The Traverse City Trail Running Festival

April 22-23, 2016

The Traverse City Trail Running Festival is northern Michigan’s premier celebration of off-road running. The courses will take runners through the Pere Marquette Forest on a variety of single track and two track trails. The festival begins with a two-person 10k relay (each runner runs 5k) on Friday evening, and the 10k, 25k, and 50k individual races get underway on Saturday morning.


Schedule of Events

Friday, April 22, 2016

5:00-7:00 p.m. – Registration and packet pick at Timber Ridge Resort (map here)
6:15 p.m. – Free kid’s race (for ages 12 and under)
6:30 p.m. – 10k Relay (2 person teams)

Saturday, April 23, 2016

6:00-8:00 a.m. – Registration and packet pick up at Timber Ridge Resort
7:00 a.m. – 50k Run starts
7:30 a.m. – 25k Run starts
8:00 a.m. – 10k Run starts
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – post-race celebration, including Short’s Brewing Company Beer





Registration Fees

Frequently Asked Questions

A two-person 10k relay (5k each), 10k, 25k, and 50k individual trail races (exact course distances may vary slightly from these precise amounts, but they’ll be pretty darn close).  

The race takes place Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, 2016. The 10k relay will take place on Friday evening, and the 11k, 25k, and 50k runs on Saturday.

The races start and finish at Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City, MI.

Prices are listed in the columns above. We never charge processing fees, so when we say $55, 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.

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. 25k and 50k 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 the trails.

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 10k relay, individual 10k, 25k, and 50k 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.