Who doesn’t love saving money on their races and running gear?!
Thanks to the following races and companies for generously offering discount codes to Michigan Runner Girl readers and listeners. Please be sure to take advantage of these special savings!**
Race directors and product makers: If you are interested in offering a discount code — and want to increase your race registration numbers or product sales! — please contact MRG at heather [at] michiganrunnergirl [dot] com to learn more about how we can partner and encourage our fellow Michigan runners to enjoy our state’s thriving race scene and try great products that enhance our healthy lifestyle.
**Please note the dates during which race discounts are offered; in some cases these codes are good leading up to race day, while others are for a specific time period.
The Race: Second annual Snow Moon Trail Run, 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.
The Discount: 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.
The Discount: Use the code MICHRUNNERGIRL to save 10% off any of the events. Learn more and register here »
The Race: Tahquamenon Snowshoe 10K & 5K, Paradise Mich. on 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»)
The Discount: Use the code MRGTQSNOW10 to receive $10 off your registration. This is good for the 5K or the 10K.
The Discount: Use the code MRG2018 to save 20% off your total cart purchase. Sign up here » Visit the event’s Facebook page here »
The Discount: Use the code MRG18 to save $5 on your race entry. Get signed up here »
The Discount: Save $10 when using the code MRG18
The Discount: Use the code MRG2018 to receive $5 off your race entry. Learn more and register here »
The Discount: Use the code MRGEPIC2018 to receive 10% off your race entry. Register here »
The Race: Reebok Ragnar Relay Michigan, 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.
The Discount: Use the code MIRUNNERGIRL to receive $80 off your team entry. Register here »
The Product: Knuckle Lights. These brighten your early morning runs with ultra wide-flood beams that provide a smooth, super-bright light. Designed to be worn across the front of your knuckles, you still have full use of your hands without the bothersome bobbling of a headlamp.
The Discount: Use the code MICHIGANRUNNERGIRL2017 to save 10% off your order. Learn more and shop here »
The Product: Zelus Insoles. The Zelus line is truly unique because of the SmartCells technology, explains Scott Jarold, director of Troy, Mich.-based Fastech Labs, which is behind these insoles. “SmartCells provide extra cushion to reduce impact, plus provide a response with every step you take. They are the reason I wanted to be part of this team when we brought them to market, mainly because there is nothing like it in the industry. I think runners will feel an immediate difference the minute you put them in your shoes. The action of the cells compressing and responding will help with fatigue and hopefully keep your legs feeling fresh, especially after long runs.” Read MRG’s post on these insoles here »
The Discount: Use the code MRGZEAL17 at checkout. Learn more and shop here »
The below races have already taken place; check back in coming weeks for updated race discount codes for 2018 dates.
The Race: Kal-Haven Trail Run, Saturday, April 8, 2017. First presented in 1991, the Kal-Haven Trail Run is a 33.5 mile event that includes a solo run, a 2-person relay, and a 3-6 person team relay. The event begins in Kalamazoo at the Kal-Haven Trail’s 10th Street trailhead and finishes in South Haven, showcasing the Kal-Haven Trail system. The event benefits the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run and the Kalamazoo Area Runners. Solo Registration $50 Team Registration $35 per team member Registration will be limited to 150 solo participants (solo runners must be at least 18 years old), 40 2 person teams, and 80 3-6 person teams to ensure safety during the event. Registration opened Nov. 1, 2016. Register early to reserve your spot!
The Discount: Use the code MRG2017 to receive $5 off your race entry. Learn more and register here »
The Race: the ForeShore Adventure Run, supporting the Muskegon Rescue Mission and showcasing the lakeshore of west Michigan. The run takes place this year on May 20, 2017. This is the event’s third year and it takes place on Muskegon’s beaches at Pere Marquette Park.
The Discount: Use the code runnergirl to save 25% off your race entry. This offer is good through March 31, 2017.
The Race: MUTT (Mid-Michigan Ultra Team Trail Race) at Mid-Michigan Community College, Harrison, Mich. on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Why relay race when you can team race….MUTT-style. Get your team of 4 runners together and experience this one of a kind team trail race! The MUTT is not a relay race, but rather a team trail race that requires 4 team members to start and stay together at the beginning of the race, and one by one turn around at the halfway point of each individual distance. The format allows for different distance runners to race together, and also assures each runner contributes to the success of the team.
The Discount: First 10 teams to register using this code — MRG10OFF — receive a discount of 10% (or $20). Learn more and register here »
The Race: Two Hearted Trail Run – 50K, Marathon, Half Marathon on June 24 in Paradise, Mich. Runners in the 50K and marathon will experience this rugged coastline first hand via single track on high bluffs and more intimate shoreline forests. In addition, the race course winds inland along the shores of Culhane Lake and the Little Two Hearted River. The course is 80% single track and 20% dirt forest road or two track. This course has the capacity to transform the way you see nature and the world. The half marathon is a challenging loop that takes runners through old growth white pine forest and along the much-loved ridge on the southern shore of Clark Lake. All races finish at the Upper Tahquamenon Falls, second highest east of the Mississippi. Camp 33 Brew Pub is located 200 meters from the finish.
