Meijer Festival of Races

Sat July 9, 2022 Directions
Events

Priority Health 5K

$45 $30 7:30AM EDT Registration Opens February 1, 2022 at 8:00am EST

10K

$50 $35 7:50AM EDT Registration Opens February 1, 2022 at 8:00am EST

McKinley Challenge 15k

$60 $40 8:05AM EDT
500 spots left. Registration Opens February 1, 2022 at 8:00am EST

Half Marathon

$85 $60 7:00AM EDT
Increases to $70 after the first 100 people register. (100 spots left) Registration Opens February 1, 2022 at 8:00am EST
Run Virtually & Choose your Distance!

VIRTUAL Meijer Festival of Races Challenge

$35 Registration Opens February 1, 2022 at 8:00am EST

***Limited spaces are still open for the Half Marathon. Sign Up Today***

Imagine lining up with thousands of runners just like you on a beautiful Traverse City morning. You enjoy the picturesque views of Grand Traverse Bay as you push yourself to beat last year's time. You come to the final stretch downtown and you're reenergized by thousands of cheering fans all the way to the finish line where you're handed cherries after you cross the line.

NEW THIS YEAR: Virtual Race Options will be available for each distance. 

Sponsors
Place
Traverse City Central High School: 1150 Milliken Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686
Race Maps

Maps are for reference only. They will be professionally measured and marked on race day. There may be slight changes to course routes. Please check back for updates. 

5K RACE MAP, 10K RACE MAP, 15K RACE MAPHALF MARATHON*

*The first 2 miles of the Half Marathon includes a trail run through private property. You only have permission to run on this property on race day. No spectators can park at Old Mission Peninsula School OR Island View Road. Please tell all spectators to head to the Open Space for the Finish Line.

Description

Welcome to the Meijer Festival Races presented by Cherry Bay Orchards.  The Meijer Festival of Races presented by Cherry Bay Orchards is a race series that celebrates the beauty and agriculture in the Traverse City Area along with providing unique race experience such as finishing on a parade route or running through an orchard (Half Marathon only). 

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.cherryfestival.org.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Cherry Bay Orchards - Photo Contest

FINISH LINE PHOTO CONTEST

Grab your bag of dried cherries when you cross the finish line and share your pic on social media for a chance to win a case of Tart Cherry Juice!

Here’s how to enter…

  • Take a finish line pic with your dried cherries
  • Post to your Instagram or Facebook
  • Mention @cherrybayorchards in your post copy and use the hashtag #runforred

Winner will be announced on July 20!

Directions

Traverse City Central High School: 1150 Milliken Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686

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