Stafford’s Top of Michigan Marathon – A USATF CERTIFIED COURSE to benefit the Top of Michigan Trails Council and Petoskey High School sports teams.
In addition to the marathon, the race festival includes a 10K race/walk, two 5K race/walk events and a half marathon.
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. Title Sponsor is Stafford’s Hospitality.