New for 2017: Book It Kids Run!

Join the fun and run alongside some of your favorite childrens books characters! We’re partnering with the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book to support literacy and a love of reading and all things “book”.

FREE for kids ages 4 years and up with 1/4 and 1/2 mile courses. Kids will run through the official Little Travese Half Marathon finish chute and cross the finish line alongside racers.

Many thanks to our local bookseller Between the Covers, for supporting this run. Stop by their store just a 1/2 block from the finish line on Main Street in Harbor Springs to find a great selection of hand-picked books for readers of all ages.

Register

9:45am-10:15am at the Kids’ Run table in the finish area.

Start

  • Meet at the large maple tree just beyond the finish chute; look for the orange cones and Kids’ Run signs
  • 10:25am Mandatory meeting
  • 10:30am: Start for 1/4 Mile Sprint with 1/2 Mile Sprint to follow

Route

  • Start line is at the large maple tree just beyond the finish chute and will be marked with signs and cones.
  • Kids’ Run will use the sidewalks, not the open road!
  • Both routes will make a loop around Zorn Park with kids entering the finish chute and crossing the finish line alongside the Half Marathon and 10K runners.

1/4 Mile Sprint

Head west on Bay Street to yellow house and turn right on sidewalk.  Head up to dead end at Traverse Street. Turn right on Traverse St, staying on the sidewalk.  Take an immediate right on West Main Street passing along Zorn Park. Just before the farmer’s market tents, turn right on the 1-lane driveway and head towards the finish area.  Turn right onto Bay Street and join the Half Marathon and 10K runners into the finish chute and cross the finish line!

1/2 Mile Sprint

Head west on Bay Street and curve right to t-intersection at Traverse Street.  Turn right on Traverse Street, staying on the sidewalk.  Turn right on West Main Street heading down the sidewalk past Zorn Park.  Just before the farmer’s market, turn right on the 1-lane driveway and head towards the finish area. Turn right onto Bay Street and join the Half Marathon and 10K runners into the finish chute and cross the finish line!