The Discount: Use the code MRG2HEART to save $10 off your race entry (this is good for any of the race distances) Learn more and register here »
The Race: Priority Health 5K Run/Walk, 10K, 15K and Chateau Grand Traverse Half Marathon on Saturday, July 8 in Traverse City, Mich. Known as the “Original Traverse City Foot Race,” the Festival of Races that are part of the National Cherry Festival each July include distances for just about any runner: a half marathon, 15K, 10K and 5K. These races, which take place the final weekend of the weeklong festival, are a summer tradition for many runners. This year marks the races’ 44th year—the race started in 1973 as a 10K and shifted to a 15K in 1978. In 1989 the 5K was added; most recently, the 10K was re-introduced along with a half marathon. All told, more than 50,000 participants have crossed the finish line over the years.
The Discount: Use the code MRG2017 to save $5 off your race entry. Learn more and register here »
The Race: Boyne City Triathlon, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 (Labor Day weekend) at Peninsula Beach Park in Boyne City. Races include Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons and a Sprint Duathlon. Learn more about how this race got started by listening to this MRG podcast episode featuring the inspiring story of race director Rob Swartz »
The Discount: Use the code MRGTL717 to save 10% off your race entry.
The Race: Holland Haven Marathon, Half Marathon & (all new for 2017) 8K, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Holland Haven Marathon runners experience the beautiful coast of Lake Michigan as they travel from Grand Haven to Holland. The 13.1 mile Holland Haven Half Marathon begins at Camp Geneva Christian Youth Camp along the Lake Michigan coastline. Runners follow the scenic Lakeshore Drive past the beaches and into the City of Holland. The 8K race is a great segue into longer distance races. The Holland Haven 8 kilometer race is a flat route, out-and-back course. As a mid-distance road race, it is accessible enough for the novice runner yet incredibly challenging to experienced racers.
The Discount: Use the code HHM2017MRG to save $10 off your race entry
The Race: Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon & Duathlon, a 34-year tradition in East Grand Rapids, Mich. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. The Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon and Duathlon is one of Grand Rapids oldest triathlons. Nestled in the neighborhood of East Grand Rapids, Michigan, the premier event currently offers triathlon, duathlon and aquabike for athletes. The race supports the goal of a first time triathlete entering the arena to an experienced athlete achieving a personal record.
The Discount: Use the code MIrungirl17 to save 10% off registration. This code is good through 9/7/17. Learn more and sign up here »
The Race: American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Sunday Sept. 17, 2017 on Belle Isle. This year marks the 5th anniversary of this all-female race on Belle Isle in Detroit. The event also includes a hand cycle division. New of this year: Expotique held on Belle Isle at the Detroit Boathouse, yoga on the lawn and a Saturday evening dinner cruise on the Detroit River (Heather will be there talking with fellow Michigan Runner Girls—join the fun!) Get inside race details by listening to this recent MRG Podcast episode »
The Discount: Use the code MRG2017D to receive 15% off your race entry. This code is good until Aug. 20, 2017. Get registered here »
The Discount: Use the code girl to receive $5 off your race entry. The code is valid on adult pricing now through race morning.
The Race: The Great Beerd Run 5K, a fun, untimed race that celebrates all things beer and beards, takes place Nov. 11, 2018 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Join MRG at this super fun event that features three on-course beer tastings. Enjoy craft beer from Beards Brewery in Petoskey, Short’s Brewing in Bellaire and Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City.
The Discount: Use the code mirunnergirl to receive $5 off your race entry. Learn more and register here »
The Race: Traverse City Turkey Trot 5 Mile and 5K Run/Walk. New location this year: St. Francis High School, Traverse City, MI. Join MRG’s Heather and her family at this 10th annual Thanksgiving morning race.
The Discount: Use the code MIRUNNER to receive $5 off your race entry. Learn more and register here »
The Race: Farmland 5K and Free for All Bike on Saturday, Dec. 2 in Traverse City, Mich. The Farmland 5K Run and Free for All Bike is Traverse City’s winter weather running and biking event held in the spirit of European style cross country held on a dedicated cross country course on private farmland. A classic turfgrass course awaits you with knee high barriers including straw bales, fallen logs, wood fence and stone fence. The Farmland “Free For All” bike event, immediately following the run, has cyclists taking to the running course for 6 laps of fun competition (approximately 12.0 miles total), on any bike you choose. Fat bikes, cyclocross bikes, mountain bikes, maybe even a unicycle; you’ll see it all on December 3. Awards to the top Fat Bike, Cross Bike, Mountain Bike, Single Speed Bike, and deep awards for all bikes for the 12 and under category. For the ambitious, we’ll have a combined winner as well. Test your running legs in the 5k, then hop on your steed of choice and give the “Free For All” everything you’ve got left. The combined winners will get awards for their superhuman efforts, measured by their 5k time added to their bike time. There will also be trophies for the winners too, so there’s a lot to fight for.
The Discount: Use the code MRG17 to save $5 off individual registration. Learn more and register here »
The Race: Fifth annual Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, presented in partnership by Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) and the City of Portage on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 (Expo Saturday, February 25). The half marathon, 10K and 5K courses highlight the Portage Trail Way System and include a mix of mostly flat paved bike trail and roads. All courses are USAT&F certified. All running events start and end at Portage Central High School, 8135 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage, MI 49002. Events begin at 8 a.m., with individual race start times to be announced. The half marathon will close registration once it reaches cap of 1,500.
The Discount: Use the code MRG2017 to receive $5 off your race entry. Learn more and register here »