Stafford's Top of Michigan Community Marathon- A USATF CERTIFIED COURSE to benefit the Top of Michigan Trails Council and the Petoskey High School Cross Country and Track teams.
The race will be run on a beautiful course made of asphalt starting in Charlevoix, then Petoskey and finishing 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. The trail has spectacular views of the Little Traverse Bay.
The relay team part of the race is a non-competitive fun activity for corporations and other organizations to enter. The cost to enter is $300 and you can have up to 26 participants on your team. You can exchange anywhere on the course that does not create a safety risk to the runners or anyone else. If you want your team times the first runner and last runner must have the chip at the start and finish line. Teams are responsible for timing each leg of the relay.
Check out the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau video on the Little Traverse Wheelway. It talks alot about biking but you will get the idea about its beauty and how great a venue it is for runners.
Race starts at 7:30
Course is a beautiful point to point asphalt trail, starting in Charlevoix and finishing in Harbor Springs
Shuttle are available to the start in the morning and afternoon
Parking in dowtown Charlevoix is available
Weather is variable in late May so be prepared for anything
Course closure is 6 hours or at 1:30
Central NYC Stadium