Join us for a scenic marathon, half marathon, and 5K run/walk in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. All races start and finish in Empire, MI. The out-and-back marathon course will take runners by the “Dune Climb”, past Little Glen Lake, and through the village of Glen Arbor with breathtaking views of the Manitou Islands and Sleeping Bear Dunes along the way. The half marathon and 5k will follow the same course as the marathon, with the half marathon turning around at the 6.5 mile mark, and the 5k turning around at 1.5 miles. At the peak of fall color season, the tree-lined course will be one that both runners and spectators won’t soon forget. See why Good Morning America calls this area one of the most beautiful in the United States.

Can’t make it to join us on race day, but still want to be a part of the event?  Join us for the virtual event!  

International shipping is available for Canada, Mexico & Great Britain. *An international shipping charge of $20 will be added to your total when registering.

Races

Virtual 5K
October 02, 2021 (Saturday)
Running
3.1 miles
Solo Road
Anywhere Virtual Race
Virtual Half Marathon
October 02, 2021 (Saturday)
Running
13.1 miles
Solo Road
Anywhere Virtual Race
Virtual Full Marathon
October 02, 2021 (Saturday)
Running
26.2 miles
Solo Road
Anywhere Virtual Race
Full Marathon
October 02, 2021 (Saturday) - 07:30
Running
26.2 miles
Solo Road
Half Marathon
October 02, 2021 (Saturday) - 08:30
Running
13.1 miles
Solo Road
5K
October 02, 2021 (Saturday) - 08:40
Running
3.1 miles
Solo Road

Weather

Oct 02 2021 : Clear throughout the day.
11.3°C - 22.1°C (52.3°F - 71.9°F)

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Last checked on 2021-10-28

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