2019 Stafford's Top of Michigan Festival of Races

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Name: 2019 Stafford's Top of Michigan Festival of Races
Date: May 25, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Top of Michigan Trails Council is proud to announce the fourth annual Top of Michigan Festival of Races (Marathon/Half Marathon/10K/5K). This exciting running event is held on the beautiful Little Traverse Wheelway, a paved trail that connects the communities of Charlevoix, Petoskey/Bay Harbor and Harbor Springs. The point-to-point marathon course, which follows Little Traverse Bay, is relatively flat and offers runners a chance to record a fast time. The course is certified by USA Track & Field. The Wheelway, the 10-foot wide paved bicycle trail which makes up a majority of the course, weaves through woods, along cliffs overlooking the bay, and through historic resort neighborhoods.
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The marathon race starts in Charlevoix (at 7:30 am), follows the Little Traverse Wheelway to Petoskey, and finishes in Harbor Springs. Runners will enjoy many spectacular views of the Little Traverse Bay. The course veers from the Wheelway north of Petoskey to follow Beach Rd. east to Harbor Springs, which affords runners a more scenic route along the bay.

The half marathon is run on the same course after it begins in the village of Bay Harbor at 8:00 am. These runners will also finish in Harbor Springs.

The 10K run/walk starts at the Top of Michigan Trails Council’s Packy Offield Trail Center (on M 119) at 8:30 am, and also finishes in Harbor Springs.

The Charlevoix 5K race will begin at the Marathon start line on Michigan Ave near West Dixon Ave at 8:00 am. Runners will run out and back along the marathon course. The Harbor Springs 5K will start at the race finish line in Zorn Park at 8:30 am. Runners there will also run out and back along the marathon course to finish at the same spot.

Date/Time Information:
Saturday, May 25, 2019 
Contact Information:
Jeff Winegard, race director
Fees/Admission:
Registration is on Active.com:
https://www.active.com/charlevoix-mi/running/distance-running-races/top-of-michigan-festival-of-races-2019?int=
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