November 10, 2019

Iceman Runneth Challenge: 31 miles of mud, hills, friends and Oreos

By Ali LopezMRG Contributor Each November, the Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge brings thousands of mountain bikers to northern Michigan. The […]

August 14, 2019

These Must-Run Michigan Trail Races are Beyond Scenic

If you haven’t yet run a Great Lakes Endurance trail race — these events take place in the Upper Peninsula […]

June 26, 2019

My First 50-mile Trail Race

By Ali Lopez MRG Contributor A couple of weeks ago I did something I never would have imagined doing when […]

May 24, 2019

‘Anything Really is Possible’ – Jon Conkling, Triathlete, Runner & Dad of 5

Jon Conkling’s wake-up call came in late 2011. It was then that the Ada, Mich. husband and dad of five […]

May 6, 2019

S’mores, Live Music, Food Trucks (and Running!) at Ragnar Michigan Trail

In just over a month, trail runners from all across Michigan, the Midwest and beyond will meet up at Hanson […]

January 26, 2019

It’s Frigid. Get Outside and Go Running—On Snowshoes!

I’m still on a bit of a high this evening, having finished a particularly challenging run this morning in really, […]

August 30, 2018

Keep Your Summer Exploring Going Into Fall

You’ll all be excited to hear that Maia Turek, our Michigan Department of Natural Resources State Parks guru, is back […]

January 9, 2018

How to Run on Snowshoes + the Bigfoot Snowshoe 5K & 10K Race in Traverse City

{Editor’s note: this episode originally was released in January 2016. All race dates have been updated here in this post […]

November 2, 2017

Great Lakes Endurance’s newest trail race: Treetops Trifecta 5K, Hill Climb & Half Marathon Nov. 4-5 in Gaylord

If you’ve ever run a Great Lakes Endurance race — this race company is behind 10 Wisconsin and Michigan trail runs, […]

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