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The 1/2 marathon course is mostly flat, with some gradual declines/inclines, on a paved river trail. There will be two points where you leave the trail, but still a paved surface. Signage and persons will be at critical spots.
The 5K is an out & back, with a slight decline at mile 1 and incline on the return.
Aid stations, at miles:1, 3, 5, 6.75, 8.5, 10, 12
Packet pick-up and on-site registration...Saturday July 21, 4:00-6:00 pm at Portland High School or Sunday, July 22 at Portland High School, 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 2018 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, 2018 until December 31st, 2018. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win a trip to the Grand Hotel at Mackinac! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.
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