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



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Registration for the 2017 Bayshore will open on December 1st, 2016 @ 9:00am EST. The 2017 marathon will be capped at 2550 entries. There will be no Friday night or race day registration for the marathon. Finisher medals are awarded to all marathon finishers. The top five finishers in each age group receive place medals. Place medals will be engraved and mailed out after the race. Prize money will be mailed out after the results are finalized. Finisher medals will be given out at the finish line. The Bayshore Marathon course was certifed in 2015 and the certification number is MI15020SH.

Marathon Start Time is 7:15 AM. The marathon is an out a back course along the west shore of East Grand Traverse Bay. The course is flat, fast, and extremely scenic. All marathoners will receive a short sleeve tech running shirt with the Bayshore Marathon Logo . You will be given the opportunity to select a men's or women's shirt size when you register.

The Bayshore Marathon starts at 7:15 AM on the grounds of Northwestern Michigan College, then winds through one mile of residential neighborhoods. The majority of the race will follow the waterfront along the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay including Birchwood Drive, East Shore Road, Center Road (M-37) and Bluff Road. The course is flat, 100% paved and shaded along much of the route. Expect a fast and scenic race with some of the most breathtaking views available on any marathon course. There will be 18 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.

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 7:15 a.m. 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.


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

Marathon Prize Money

Marathon overall male/female
1st place $1,000

2nd place $750
3rd place $250
bonus $500 for course record(M-2:17:40 W-2:46:23)

Masters marathon male/female
1st place $500
2nd place $250
3rd place $125

Cost: $97 Until December 31st or we reach our Marathon limit of 2550 runners.

$107 after December 31st.


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 the transfer is completed before the April 28th deadline. See the FAQ page for details. If you register for the Marathon you will not be able to switch to the Half 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.




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