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The course is FAST, flat, fun and unlike any other with Pure Michigan views and something new every step of the way.
You’ll run on the historic Little Traverse Wheelway right along the shoreline, through the wooded backdunes of Petoskey State Park, and past centuries-old cottages of Bay View and Wequetonsing. Add a finish line at the waterfront in Harbor Springs plus awesome volunteer support for an Up North must-do event. The Little Traverse Half Marathon combines professional logistics with small town style for a one-of-a-kind race experience.
The Outfitter on 153 E Main Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Half Marathon Start:
Village of Bay Harbor, Bay Harbor, MI 49770
Petoskey State Park Beach House, Petoskey, MI 49770
Zorn Park, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
COURSE: Both the Half Marathon and 10k are point-to-point courses ending at the waterfront in Harbor Springs. The half marathon course starts in the Village of Bay Harbor. Note: there is a short .5 mile "off road" section on a grass trail along the shoreline that passes through historic Bay View. The 10k Run/Walk starts at the waterfront in Petoskey State Park and joins the half marathon route near mile marker 7 to the finish line in Harbor Springs. The Half Marathon course is USATF certified, and the event is endorsed by the Pure Michigan Fitness Series.
Proceeds benefit two local trail projects: Petoskey State Park's "Step Up for Baldy" trail restoration project and Camp Daggett.
AWARDS: All participants will receive a long sleeve, technical running shirt with the Little Traverse Half Marathon/10K logo. Half-marathon finishers will receive a one-of-a-kind medal. Awards will be given to the top three overall finishers (male and female) as well as the top finisher in each age group (male and female) for both the Half Marathon and 10k. Note: there are not separate Run/Walk award categories for the 10k.
SHUTTLE/PARKING: Bus transportation (1-way and for registered runners only) will be provided departing from the finish line in Harbor Springs to the start lines for both the Half Marathon and 10K. If you choose to park your own vehicle at the start line, you are responsible for arranging your own transportation after the race. Note: a recreation passport is required for vehicle entry into Petoskey State Park (start line for 10K) on race day.
REGISTRATION POLICIES: Bib transfers from one runner to another are not allowed.
Half Marathon participants may switch to the 10K race, but you must notify us of the change by September 1. No refunds will be issued for the difference in fees.
10K participants may not switch to the Half Marathon once they have registered.
Unfortunately, entry fees are non-refundable. Sorry, no exceptions.
In the case of military call to duty or pregnancies, we will carry registration over to the following year. In these two cases, it is the runner's responsibility to notify us of these changes and re-register the following year.
For more detailed info on the event visit: runlittletraverse.com
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