An annual summer tradition for hundreds of Michigan runners, the Festival of Races held the final Saturday of the weeklong National Cherry Festival is set for July 9 this year. Heather welcomes race director Katherine Brege to the show to talk about this year’s races in Traverse City.
Also joining the conversation: runner, chef and regular MRG contributor Ali Lopez, who is training for the half marathon. Ali talks about her race plans as well as the health benefits of tart cherries (she shares delicious ways of adding this fruit into your daily eating, whether pre-run for performance or post-race for recovery.)
Heather and her family at the National Cherry Festival Meijer Festival of Races.
Heather and her family at the National Cherry Festival Meijer Festival of Races.

Heather and her family are looking forward to the Cherry Festival races this year – there’s nothing quite like running the final miles of these races into the downtown area and along Front Street, the parade route of the big festival parade finale on Saturday. The event includes a half marathon, 15K, 10K and 5K. Be sure to listen for the race discount code, too.

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This year’s race tagline: Find Some Run to Love.
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A special thanks to Mike Moran of Quarter After Productions in Traverse City, Mich. for producing the show. Check out his work here, and if you like Michigan craft beer like me, tune into the popular Short’s Cast, a show he produces for Short’s Brewing Company of Bellaire, Mich.

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