If Traverse City is among your summer travel destinations — or you’ve been looking for an excuse to spend some time in this northern Michigan town on the shores of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay — you’ll love this episode featuring a conversation between me and Coryn Briggs, a runner whose enviable job is digital content manager for Traverse City Tourism, a nonprofit corporation that serves as the area’s official destination marketing organization. (Coryn, whose fall tradition race is the Harvest Stompede on the Leelanau Peninsula, knows the latest and greatest regarding the fun and cool things to do in the city.)

Coryn is a return guest on the show — she previously was on to talk about destination races with Kelly Yauk — and she has lots to share about upcoming races (like the Glen Arbor Solstice Half Marathon & 5K), bike activities for your entire family, and delicious food and wine events happening in the area this spring and summer. Coryn also shares her favorite routes to run in the Traverse City area — and I chime in with my favorites, too. {To listen to our conversation, click on the player at the top of this post}

We also talk about the upcoming Bayshore races taking place over Memorial Day weekend. You can read my Bayshore blog post on Traverse City Tourism’s site here »

This “City Spotlight” episode kicks off a series of shows I’ll have that focus on different towns and regions of Michigan (and the cool things to do and places to run and play when you’re there). If you have thoughts on what city I should focus on next, please email me at heather [at] michiganrunnergirl [dot] com


The Michigan Runner Girl Show is made possible in part by the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. Traverse City Tourism also helped make this episode possible.

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A special thanks to Mike Moran, Mike Youker and Jonny Tornga of Quarter After Productions in Traverse City, Mich. for producing the show. Check out this studio’s work here.

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