2nd Annual Traverse City Trail Running Festival

Friday-Saturday, April 11-12, 2014

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 singletrack and two track trails. The festival begins with a two-person 10k relay (each runner runs 5k) on Friday evening, and the individual 10k, 25k, and 50k run get underway on Saturday morning.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to TART Trails.

What distances are offered?
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).  
When does the race happen?
The race takes place Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, 2014. The 10k relay will take place on Friday evening, and the 11k, 25k, and 50k runs on Saturday. 
Schedule of Events

Friday, April 11, 2014
5:00 p.m. – Registration and packet pick up opens at Timber Ridge Resort (map here)
6:00 p.m. – Free kid’s race (for ages 10 and under)
6:30 p.m. – 10k Twilight Relay (2 person teams)

Saturday, April 12, 2014
6:00 a.m. – Registration and packet pick up opens 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 

Where does the race take place?
The race start and finish is at Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City, MI 
How much does it cost to register?
 Prices are listed in the column to the left. 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 securing timing services, race shirts, and food without knowing exact participation. 
What do I get for signing up?
 Registration includes a race t-shirt, timed results, post-race grub and guzzle, 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 in our About Us section. 

What do I win?
The overall male and female winners of the 10k realy, 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.