Course Info

Course Info

Expect a very scenic race with some of the most breathtaking views available of any marathon course. You will run along the shores of Lake Michigan several times throughout the course. You will enjoy more views of Lake Michigan than in past years.

The Marathon and Half Marathon are out and back courses beginning on Bridge Street in the beautiful downtown area of Charlevoix. The course will wind through fantastic residential tree lined neighborhoods for over 3.5 miles then onto the bike trail at Waller and US31. The course is primarily flat, fast, shaded for the most part with some inclines. The finish line will close at 1:00 PM. Anyone finishing after this time (5.5 hours for the Marathon) will received an official finish time. You will finish on the sidewalk.

10K and 5K Event Information:
The 10K and 5K are out and back courses beginning on Bridge Street. Both events will run on the same course as the Marathon and Half Marathon. Start and finish is in downtown Charlevoix.

The 5K event is a family fun/walk/run. Bring the entire family.  No strollers, pets, wagons, roller blades or skateboards are allowed on this course.

10K course rules – No strollers, pets, skateboards or roller blades. This is a competitive event. You may run or walk in this event.

Full Road Closures:

Full road closures in the downtown area of Charlevoix for the start of the marathon and half marathon. Plus additional key roads in the residential areas. Partial road closure for the 10K and 5K events.
Absolutely no strollers, roller blades, pets, wagons or other wheeled vehicles on any of the 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon courses.


Marathon Course



Marathon Route:


Half Marathon Route:






10K Route:


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