Meijer Festival of Races

Sun September 13, 2020 Directions
Events

Priority Health 5K

$45 $33 7:30AM EDT
Increases to $36 after the first 400 people register. Price increases after June 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

10K

$45 $33 7:50AM EDT
Increases to $36 after the first 400 people register. Price increases after June 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

McKinley Challenge 15k

$51 $38 8:05AM EDT
Increases to $41 after the first 250 people register. Price increases after June 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Chateau Grand Traverse Half Marathon

$84 $76 7:00AM EDT
Increases to $76 after the first 200 people register. (43 spots left) Registration closes on June 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT and re-opens on July 1, 2020 at 12:00am EDT

***The Festival of Races team can’t thank you enough for your patience as we have worked to reschedule the Meijer Festival of Races presented by Cherry Bay Orchards.  Tentatively, we have rescheduled the race for Sunday, September 13, 2020.  While we are sure this date will work for our community, we are awaiting the final approval from Peninsula Township and City of Traverse City.  ***

COVID19 - As we get closer to the race date, we will send out email communications to all runners regarding the safety measures that will be in place for the race. Thank you for your patience. 

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.

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 Chateau Grand Traverse OR Island View Road. Please tell all spectators to head to Front Street for the finish of the race and the Cherry Royale Parade.

Description

Welcome to the Meijer Festival Races presented by Cherry Bay Orchards. 

Race Website

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

Race Contact Info

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Questions?
Cherry Bay Orchards - Photo Contest

FINISH LINE PHOTO CONTEST

Stop by Cherry Bay Orchards giant cherry photo booth and share your pic on social media for a chance to win a case of Tart Cherry Juice!

Here’s how to enter…

  1. Take a finish line pic with the giant cherry
  2. Post to your Instagram or Facebook
  3. Mention @cherrybayorchards in your post copy and use the hashtag #saycherries

Winner will be announced on July 20!

Directions

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

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