LIVE EVENT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021 Empire, MI 49630 US Directions

Full Marathon

$95 10/02 7:30AM EDT - 1:30PM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Half Marathon

$85 10/02 8:30AM EDT - 1:30PM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT


$37.50 10/02 8:40AM EDT - 1:30PM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual Events

$35 10/02 12:00AM EDT
Events: Virtual Full Marathon Virtual Half Marathon Virtual 5K
9922 W Front St.
Empire, MI US 49630

Join us for a scenic marathon, half marathon, and 5K run/walk in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. All races start and finish in Empire, MI. The out-and-back marathon course will take runners by the “Dune Climb”, past Little Glen Lake, and through the village of Glen Arbor with breathtaking views of the Manitou Islands and Sleeping Bear Dunes along the way. The half marathon and 5k will follow the same course as the marathon, with the half marathon turning around at the 6.5 mile mark, and the 5k turning around at 1.5 miles. At the peak of fall color season, the tree-lined course will be one that both runners and spectators won’t soon forget. See why Good Morning America calls this area one of the most beautiful in the United States.

Can't make it to join us on race day, but still want to be a part of the event?  Join us for the virtual event!  

International shipping is available for Canada, Mexico & Great Britain. *An international shipping charge of $20 will be added to your total when registering.

  • All participants will receive a Unisex Lightweight Tech Hoodie

  • Finisher medal for all distances

  • Free Beer at the finish for all participants age 21+ 

  • Post-race refreshments

  • Oh, yeah, you also get one of the most beautiful running courses around, fully stocked aid stations with smiling volunteers, on-course bathrooms, police and medical support, chip timing and live results/tracking, and an experience you'll cherish forever.


Race day parking is located at Johnson Park, several blocks from the start/finish line.

Packet Pick up Location: Village Park, 10484 Niagara St. Empire, MI 
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