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Sleeping Bear Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday October 3rd, 2020

Empire, MI

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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!  Register by September 26th and receive your items by October 2nd. If you register after September 26th your items will ship the week of October 4th.

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

Race Distances

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Start Location

9922 W Front St., Empire, MI

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