Race Info

Race Info

Start Time:

Please note new start times.

  • Marathon and Half Marathon Walkers*: 6:00 am (see note below)
  • Athletes with Disabilities: 6:00 AM
  • Marathon: 6:30 am
  • Half Marathon: 7:00 am
  • 10K Walk/Run: 7:300 am
  • 5K Walk/Run: 7:300 am

The Charlevoix Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying race. Both the Marathon and the Half Marathon courses are certified and insured by USATF.
*There will NOT be an early start for any athlete registered for the Marathon or Half Marathon run. The early start time is for the Walker and Athlete with disabilities categories only.

All Charlevoix Marathon events start and end in beautiful downtown Charlevoix, Michigan. Charlevoix is perched on an isthmus between Lake Michigan and Round Lake and is a northern Michigan community known as “Charlevoix the Beautiful” spreading out onto the shores of Lake Charlevoix. Nothing beats Charlevoix in terms of natural beauty. Plus, Charlevoix has the look and feel of an 18th Century resort community.

The staging area for Charlevoix is the beautiful downtown area of Charlevoix on Michigan Ave. and W. Dixon, one—half block north of the drawbridge. All courses will take you through fantastic residential tree lined neighborhoods. The course is primarily flat, fast shaded most of the way, with a few inclines. The Marathon course has a few inclines and a hill at about the 7 mile marker. You can expect a very scenic race with some of the most breathtaking views available on any course. The Marathon and Half Marathon participants will run onto the bike trail.

The Marathon is a Boston qualifying race. All races are certified and insured by USATF
The Charlevoix City Police, Charlevoix Sheriff’s Department, Charlevoix Chamber and Emmett County Sheriff’s Departments are very helpful, supportive and want you to enjoy a safe and enjoyable race.

2014 Marathon Medal              2014 Half Marathon Medal      2014-10k-5k  Medal

Local Lodging information

There are many places to stay in the Charlevoix surrounding area.  Our recommendation is to book your room/home/campsite soon.

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In the Petoskey area – Click Here.

Looking for a house – Click Here.


Athlete guide

Athletes list – will be posted June 1

If you do not find your name on the list and were registered before June 15th at 10:00 AM or need to make a change, please contact:

Tracking Info:
At this year’s Charlevoix Marathon we will be providing on course tracking of runners at the 13.1 Mile for Marathon runners and Finish line for all runners.  You will be able to track your family and friends progress in the Marathon on your smartphone.  Type in on your smartphone browser and enter their name or Race Number.  Select their Results under their Name to view their results or Track to watch their progress in the Race.  You can follow multiple runners by searching for their Name/Race Number and selecting Track.  For complete results, and more Live Tracking, go to and select Charlevoix Marathon under the 2013 Results tab.

Note from RFTiming:

Please follow these steps.  This can effect your time registering.

Race number should be pinned, horizontally on the OUTSIDE of any jacket or clothing on the FRONT, below your chest and as close to the waist as possible. Water carriers or gel packs near the number can also affect the read. Wearing the number visibly on the front will insure a finish time even if the equipment fails due to video back up.



Race Results for 2013


 Bag Drop:  Due to the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon, we will not have a bag drop or allow any unattended bags at registration or start line.  All bags unattended will be removed and disposed. We are sorry for this inconvenience. We trust that everyone understands.

Threatening Weather Policy.

The Charlevoix Marathon will be delayed or canceled if any of the following weather conditions exist:

If for any reason the race is cancelled during the race, notification will be given to the Sheriff and Police, and aid station personnel. They will inform runners of conditions as best they can of the situation. Once the event is officially cancelled, it will not be restarted. Runners may choose to continue to complete the course at their discretion and at their own risk, but results and times will not be recorded or posted.

Canceled: Tornado Warning or Watch, 

Thunderstorm Warning, 
Severe Rain and or Extreme Wind
Delay: The start of the any of the events can be delayed up to one hour if any of the above mentioned conditions exist.

Cancelation: The events will be canceled if any of the above mentioned weather conditions still exist at the end of the 1 hour delay period. Although unlikely, other conditions such as extreme heat could also cause the race to be canceled.
Authority to Cancel- the Race The Race Director and local law enforcement have the exclusive authority to cancel any of the events. If threatening weather conditions force cancellation of the event, no refunds can be provided, since funds are already spent in preparation for Race Day

Refund Policy

Unfortunately Good Boy Events cannot refund your registration fees for any reason, other than for those who are active military and have to report to duty. We do offer the option of a transfer to another category or to another person.   If you have any questions, please contact us at 248.921.2720