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Event Info

Starting and ending in the Grand Haven High School Football Stadium, the Armed Services Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K offers one of the more scenic courses you’ll enjoy in Michigan. The course consists of 97% paths with only 3% on quiet roads with little traffic making for an enjoyable run.

Grand Haven High School is located at 17001 Ferris St, Grand Haven, MI 49417. CLICK HERE for a Google Map of the venue.

Qualifying Courses for Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon & Abbott Marathon Majors Series

Certfied Courses

The entire event is sanctioned with USA Track and Field. The marathon and half marathon courses are also measured and certified with USA Track and Field. The marathon course is a qualifying event for the Boston and New York City Marathons as well as the Abbott World Marathon Majors. The half marathon is also a qualifying course for the New York City Marathon.


Walkers ARE welcome for ALL the distances. The marathon has a 6 hour time limit. If you’re not able to finish the marathon in 6 hours, DON’T BE DISCOURAGED. We offer a special start time of 1 hour early (7:00AM) for those unable to finish the marathon in 6 hours. This early start is NOT available to anyone else.

Pets & Strollers

While all family members are encouraged to participate, we need you to keep your “furry” family members home. Pets will NOT be allowed at the venue or on the course.

Running strollers WILL be allowed. Since most of the run is on bike paths, we need you to start at the back and also run single file.