On Saturday evening, Treetops chefs will prepare a gourmet pasta dinner that will be served in the Birch Room at the main lodge. The marquis half marathon event begins at 9 a.m. Sunday morning at the North Clubhouse.
“This is one of the most beautiful half marathons we have ever offered,” Jeff says. “It is diverse and features stunning views in nearly every mile of the course. We have never been more excited about a venue. It is not to be missed.”
The race starts on famed Hole #1 of the Signature Golf Course and follows wooded natural areas between fairways and along the edges of fairways for 2.5 miles before transitioning intoa 1.5 mile stunning single track through the Headwaters Conservancy Sturgeon River Preserve. The course then travels a rural road for a quarter of a mile before entering the Treetops Project Nature. Runners will enjoy a grand winding loop that includes single track along the Sturgeon River, and climbs up on ridges with vast panoramic views of the Sturgeon River Valley and the Vanderbilt Highlands. Most of the Project Nature section is highly runnable XC ski trail or dirt two track trail. After the Project Nature loop, runners return to the North Clubhouse via a route similar the races early miles, but featuring a new section of single track on the Headwaters Conservancy Sturgeon River Preserve.
Runners can run one, two or all three (the trifecta) events. Registration is now open.
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The event is a collaboration between Great Lakes Endurance, Treetops Resort and The Headwaters Conservancy. The race supports environmental education and trail maintenance for the Headwaters Conservancy. Additional information can be obtained on the Great Lakes Endurance site or via email (email@example.com)