Thinking about heading to Traverse City this fall or early winter for a race weekend getaway? Coryn Briggs, a northern Michigan runner and cyclist who works for Traverse City Tourism, gives listeners a preview of upcoming events and races taking place in the area over the next few months.

Coryn, who is behind Traverse City Tourism’s social media channels — she serves as digital marketing manager for TC Tourism — also shares some lodging specials you may want to take advantage of, whether you’re making it a girls’ weekend, couples getaway, or family mini-vacation. {To listen to this episode, click on the player at the top of this post. Or, download the Michigan Runner Girl show using your favorite podcast app}

Coryn and I talk about our own experiences with these northern Michigan races, which include: the Sleeping Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K on Oct. 6 in Empire, Mich.; Traverse City’s 10th annual Zombie Run on Oct. 27; the 5th annual Great Beerd Run on Nov. 10 (which takes place during Traverse City Beer Week, Nov. 9-16 – and there’s a special MRG discount code); the Up North Turkey Trot on Nov. 22; and the Farmland 5K Run and Free for All Bike on Dec. 1 on the east side of Traverse City.

My dad joined us for the Traverse City Turkey Trot in 2016.
Our family at the TC Zombie 5K Run/Walk a couple of years ago. This year’s event is set for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Alex had fun, but clearly not up for the photo. :)

 

During this episode, Coryn also shares her family’s trip to the U.P. this summer, for the popular Ore to Shore mountain bike races in Marquette.

Traverse City Tourism has a new site, which provides information on special lodging deals as well as other resources. I recently contributed a blog post about great places to see autumn color on a run. You can read it here.

Learn more about the races mentioned during this episode:

Farmland 5K Run and Free for All Bike

Great Beerd Run at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Traverse City Zombie Run

Sleeping Bear Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Up North TurkeyTrot

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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