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Events of this type can ALWAYS use volunteers.

If you, a family member, friend, business, a group, or a service league, would like to assist and support our participants, armed services, and “Folds of Honor,” “we’d love to have you at the event. This is also an excellent way for students to earn community service hours for school requirements.

In addition to helping our participants enjoy a great experience, you’ll receive a comfortable volunteer shirt and be invited to the post-race picnic, which is free to our athletes AND volunteers.

Please contact our Lakeshore Volunteer, Joni Bennett, at [email protected]┬áif you have questions, or click the button below to sign up!

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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.