Moonlight Bootlegger 5k- West Michigan

Sat June 8, 2019 Saranac, MI US 48881 Directions


9:20PM EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

2880 West David Highway
Saranac, MI US 48881

Just like our bootleggin’ ancestors, see if you can make it through the moonlit woods to get to the stompin’ grounds, where you can enjoy moonshine and flatfoot it to live music. The trails will be marked with tea lights all along the way. Bring a headlamp and a friend and enjoy the most unique race in the area!

Race Contact Info

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For 2019 and 2020 this will be the fifth race in the Michigan State Parks Centennial Race Series.  This series is an opportunity to celebrate and explore 100 amazing years of state parks in Michigan!  Each race in the series will have a special commemorative coin that all athletes will receive!

Saturday, June 8th, 2019
  • Packet Pickup – 7:00 pm -9:05 pm
  • Live Music – 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Race Start Time – 9:20 pm, consecutive waves start 5k minutes apart
  • Awards – 10:20 pm

This race takes place at a Michigan State Park, so all vehicles are required to have a Recreation Passport to enter. You can get one ahead of time on the DNR website for $11 annually ($16 at the gate) for MI residents, or $9 for an out-of-state day pass.

What's Included with Registration
5k Registration
  • Custom 2019 Bootlegger 5K shirt (Register by May 31st to guarantee a shirt.)
  • Post-race food and beverages
  • Two moonshine drink tickets for those over the age of 21
  • Post-race LIVE bluegrass concert
  • Commemorative moonshine mason jar
  • Commemorative Centennial Race Series finishers’ medal

The Moonlight Bootlegger 5K will be chip timed.

Awards to the top 3 overall males and top 3 overall females.

Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups in each race: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.


Parking will be available in the beach parking lot. Follow signs from the entrance to get to the correct lot. 


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