Sep 23, 2023 at 7:30 AM

Hungerford Games

15200 220th Ave.

Big Rapids MI, 49307


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Entry Fee $50
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $115
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 13.1M
  • 26.2M
  • 50M

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 350

Starting Elevation: 1044

High Point: 1288

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 65%

First Year of the Event: 2013

Men's Record: 50M 7:25:17

Women's Record: 50M 9:13:55


The Hungerford Games are a set of trail runs through the Manistee National Forest near Big Rapids, Michigan.  They consist of a half marathon, marathon, and 50-mile ultramarathon. Finishers will receive the world’s only hand-branded wooden finisher’s medal.

In 2021, The Games will take place on Saturday, September 25th. The ultramarathon will begin at sunrise (7:34 a.m.). The half marathon will begin at 8:20, and the marathon at 9:10. For each race, runners will begin their journey at PT Plus in Big Rapids.

Running Hungerford?
Packet pick-up will be on Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and on
Saturday starting at 6:15 a.m.

We try to make The Hungerford Games the world’s most perfect little trail race. Hungerford is wonderfully diverse: some hills and some flats; some single-tracks, some two-tracks, and some lonely gravel roads; some dirt, some sand, and some mud. Coupled with the burgeoning colors of a late September forest in Michigan, and you’ve got everything that’s awesome about trail running. Plus, the all-wooden medals, hiking sticks, and trophies are incredible!


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Past Event Dates

Held on Sep 23, 2023

Held on Sep 24, 2022

Held on Sep 25, 2021

Held on Sep 26, 2020

Held on Sep 28, 2019

Held on Sep 29, 2018

Held on Sep 30, 2017

Held on Sep 24, 2016

Held on Sep 26, 2015

Held on Sep 27, 2014

Held on Sep 28, 2013