Our many thanks to the amazing group of local charities, families and organizations
that are the support staff for race day. We appreciate all of your help out on the course!!!


Charlevoix Elks

Aid Stations

Charlevoix High School Boys Track Team

Charlevoix High School Girls Track Team

Charlevoix Township Fire Department
Hospice of Northern Michigan

Devil Ray Swim Team


Finish Line
East  Jordan Cheer Team

Other special groups
First United Methodist Church (spaghetti dinner and free showers)
The Ken Plude Family
Alex Buday
Charlevoix Township Fire Department
City of Charlevoix
City of Charlevoix Police and Fire Departments
Charlevoix County Sheriff Department
American Legion of Charlevoix

Our charity for 2017 is the Kierstan Clavier Foundation.   Donations may be made on our registration site or dropped off at the registration tent.


We are honored this year to have a special guest – Sid Busch, a Navy Veteran.  Sid has a very unique story.  Each weekend he runs for one of our fallen soldiers, carrying a full size American flag and with the picture of the person he’s honoring.

Last year at the Charlevoix Marathon, he ran  for Major Douglas E Sloan.  Major Sloan was killed Oct 31, 2006 in Afghanistan.  He is a Charlevoix native.  His parents still live there.   We thank Major Sloan and all of the other veterans present and past for their service.  To read more about Major Sloan – Click Here.

Charlevoix Courier Newspaper Article.

Please consider donating to these amazing foundations.

Gary Sinise Foundation

Semper Fi Fund
Breast Cancer Research
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

National Fallen Firefighters Association

HOPE Water Project

and many more.

Please mail your donation directly to these charities.
Kathleen Jontz Breast Health at Northern Michigan Health System
Circle of Strength at Charlevoix Area Hospital Foundation