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Due to the construction at Portland High School we are unable to use the facility, as we have in the past. We are reworking the route, with a start/finish at The Red Mill Pavilion near the Bogue Flats Recreation Area. Route maps are coming soon!
The 1/2 marathon course is mostly flat, with some gradual declines/inclines, on a paved river trail. The start will be at The Red Mill Pavilion then an out-and-back for miles 1-3. There will be two points where you leave the trail (Rindlehaven and Market St). Signage and persons will be at critical spots.
The 5K starts at The Red Mill Pavilion, then loops to an out-and-back at the finish.
Aid stations, at miles: 1, 3, 5, 6.75, 8.5,10, 12
Packet pick-up and on-site registration...Saturday July 20, 4:00-6:00 pm, at The Red Mill Pavilion (450 N Water St, Portland) or Sunday, July 21 at The Red Mill Pavilion, beginning at 6:00 am. Cash or checks, made payable to "American Cancer Society". Half Marathon=$50, 5K=$25
Half Marathon begins at 7:30 am. The 5K starts at 8:00 am.
There is no time limit for the course, however our professional timer will leave after three hours. We will have workers along the route, and a bike escort.
Hotel information: The American Heritage Inn 1681 E. Grand River, Portland MI 48875 517-647-2200
All proceeds to American Cancer Society.
Awards: Medals awarded to top three places in each age group. Medals awarded to all Half Marathon Finishers.
Get the word out to your friends about this great race! When you refer 3 or more participants you'll get a refund of up to $10.00! Details provided at checkout. Valid for both the half marathon and 5k.
Please consider donating to American Cancer Society. When you donate $50 you'll receive a discount of $20 off your Half Marathon entry fee and $15 off your 5k fee. Donate $25 and you'll receive $10 off your Half Marathon entry fee and $5 off your 5k fee.
This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 2019 Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. The challenge encourages Michiganders to engage with events that promote physical activity, health and wellness. You will receive a FIT point for every endorsed event you participate in or volunteer for from January 1, 2019 until December 31st, 2019. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win various prizes! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.
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