Registration for the 2020 Bayshore will open on December 1st, 2019 at 9:00am

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.

Gun Times will be the official time used for overall awards and prize money, more info can be found on the Results page. Chip time will be used for age group awards.

There will be no race day registration for any of the Bayshore races.

  • All Half Marathon runners will receive a short sleeve gender-specific tech shirt.

  • All Half Marathon finishers will receive a finisher’s medal and will be given out at the finish line. (See below)

  • Age group awards will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in all age groups (14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65.69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90 & Up). Award medals will be engraved and mailed out to all age group winners (continental U.S. only) within 4-5 weeks after the race.

  • Cost: $100 until December 31 2019, $105 from January 1st 2020 to February 28th 2020, $110 from March 1st to April 30,2020, $115 from May 1st to May 19th 2020.

  • There will be a limit of 3400 Runners in the 2020 Half Marathon.

  • Prize Money is available for the following using Gun Time and will be mailed after the results are finalized :

    • Overall Winners

      • 1st Overall Male & Female - $750*

      • 2nd Overall Male & Female - $500

      • 3rd Overall Male & Female - $250

      • *Additional $375 for course record (M-1:04:08 W-1:15:08)

    • Masters Winners (40 & Up)

      • 1st Masters Male & Female - $375

      • 2nd Masters Male & Female - $250

      • 3rd Masters Male & Female - $125

For more information please visit our FAQ Page, Course Info Page, Bus Info Page, and Packet Pickup Page.


Course Map


Finisher’s Medal

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