The Glen Arbor Solstice Half Marathon & 5k

June 18, 2016

Join us for a scenic half marathon and 5k running race in Glen Arbor, Michigan. The USATF-certified half marathon will take runners around Big Glen Lake in a clockwise loop, starting and finishing near downtown Glen Arbor. Runners ascend Inspiration Point on the south side of Big Glen Lake where they will experience one of the most spectacular views of Leelanau County. The 5k course is flat and fast, and will take runners through tree-lined roads near downtown Glen Arbor.


Schedule of Events

 Friday, June 17, 2016

5:00-7:00 pm Registration and packet pick up – Cherry Republic, 6026 Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Race Day Parking Map

5:30-7:00 am – Registration and packet pick up – Cherry Republic, 6026 Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
7:00 am – Half marathon start*
7:10 am – 5k start

8:30 am (approximate) – 5k Awards Ceremony

10:00 am (approximate) – Half Marathon Awards Ceremony

*The half marathon will have a time limit of 4 hours.

Registration Fees



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Frequently Asked Questions

USATF-certified half marathon (13.1 miles) run and a 5k run/walk.

The race takes place on Saturday, June 18 , 2016. The half marathon will start at 7:00 a.m. and the 5k at 7:10 a.m.

The races start and finish in Downtown Glen Arbor Michigan, about 27 miles (35 minute drive) from downtown Traverse City, MI.

Prices are listed in the columns above. We never charge processing fees, so when we say $50, we mean it. You’ll notice that prices increase as the race date nears. We would LOVE for every athlete to register for the lowest possible price by registering as early as possible; increasing prices allow us to compensate for the cost of timing services, race shirts, and food without knowing exact participation. A portion of each registration goes to a local Glen Arbor charitable organization.

Registration includes a race t-shirt, chip-timed results, post-race snacks, and the satisfaction of knowing you’re better than the lazy schlubs that didn’t wake up until 11 am on race day. Half marathon finishers will also receive a finisher’s medal. Your entry fee also covers the permit fees, medical and police support, volunteer swag and food, and various other expenses that come with putting hundreds of athletes on public roads.

Along with those tangible benefits, we believe that every Endurance Evolution race offers something more than the typical endurance event in the way of customer service and professionalism. You can read more about our philosophies and our policies on our About Us page.

The overall male and female winners of the half marathon and 5k races receive an award plus free entry into next year’s race. The top three individuals in each age group also receive an award pint glass.