Thank you to all of our 2017 participants! Next year’s race series will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Watch for details in October.
Charlevoix to Petoskey to Harbor Springs – Saturday, May 27, 2017
New This Year: Team Marathon and Half Marathon Added!
Stafford’s Top of Michigan Community Marathon – A USATF CERTIFIED COURSE to benefit the Top of Michigan Trails Council and Petoskey High School sports teams.
In addition, there is a 10k race/walk, a half marathon and a marathon team relay.
The marathon race will be run on a beautiful course made of asphalt that starts in Charlevoix, follows the coast line to Petoskey, and finishes in Harbor Springs. The trail is an excellent venue for runners stepping up to a marathon or seasoned runners looking for a fast time. The trail is relatively flat and perfect for getting a qualifying time for other races. There is a grassy half-mile section run on the bluff in Bay View (to avoid pedestrian traffic). Runners will enjoy many spectacular views of the Little Traverse Bay.
Teams for the Marathon relay may consist of as few as two members or up to as many members as the number of aid stations (currently 13) plus one. Teams can enter one of two divisions 1) Open (all male or mixed) or 2) Female only. The cost to enter is $300. See FAQs for additional information. To register a team, please click here, print and complete the form and mail it to the address provided.
The half marathon is run on the same course after it begins in the village of Bay Harbor. These runners will also finish in Harbor Springs.
The 10K run/walk starts at the Top of Michigan Trails Council’s Packy Offield Trail Center and also finishes in Harbor Springs.
Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24.