only at late registration.


Entry Fees

  • $35 – 12 plus Mile By Sept. 6 (11:59 PM) - $50 on race day.
  • $35 – 6 plus Mile By Sept.6 (11:59 PM) - $50 on race day.


Packet Pickups

  • Friday Early Pick Up, September 7, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ Wicks Park — Water St, Downtown Saugatuck
  • Race Day - Saturday, September 8 -  6:30 am to 8:45 am @ Wicks Park — Water St, Downtown Saugatuck


Race Day Schedule

  • Packet Pick Up - 6:30 am to 8:45 am @ Wicks Park — 452 Center St., Downtown Saugatuck

 

Start Times and Locations

  • Long Course (12 plus Miles)  9:00 am
  • Short Course (6 plus Miles)  9:00 am

 

Tee Shirts

  • The first 300 runners to register are guaranteed this year's color of T-Shirt, later registrants may receive a different color comparable high quality Mt. Baldhead Tech shirt from a prior year.

 

Timing and Scoring

  • Timing and scoring will be chip/tag timed by Mac's Sports Timing.  Results will be posted during the event and also can be viewed online shortly after the race. www.macssportstiming.com
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