Le Demi Grand

20211223
2021-09-18

Sep 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Le Demi Grand

Grand Island National Recreation Area

Munising MI, 49862

USA

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Entry Fee $80
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $90
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no

Distance(s):

  • 10K
  • 13.1K

Type: Trail

Starting Elevation: 587

High Point: 818

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

First Year of the Event: 2020

Description:

Experience the tranquility of Grand Island in the Fall.  The deep blue and aqua green of Lake Superior frames the brilliant red and yellow of the island’s abundant maple and beach forests.  Half marathoners take the classic tour up past Murray Bay and into the dense Hemlock forest near Duck Lake.  The course then heads into the Tombolo and then out onto Trout Bay to a 1 mile stretch of white sand beach, framed by amber sandstone cliffs, facing north to an infinite horizon.  A steady climb up into the heavily forested island interior is then rewarded with a 2 mile gradual descent on dirt roads to Mather Beach on the island’s west coast.  The last four miles hug the cliffs and shoreline of Lake Superior, before heading east to the finish at Williams Landing.  The 10K follows a new route, similar to the half, but without the Tombolo and Trout Bay Beach loop.  The 10K course splits from the half marathon to a traverse of the islands highlands and follows a dirt road down the spine of the island past the fabled wildflower fields before arriving at Williams Landing.

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Past Event Dates

Held on Sep 18, 2021

Held on Sep 20, 2020

Event Results