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 all of our awards and results, more info can be found on the Results page.
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.
Age group awards will be awarded to the top 5 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 within 4-5 weeks after the race.
Cost: $97 until December 31 2018, $102 from January 1st 2019 to February 28th 2019, $107 from March 1st to April 30,2019, $112 from May 1st to May 19th 2019.
There will be a limit of 3400 Runners in the 2019 Half Marathon.
Prize Money is available for the following using Gun Time and will be mailed after the results are finalized :
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