Half Marathon

The 35th annual Bayshore will be held on Saturday May 27th, 2017.


Registration for the 2017 Bayshore will open on December 1st 9:00am EST.


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The Half Marathon will start on Devils Dive Rd. to Seven Hills Rd. then continue east to Center Rd. It will then go south to Blue Water Rd. then east to Bluff Rd. where it will join the Marathon course following Bluff, Center Rd. and East Shore Dr. back to Traverse City and the finish line. The new start will involve approximately a 225 foot climb near the beginning of the race before dropping back down to the relatively flat remainder of the course at Bluff Rd. The Half Marathon course was certified in 2015 and the certification number is MI15019SH

Expect a fast and scenic race with some of the most breathtaking views available on any Half-Marathon course. There will be 6 aid stations on the course. Absolutely no roller blades, pets, wagons, baby joggers or other wheeled vehicles will be allowed on the course. Radio/tape, I-Pod, MP3 player, or similar head sets are strongly discouraged. If you are considering wearing headphones please read our notice on the FAQ page . The average high temperature at this time of year is 66°F,and the average low is 41°F.







There is a maximum of 3200 runners in the 2017 half marathon. The entry fee for the 2017 half marathon is $87. If we do not fill up, registration will be allowed only until Friday May 1st, 2016. There will be no Friday night or race day registration for the half marathon. Finisher medals are awarded to all half marathon finishers. The top five finishers in each age group receive place medals. Age group medals will be engraved and mailed out after the race. Prize money will also be mailed after the results are finalized. The finisher medals will be given out at the finish line.

Half Marathon Elevations


Half Marathon Start Time is 7:30 AM.  All half marathoners will receive a short sleeve tech running shirt with the Bayshore Half Marathon Logo . You will have the opportunity to select a men's or women's shirt size when you register.

Check-in/ Packet Pick-Up

Registration and packet pick-up for the Bayshore Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K will be held at the Traverse City Central High School Gym. Hours will be on Friday night, May 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on race day from 5:00 a.m. to race time. If you are pre registered for the Marathon, Half Marathon, or 10K you can still pick up your packet on Saturday beginning at 5:00 a.m. For driving directions and map to packet pick up here.

NOTE: Bus transportation  to the Half Marathon start will depart from the Traverse City Central High School (Eastern Ave.) area from 5:15 am to 6:15 am.

Gun Times will be the official time used for all of our awards and results, more info can be found on the Results page. 

Half Marathon Prize Money:

1/2 marathon overall male/female
1st place $750
2nd place $500
3rd place $250
bonus $375 for course record (M-1:04:08 W-1:15:08)

Masters 1/2 marathon male/female
1st place $375
2nd place $250
3rd place $125

Cost: $87 Until we reach our Half Marathon limit of 3000 runners.

Entry Fee is non-refundable.

All net proceeds go to charity and are non-refundable for any reason. Sorry no exceptions. Once we receive your entry, you will not receive a refund. If you cannot participate, you may transfer your number to someone else as long as you complete the transfer before the April 28th deadline.  See our FAQ page for details. If you register for the Half Marathon you will not be able to switch to the Marathon or the 10K.

Please Read the Bayshore Rules and Regulations and Runners Release before registering for the Traverse City Track Club Bayshore. Click here.


Registration for the 2016 Bayshore will open on December 1st, 2016 at 9:00am EST.





Bayshore Marathon   P.O. Box 4026 • Traverse City, MI 49685-4026