September 23, 2017
1/2 MARATHON (13.1 miles) 8:00 a.m. start time. The course starts and ends at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 1286 Ottawa Beach Road, and follows the shores of Lake Macatawa in the Waukazoo Woods neighborhoods to the Holland State Park, then loops north on Lakeshore Drive to Tunnel Park and returns to the Fairgrounds through surrounding neighborhoods. The course is USATF certified. It is not a closed course.
There are six water/aid stations set with water and energy drink; one port-a-jon, two DNR outhouses and two bathrooms are on the race course. The 1/2 marathon course closes at 11:30 a.m. Runners must average a 16 minute per mile pace or less to participate. MAP
Dogs and strollers are ONLY allowed on the 5K
All 1/2 marathon finishers will receive a finisher’s medal.
Overall winners, Master & Grand Master 50+ (male & female) winners will receive awards.
Age group awards will be given to first, second and third place finishers.
5K RUN/WALK (3.1 miles) 8:30 a.m. start time. The 5K course starts and ends at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 1286 Ottawa Beach Road, following the path of the 1/2 marathon through Waukazoo Woods along Lake Macatawa before turning north back to the Fairgrounds. There is one water station.
Overall winners, Master & Grand Master 50+ (male & female) will receive awards.
All runners receive a finisher medal. Age group awards will be given to first, second and third place finishers.
Group rates are available to 10 or more runners from a business, organization or running group. Group participants must register by September 8 for the group rate.
Group leaders will receive the group discount code from the race director and be responsible for forwarding this code to runners in their group only.
Group participants must register online using the group code to receive their discount.
Individuals registering for the 1⁄2 marathon will receive a discount of $8 from April 6 through September 6. Individual registering for the 5K will receive a discount of $5 through September 6.
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