Q: Where to stay?

A: A list of hotels, motels and B&B’s are listed on the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce Website.   However, there are other places available in Petoskey, Boyne City, East Jordan, Harbor Springs and along the way to Traverse City. Book early. We are asking the hotels/motels in Charlevoix to block rooms for the athletes. Please make sure you identify yourself as an athlete or the athletes family. Some are offering a special rate.

Q: Where are the showers?

A: SHOWERS AFTER THE RACE. Two options for showing after the race: 
i. Runners can go to the Marina (one block from Bridge Park) and take a shower for $2. You will need to bring your own towels or purchase one at the Marina (The have large beach towels for sale). The address is the Harbormaster building; 100 E Clinton
. The runners can also use the locker rooms at the Charlevoix Pool from 12-4PM at no charge. (Located on U.S. 31 North near the Charlevoix Country Club). You will need your own towel.

Q: What am I getting at packet pick up?

A: PACKET PICK UP GEAR. 5K and 10K athletes will receive a unisex shirt, race bib and goodies.  Marathon and Half Marathon athletes will receive a custom shirt, race bib and goodies.   Your timing chip will be on the bib.  Bring your bib belt!

Q: When do I get my race packet?

A:  Race packets will be ready for you to pick up on the following days.

Friday – June 20           Noon to 6 PM

Saturday – June 21      5:00 AM to 6:30 AM – Marathon ONLY

Saturday – June 21 5:00 AM to 7:00 AM – Half Marathon ONLY

Saturday – June 21 5:00 AM to 5:30 AM – Marathon and Half Marathon WALKERS ONLY

Saturday – June 21      6:30 AM to 7:30 AM – 10K and 5K

Q: Can I change my registration on line?

A:   No,  unfortunately you can not change your category on line.  All changes must be in writing and sent to the office by June 1.  Contact info:


Q: Can I register on site?

A:   Yes,  as long as there’s slots available.  Late registration will be open on the following days:

Friday – June 20           Noon to 6 PM

Saturday- June 21       5:00 AM to 5:30 AM – Marathon and Half Marathon Walkers ONLY.  No exceptions.

Saturday – June 21      5:00 AM to 6:30 AM – Marathon  ONLY- No exceptions.

Saturday – June 21      5:30 AM to 7:00 AM – Half Marathon ONLY – No exceptions.

Saturday – June 21      6:30 AM to 7:30 AM – 10K and 5K

We need to hold to the registration times so that our timing company can get you into the system.  Please do not wait until the last minute to register.  You may not get in.  Each events starts promptly at the posted times.  We won’t wait for you.

Q: Can I have an early start if I’m a slow runner?

A:  Unfortunately NO!  The only athletes that can start at 6:00 AM are the Marathon and Half Marathon walkers. Disabled Half Marathon athletes start at 6:30 AM.   If you are a run/walker you MUST start at  7:00 am for the Marathon and 7:30 am for the Half Marathon .  Any athlete who is registered as a walker and is found running will be disqualified.

We’ll wait for you to finish.  Our timing company will wait for you to cross the finish line.  We are required to move the mats onto the sidewalk around 1PM.  However, you will be timed no matter when you cross.   We want you to enjoy this event.

Q: Tell me more about the pasta dinner?

A:  The Charlevoix First United Methodist Church will be hosting a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7:00 PM on Friday, June 20.  The dinner is a not a part of your registration fee.  The women of the church would appreciate you donating a large sum of money for your meal (just kidding).  It is a donation only meal and from our experiences over the past years, it is worth every dollar you give.  Plenty of spaghetti, rolls, salad and desert.  Don’t miss this great dinner.   Location: 104 S State Street, Charlevoix.  One block west of Bridge St.  No reservations needed.  They’ll have plenty of food and open arms to welcome you.