1K, Marathons, Walks

DELIGHTED TO TELL YOU THAT MANY OF THE RUNNING EVENTS ARE BACK FOR 2021. AND THE BEST NEWS: LEELANAU’S OPEN ROADS AND TRAILS ALWAYS CALL YOU. JOIN US FOR ALL THE EVENTS, THE OPEN ROADS AND THE TRAILS OFFER.

Join in triathalons, marathons, 5K races and kids’ runs as they are announced for the summer and fall. Many are being restored for 2021, and more for 2022. Spectacular venues. Many participants have already claimed a room or cottage to be here. Will you be joining?

—Glen Arbor Solstice Half Marathon & 5K. Runners make their way along the shoreline of Big Glen Lake, featuring almost all fast and flat terrain. Didn’t happen this year, but hopeful for June 18, 2022.

—July 27th Running Bear Run 5 K Run/Walk, Kids ½ Mile Run/Walk. Everyone turns out for this, if only to share in the warmups on Lake Street at Cherry Republic. Savor scenic roads and shorelines on the route!

—August 7th Port Oneida 8th Annual Run for the Farms! Matchless tour of the Rural Historic District in the Park. Something for all: Kids’ dash, 5K walk/run and 10K on back gravel roads and firm Lake Michigan beach. Can’t miss.

—September 18th M22 Challenge, a unique run, bike, paddle event. Wow! This one is back again for 2020, filled with 900 serious competitors registering online in 7 minutes. But on a difference Saturday for 2021. What a happening!

—October 2nd, The Sleeping Bear Marathon/Half Marathon & 5K, together with Empire’s Hops Festival and the rich colors of Autumn.

We’re trying to get updates for the Annual Dune Dash 4 Mile Run/Walk, benefiting the Heritage Bike Trail; and the Vineyard to Bay 15K or 5K. Will update this message as we hear more.