Meijer Festival of Races

Sat July 10, 2021 Directions

In Person Festival of Races

$28.00 - $50.00 7:00AM - 8:05AM EDT
Events: Priority Health 5K 10K McKinley Challenge 15k Chateau Grand Traverse Half Marathon

Virtual Festival of Races!

$28.00 - $50.00 12:00AM EDT
Events: Priority Health Virtual 5k Virtual 10k Virtual 15k McKinely Challenge Chateau Grand Traverse Virtual Half Marathon

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. 

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. 


*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.


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 (Chateau Grand Traverse Half Marathon only). New in 2021, each race will also have a virtual option! 

Race Website

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Race Contact Info

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Cherry Bay Orchards - 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!


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


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