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Schedule

Expo/Packet Pickup/Late Reg

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Grand Haven High School Football Stadium*
*17001 Ferris St, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Event

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2024
Where: Grand Haven High School Football Stadium
Packet pickup and late registration: 5:45am Р7:15am
Velocity Challenged Marathon start: 7:00am
Pre-Race Ceremonies*: 7:20am
* Includes pre-race instructions, opening ceremonies, Joint Services Color Guard and National Anthem
Half/Full Marathon start: 8:00am
5K Start: 8:30am

Awards (estimated times):

  • 9:30am: 5K awards begin
  • 10:30am: Half marathon awards begin
  • 11:40am: Marathon awards begin (first round)
  • 2:00am: Marathon awards (second round)

If you can not attend the awards ceremony, you can arrange a local pick up of your award after the event or mailing of your award (you pay shipping).

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

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.