|Grand Island Trail Marathon||07:00||Marathon|
|Grand Island Trail Half Marathon||08:00||Half Marathon|
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The course follows the perimeter trail of the island counterclockwise up past Murray Bay and DuckLake. At three miles the course heads eastward into the Tombolo, up into the island’s thumb and thenback along Trout Bay where runners can enjoy one of the most spectacular stretches of shoreline anywhere in the Great Lakes. Runners then head up the eastern shore of the island which treatsrunners to views of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The northern half of the island features 300ft colored Jacobsville sandstone cliffs and the remote and exquisitely beautiful North Beach. The return trail on the islandʼs western shore features remarkable vistas of Lake Superior. Much of the trailis shaded by lush hardwood forests. Exposed sections (atop cliffs) blanket runners with cool breezes off of Lake Superior. Trail includes single track, two track, and narrow dirt roads.
The race is run along Murray Bay and Duck Lake.