The following are featured races taking place in Michigan in 2018. Race directors: if you’re interested in having your event included here, please contact MRG at heather [at] michiganrunnergirl [dot] com for details. MRG endorses these events. What does this mean exactly? It means that MRG has been in direct contact with organizers of these events and is working with them to spread the word and encourage runners to sign on. In some cases, MRG may also be running the event. For complete event details and to register, please be sure to click on the race links provided.
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Winter & Spring 2018
The Second annual Snow Moon Trail Run takes place Feb. 3, 2018 in Midland, Mich. This race is a collaboration between organizers of the MUTT Series of races and the Bay City Morning Rotary Driathlon. The snow moon is a traditional name for the full moon that occurs in February in North America. This event has runners embracing the snow and cold air temperatures with a fun race through the dark. Runners embark on one of several race distance options – 5K, 15K or 25K – along a 5K loop of wide trails (not single track) through the woods of City Forest in Midland, Michigan. Runners completing multiple laps will run through a chute located inside of the Snow Moon event tent. After you finish, be sure to bring your own adult beverage to consume as you cheer on those braving the cold night run as they run past you through the tent.
Use the code MICHRUNNERGIRL to receive 10% off your race entry plus shirt/hoody purchases. Learn more and register here »
And so, the Groundhog Day Marathon was born.
Use the code MICHRUNNERGIRL to save 10% off any of the events. Learn more and register here »
The Tahquamenon Snowshoe 10K & 5K, Paradise Mich. is set for Feb. 17, 2018. Great Lakes Endurance hosts this snowshoe race at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. (I have had a blast running this race – you can read all about it here»)
Use the code MRGTQSNOW10 to receive $10 off your registration. This is good for the 5K or the 10K.
Gazelle Girl Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. Sunday, April 22, 2018
Whether you’re looking to complete your first 5K, 10K or half marathon, or are looking to set a PR, this race is for you. Grab your girlfriends, mothers, sisters, cousins, grandmas, aunts or a co-worker and sign up for this event. Gazelle Sports, a Michigan-based company, is behind this event now in its 6th year. Use the code MRG18 to save $5 on your race entry. Get signed up here »
Save $10 when using the code MRG18
Summer & Fall 2018
Use the code MRG2018 to receive $5 off your race entry. Learn more and register here »
Use the code MRG2018 to save 20% off your total cart purchase. Sign up here » Visit the event’s Facebook page here »
Reebok Ragnar Relay Michigan is set for Sept. 28-Sept. 29, 2018. Teams of 12 or 6 will start the 200-ish mile relay in charming Muskegon, where runners speed past historic ships and lighthouses with a van of teammates cheering them along each leg of the course. The race finishes in Traverse City – home to some of Michigan’s finest wineries and the sapphire blue Grand Traverse Bay. A Ragnar wouldn’t be complete without a finish line party, hunky finisher medal and stories to tell for years to come. Find out what it means to find your #innerWILD and mark your running calendar for Sept. 28-29. Reebok is giving every team captain a free pair of shoes.
Use the code MIRUNNERGIRL to receive $80 off your team entry. Register here »