This years event is June 22, 2013
- Marathon and Half Marathon Walkers*: 6:00 am (see note below)
- Athletes with Disabilities: 6:30 AM
- Marathon: 7:00 am
- Half Marathon: 7:30 am
- 10K Walk/Run: 8:00 am
- 5K Walk/Run: 8:00 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.
2013 Charlevoix Marathon Shirt
This is the 2013 Marathon and Half Marathon shirt. TBD
We will have most sizes [S/M/L/XL/XXL]–UNISEX and Youth sizes.
WHAT’S NEW IN THE RETAIL STORE? More to come in 2013.
You can also check out our retail store for more unique and quality apparel items at:Good Boy Store
PACERS: Looking for an inexpensive but very convenient way to mark your pace. Check out this great new product. A comfortable band that keeps you on track.
Bag Drop: Due to the recent terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon we will not have a bag drop or allow any unattended bags at the start line, finish line or in the registration area. All bags unattended will be removed and disposed. We are sorry however this appears to be the new norm. We trust that everyone understands.
Threatening Weather Conditions
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,
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
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. If you have any questions, please contact us at 248.921.2720