Hiking and running in the woods, mountain biking on the trails, sunrise yoga, Up North shopping and dining, campfire lounging, informative and inspiring speakers, games & giveaways … all in a gorgeous setting of rustic-chic lodging just minutes from downtown Traverse City. This is what you can expect (plus lots more) at the 3rd Annual Michigan Runner Girl Spring Getaway May 4-6, 2018. Oh, and did we mention that an Olympic marathoner will be joining us?! Desiree Linden, an elite runner who trains in southern Michigan and is running this spring’s Boston Marathon, will be with us the evening of Friday, May 4.

Join your hosts Heather Durocher, founder of Michigan Runner Girl, and Pam Carrigan, a personal trainer and MRG event coordinator, for a relaxing and rejuvenating two-night stay at our all-new spring getaway location, Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort on the east side of Traverse City.

The weekend begins Friday late afternoon-early evening with getting situated in your lodging of choice (Timber Ridge has numerous options, from cabins to cottages to yurts) and exploring the grounds. This is followed by a laid-back and welcoming gathering featuring food and drink. Arrive when you are able and join a great group of like-minded women. We’ll enjoy some awesome conversation with Des Linden, likely around a bonfire!

Des Linden.

Saturday activities include a guided morning bike ride and/or run, breakfast, trip to downtown Traverse City for shopping and dining, and more activities back at Timber Ridge. And, because this weekend is about rest and relaxation as much as it is about moving our bodies, there will be plenty of downtime.

A soul-satisfying morning of yoga will finish up our time together Sunday morning.

Bring a friend or come solo—you’ll make so many new friends either way!

Join us for the 3rd Annual MRG Spring Getaway in Traverse City this May 4-6.


Your registration price of $365/per person includes event registration as well as all activities and meals, as well as transportation to and from downtown Traverse City on Saturday. Not included: your choice of lodging, which you’ll need to secure — at a special discounted rate! — through Timber Ridge. To do this, simply contact Timber Ridge at 231-947-2770 after registering here. Learn more about the lodging options by visiting http://www.timberridgeresort.net

Timber Ridge is providing 20% off all lodging for MRG Spring Getaway participants. You can stay with your best running friend, or get a group of several friends together to stay in a cabin, cottage, yurt, or park home–your choice! (Want to tent camp or bring a pop-up trailer? These are options, too!)

Please note: Early-bird pricing of $365/person is good through April 15. Price increases to $385/person on April 16.

Oh, and there will be sweet swag from MRG partners, awesome giveaways (race entries! runner gear and clothing! Gift certificates!) and a commemorative gift for each Michigan Runner Girl (you’re gonna love it, we promise).

Registration is underway for this Friday-Sunday retreat featuring running, biking, shopping, rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. We’re capping this retreat at 38 people, and our Winter Getaway this past January sold out! Sign up soon to ensure a spot. Get registered here »


Ready to sign up? We sure hope so! Click here to join us »


Some Q&A’s to cover all the details:

When is it? Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Where is it? Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort, 4050 Hammond Rd E, Traverse City, Michigan 49686

So, what level of runner should I be to attend? Any level! Whether you’ve recently began your running journey or you’ve been logging miles and racing for years, this weekend is for you. All abilities welcome! Our time running together will feature options for varying distances and paces — something for everyone, truly. Plus, we’ll be enjoying outdoor fun like mountain (and fat!) biking, and hiking. (There will be bikes to demo and use, or you can bring your own!) Our one requirement: you have fun and smile a lot. (We’ll make sure this happens!)

What does the schedule look like? Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect:
Friday: Run/Bike, get settled, dinner and drinks and get-to-know-everyone gathering.
Saturday: Morning run and/or bike, breakfast, shopping downtown Traverse City, dinner at The Little Fleet, downtime and other optional evening activities.
Sunday: Morning yoga, breakfast. Gathering for goodbyes and commemorative MRG Weekend gift.

What all is included in the weekend? We’re so happy you asked this. Your event registration includes all activities, meals, and transportation to and from downtown Traverse City. Not included: your lodging at Timber Ridge (we wanted to give everyone a chance to choose the kind of accommodations they’d like best — and Timber Ridge has lots of options, for just you, for you and a friend, or for a larger group.)

Should I come solo? Absolutely! You’re sure to make new friends — count on it!

What if I want to come with my BRF (best running friend) or a larger group of friends? Yes, yes, yes! Grab your girlfriends and sign up together for a memorable weekend away together.

What if I live nearby — could I participate in the activities without booking accommodations? Yes! Timber Ridge will require a reasonable “weekend usage” fee of $25. You can pay this upon arrival, to Timber Ridge.

Do we get swag and other cool stuff? Most definitely! Expect awesome giveaways throughout the weekend and a commemorative gift on Sunday. You’re going to love what we have in store for you!

What if I need to cancel my reservation? Life happens. Plans change. We get it. Please keep this in mind if something unexpected does come up and you can’t make it. (We’ll miss you!)

  • You’ll receive a full refund through 4/06/18
  • You’ll receive 50% of your payment through 4/20/18
  • No refund will be given within two weeks of event

I have more questions — who do I ask? Ask away! Send your questions to Heather at heather@michiganrunnergirl.com or Pam at pam@michiganrunnergirl.com

We hope you join us!

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