April 21, 2014
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LITTLE TRAVERSE HALF MARATHON and 10k RUN/WALK

 
 

Little Traverse Half Marathon

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Get ready for a unique running experience around Little Traverse Bay!

New for 2014: point-to-point 10k Run/Walk starting at Petoskey State Park

Limit 500 runners. REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 25


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2013 RESULTS

Thanks to Superior Timing for instant, online results at the fnish line.  The viewing screen and print-out results for every runner were A1.
RUNNERS
170 runners, ages 17-71 years, ran The Outfitter's Little Traverse Half Marathon.  The runners - 104 women and 66 men - hailed from nine states including MI, OH, IN and IL as well as NY, KY, LA, TX and CO!
TOP FINISHERS
Here's to Derek Henning, a 23 year old local from Alanson, MI who blew by the finish line in 1:09.22 averaging a pace of 5:17min miles!  Liza Rohn, a 32 year old from Ann Arbor, MI got the gold as top female crossing the line in 1:34.28!

A BIG THANKS...

VOLUNTEERS
A heartfelt thanks to the 90 volunteers, ages 9-76 years, who were stationed around the bay from Bay Harbor to Harbor Springs. They were friendly and full of energy - what a difference it makes!  Without them, the race couldn't happen!
A special thanks to the middle school and high school runners from Harbor Springs Cross Country team who helped at Aid Station 1 with The North Face and put on the Kids' Run.  Also to the girls from Harbor Springs Shay Elementary Girls on the  Run who were at the finish line with water and did an A1 job at Aid Station 5 on Beach Dr. in Wequetonsing.  Their handmade signs and cheering were a big hit with the runners!
AID STATIONS
Runners know best that aid stations and high energy, friendly volunteers make or break a race.  Thanks to our aid station sponsors who were out there with drinks and word of encouragement to refuel the runners: The North Face, 45 North Yacht Management, Touring Gear, Bay Tennis and Fitness, Petoskey Brewing and Girls on the Run.
SPONSORS
32 businesses stepped up in support of this event.  Without it, there would be no Little Traverse Half Marathon.  From food, to awards, to finish line bling, the sponsors donated their services, products and support.  A special thanks to Bay Harbor for hosting the staging area and starting line!

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2013 RACE INFO

The Outfitter of Harbor Springs presents the first annual Little Traverse Half Marathon - an incredible point-to-point run around Little Traverse Bay along the woods and shores of Lake Michigan! 

For runners of all ages and abilities, the Little Traverse Half from Bay Harbor to Harbor Springs features:

  • A diverse route via the Little Traverse Wheelway, Bay View waterfront, Petoskey State Park, and Beach Road
  • Post race food and festivities done in small-town style at Harbor Springs’ waterfront park/beach
  • Professional chip timing and results
  • Technical t-shirt and finisher’s medal for all runners
  • Rocking Horse Toy Company Kids’ Run

 download RUNNER'S INFO        download FAQs


ROUTE/MAP

Starting in the Village of Bay Harbor, the point-to-point route (filled with long, flat stretches and some rolling terrain) will take runners on a fall tour around Little Traverse Bay through four distinct sections: 1) the historic Little Traverse Wheelway (Bay Harbor through Petoskey's Bayfront Park), 2) a footpath along the waterfront through historic Bay View, 3) a bypass through Petoskey State Park, and 3) (veering off the Wheelway) a shoreline road through the resort community of Wequetonsing ending at the finish line in downtown Harbor Springs.  Race start is at 8:00AM, and the course closes at 11:30AM.


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RUN FOR A CAUSE

Proceeds will benefit two local non-profit organizations in support of the important work they do in providing access to, and protection of, our unique natural resources:

Little Traverse Bay Protection and Restoration Fund

Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

Top of Michigan Trails Council

Top of Michigan Trails Council

 


ROCKING HORSE TOY COMPANY KIDS' RUN

Let's get kids on the run!  Free for ages 4 and up, the Kid's Run starts/finishes in Zorn Park in Harbor Springs with 2 distances: 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile sprints.  Registration is from 9:45-10:15AM. Mandatory meeting at 10:15AM and start is at 10:30AM.  All participants receive a ribbon and granola bar made locally by My Sister's Bake Shop.


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Runners know that energetic, friendly volunteers make all the difference between a good race and a great race! Join the fun, grab a friend and be a race volunteer at the start line, along the course (cheering, directing runners, aid stations), or at the finish line.

To volunteer: call The Outfitter at 231.526.2621 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


FEE

Race fee is $55.  The fee includes transportation around the bay to start line, transport of race bags to finish line, professional chip timing and results, aid stations, technical race t-shirt and finisher medal, post-race food.


AWARDS

Top 3 male and female finishers will receive awards at 11:30AM.  Top age group finishers will be recognized in the results but will not receive awards.  All finishers will receive a medal (unlike any other) and of course, a technical race t at registration.


LODGING:

There are several hotels/inns and condos in the Harbor Springs area. Special lodging packages are being offered for the runners by The Birchwood Inn and the Bay Harbor Village Hotel.

Bay Harbor

The Village at Bay Harbor is the heartbeat of the community, featuring such public elements as a boutique hotel, marina, great shpping and dining and just a short bike ride or walk from the Little Traverse Wheelway.  It is the combination of a vibrant setting, beautiful scenery and a diverse array of shops that has turned the Village into a site used frequently for amazing year-round premier events, weddings and outdoor festivals.

Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs is a small harbor town on Little Traverse Bay in northern Michigan.  It's a great spot to spend the weekend with family as there is so much to see and do - running, hiking, kayaking, biking as well as strolling the docks, perusing the Farmer's Market, shopping in stores downtown and enjoying the local restaurants.  Panaromic views of the harbor from the boardwalk too!  We are located 1 1/2 hours north of Traverse City and about 45 minutes south of the Mackinac Bridge.


OUR MISSION

The Outfitter of Harbor Springs is proud to present the Little Traverse Half as a unique running experience that celebrates our small towns, the historic Wheelway, and Little Traverse Bay.  We are excited to offer you a well run , professional and annual event that brings both locals and visitors together to enjoy the benefits of leading an active lifestyle.


QUESTIONS?

Please contact us by phone at 231.526.2621 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Stay tuned...
We're updating all info for 2014

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RACE INFO

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HALF MARATHON COURSE

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10K COURSE

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KIDS RUN

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FAQs

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REGISTER

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VOLUNTEERS

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SPONSORS

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PLAN YOUR STAY

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RESULTS

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