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  • Event Info

    Event Info

Date & Location

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022 Location: Empire Beach - 10484 Niagra St. Empire, MI 49630 Start Times:

  • 7:30am - Marathon
  • 8:00am - Half Marathon
  • 8:20am - 5k Run/Walk
  • 1:30pm - Course Close
   

Date & Location

Per Person Entrance Pass

National Park Service Pass

  • Message from National Park Service:
    • Participants may purchase their park pass at the visitor center, campgrounds, Dune Climb, or Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.  Staff will be at the Scenic Drive until 6:30 pm and at the Platte River Campground until 8:30 pm on Friday.  They can also utilize the self-pay stations at North Bar Lake, Peterson Road Beach, or the Maritime Museum Beach.  Other beaches have self-pay stations but those 3 are the closest to Empire.  If they don't have time to purchase a pass before the race, they can always do it after the race is over.
  • Full and half marathon participants must have a valid Sleeping Bear Dunes Entrance Pass on race day, either before or after the race. Information can be found here to purchase a pass.
      • This is NOT a parking pass. Regardless of where you park, you will still need this pass.
  • 5K participants, spectators, and volunteers DO NOT need a Sleeping Bear Dunes Entrance Pass

National Park Service Pass

Packet Pick-Up

Date: Friday, September, 30
Location: Running Fit - Traverse City South - 3301 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684
Time: 1:00-7:00pm EDT

Date: Saturday, October, 1
Location: Village Park - 10484 Niagara St. Empire, MI 49630
Time: 6:30-8:15am EDT

Packet Pick-Up

What You Get

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  • Finisher Shirt and Medal Design coming soon!
  • Post-Race Refreshments and Snacks
  • Professional Race Timing with Fast, Accurate Results
  • Free Digital Race Photos From Focal Flame Photography
  • Free Race Tracking with the Race Day Events App
  • One of the Most Beautiful Running Courses Around
 

What You Get

Awards

  • Overall: Awards will be given for top 3 overall male and female in each distance.
  • Age Group: The top three finishers (male and female) in each age division for all distances will win awards.
Male and Female Age divisions are:
  • 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
**Overall Awards are included in Age Group Awards**

Awards

Parking

Parking is located at Johnson Park. This location is approximately a 5 minute walk to the start/finish line. For navigation purposes, use this address: 11698 S Reynolds St. Empire, MI 49630. Overflow parking is in the downtown Empire area if needed.

Parking

Weather / Refund Policy

This race does not offer refunds or deferrals. If you are registered for the event, you agreed to the no refund and no deferral policy prior to submitting your online registration. (This includes those who experience illness, injury or any other condition that may prevent them from participating in the event.)

Weather / Refund Policy