Grand Island Trail Marathon and Half

Jul 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Grand Island Trail Marathon and Half

Grand Island National Recreation Area

Munising MI, 49862

USA

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Entry Fee $75
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $130
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no

Distance(s):

  • 13.1M
  • 26.2M
  • 50K

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 500

Course Map: Download Map

Starting Elevation: 610

High Point: 1079

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

Men's Record: Jim Harrington 2:46:30 (Marathon)

Women's Record: Tracy Stewart 3:10:24 (Marathon)

Description: The course follows the perimeter trail of the island counterclockwise up past Murray Bay and Duck Lake. At three miles the course heads eastward into the Tombolo, up into the island's thumb and then back along Trout Bay where runners can enjoy one of the most spectacular stretches of shoreline anywhere in the Great Lakes. Runners then ascend up the eastern cliffs of the island which treat runners to views of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The northern half of the island features 300 ft colored Jacobsville sandstone cliffs and a gentle remote and exquisitely beautiful North Beach. The return trail on the island’s western shore features remarkable vistas of Lake Superior. The 50K heads inland at mile 22 up to Echo Lake and up to the island’s summit. This five mile section features relatively fast dirt forest roads. Runners in the 50K return to the Western Coastal Trail at mile 27. Much of the trail is shaded by lush hardwood forests. Exposed sections (atop cliffs) blanket runners with cool breezes off of Lake Superior. Trail includes single track, two track, and narrow dirt roads. The course is well marked with colored flags, directional arrows, and mile markers.

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Event Dates

Held on Jul 22, 2017

Held on Jul 23, 2016

Held on Jul 25, 2015

Held on Jul 26, 2014

Held on Jul 27, 2013

Held on Jul 28, 2012

Held on Jul 30, 2011

Held on Aug 01, 2010

Held on Jul 25, 2009

Held on Jul 26, 2008

Held on Jul 28, 2007

Held on Jul 29, 2006

Held on Jul 30, 2005

Event Results

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