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Grand Island

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Grand Island Trail Marathon

Grand Island Trail Marathon

  Grand Island Trail Marathon & Half Marathon Grand Island National Recreation Area, Munising, Michigan July 25, 2015   "The water of Lake Superior is as clear... Read more...

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 The Munsing Visitors Bureau provides the Grand Island Trail Marathon with key advertising & marketing support.  The US Forest Service manages all recreational activities on Grand Island. They... Read more...

Artists & Awards

Awards Philosophy We seek out exceptional U.P. artists to craft our awards. This is done not only to honor their profession and its critical place in our culture, but also to contribute more substantially... Read more...

Grand Island Trail Marathon Results Listing

2014 Searchable results for all events 2013  Searchable Results for all events 2012  Searchable Results for all events 2011 Trail Marathon Results Overall... Read more...

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Tahqua Trail Run

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Tahqua Trail Run

Tahqua Trail Run

  Tahqua Trail Run 25K & 10K Tahquamenon Falls State Park Paradise, Michigan August 8, 2015   "Although this is the first race of its kind I've ever done,... Read more...

8K

See the description of the 25K course, but start where is reads “The 8K races starts here.”  Please note that due to a required reroute, the 8K course ends up being about 9.5K.  More trail, more... Read more...

Artists & Awards

The 2008 awards for the Tahqua Trail Run were large ceramic bowls crafted by artist Thomas Baugnet of Munising, Michigan.  Baugnet’s studio, Open Wings  Pottery is located in downtown Munising, Michigan.... Read more...

2K Kid’s Run:

A beautiful out and back course along the historic Emerson Trail.  Trail travels through black spruce and wetlands similar to Canadian Boreal forests. Read more...

Tahqua Trail Run Race Results

2014 Searchable Results (SuperiorTiming.com) 2013 Searchable Results (SuperiorTiming.com) 2012 Searchable Results (SuperiorTiming.com) 2011 Tahqua Trail Run Youth 2Km... Read more...

25K

The course will be marked with red and yellow flags.  Yellow flags are used to point out key turns or super technical trail.   Keep your eyes alert. Overall, the course is remarkably beautiful and... Read more...

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Waugoshance Trail Marathon

Waugoshance Trail Marathon

  Waugoshance Trail Marathon Marathon Relay, Half Marathon & 5K Emmet County, Michigan July 11, 2015   The course follows a remarkable section of the North... Read more...

Waugoshance Race Results

2014 Searchable Results (SuperiorTiming.com) 2013 Searchable Results (SuperiorTiming.com) 2012 Searchable Results (SuperiorTiming.com) Read more...

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Porcupine Mountain

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Porcupine Mountains Trail Marathon

Porcupine Mountains Trail Marathon

  Porcupine Mountains Trail Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Silver City, Michigan September 19, 2015   The Porcupine Mountains are one of the largest tracts... Read more...

Porcupine Mountain Race Results

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Hartman Creek Trail Run

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Hartman Creek Trail Run

Hartman Creek Trail Run

Hartman Creek Marathon Half Marathon & 10K Hartman Creek State Park Waupaca, Wisconsin September 13, 2015 Join us for the fifth annual Hartman... Read more...

Hartman Creek Trail Run Race Results

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Conserve

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Conserve School Trail Run

Conserve School Trail Run

  Conserve School Half Marathon & 5K Land O'Lakes, WI June 13, 2015 This event is a collaboration between Great Lakes Endurance and The Conserve School. We have... Read more...

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Iola

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Iola Trail Run

Iola Trail Run

Iola Trail Run 15K & 5K Iola, Wisconsin April 25, 2015 Great Lakes Endurance introduced the Iola Trail Run in 2011 and it has quickly become a favorite trail race... Read more...

Iola Trail Run Race Results

2014 Searchable results 2011 15K Trail Run Results Overall Age Group   5K Trail Run Results Overall Age Group     2K... Read more...

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Iola Twilight

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Iola Twilight Snowshoe Race

Iola Twilight Snowshoe Race

  Iola Twilight Snowshoe Race 5K &10K Iola Winter Sports Club Iola, WI February 7, 2015 The fabled nordic ski venue in the glaciated hills north of Iola provides... Read more...

Iola Twilight Snowshoe Race Results

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Tahquamenon Snowshoe

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Tahqua Snowshoe Race

Tahqua Snowshoe Race

Tahquamenon Snowshoe Race 5K & 10K Upper Tahquamenon Falls Paradise, Michigan February 21, 2015 The Tahquamenon River basin in Michigan's Upper Peninsula receives epic... Read more...

Tahquamenon Snowshoe Results

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Porcupine Mountains Snow Shoe

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Porcupine Mountains Snowshoe Race

Porcupine Mountains Snowshoe Race

Porcupine Mountains Snowshoe Race 5K & 10K Porcupine Mtns State Park Silver City, Michigan March 8, 2015 One of the most enchanted venues for endurance sport in the... Read more...

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Two Hearted Trail Run

Two Hearted Trail Run 50K, Marathon & Half Marathon Paradise, MI June 27. 2015   Located in the remote northeastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the Two... Read more...

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Conserve School Snowshoe

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Conserve School Snowshoe Race

Conserve School Snowshoe Race

Conserve School Snowshoe Race 5K &10K Land O'Lakes, WI February 14, 2015 The Conserve School nordic ski trails along with snowshoe single track create an ideal venue... Read more...

The course will be marked with red and yellow flags.  Yellow flags are used to point out key turns or super technical trail.   Keep your eyes alert.

Overall, the course is remarkably beautiful and diverse.  There are sections that flow beautifully through the forest, atop ridges, and along the river.  There are also sections that are extremely demanding – that require a high level of awareness.  There are several hop scotch root & rock sections that will challenge even the best trail runners.  There are several staircases and one wet bog/lowland area.  The course will make you feel fully alive.

The first mile is flat and fast – either dirt forest road or pine needle covered trail.  The second mile is narrow, winding, with several wet sections that require careful foot work.  It skirts a large bog and enters a dense cedar forest.  Mile three features a steep, triple switch back climb and then the course rides along a high ridge.  The Camp 10 lakes can be viewed to the north.  Aid is available at about 3.7 miles at the Timberlost forest road intersection.  Past the first aid station the trail is wide, mostly tree covered, with a mossy or grass surface – a good time to really cruise.  Eventually the trail narrows to single track and enters a rolling section through Jack Pines with a thick understory of wild blueberries and ferns.  This section is non technical and a blast to run fast.  The sunlight does amazing things in this forest/savannah area.  A few yards before the 7 mile point you will again reach an aid station.  Past the aid station the trail remains single track – at times it is a wide ribbon of moss through the forest and other times it is a pine needle duft surface that winds smoothly through pine and birch forest.  You will eventually see the Watertank Lakes to your right and perhaps a moose wading through the shallows.  You will be up on little ridge in a pine forest.  There are several steep descents before you reach the Lower Falls Campground just past 9 miles.  You’ll pop out into a campground and see a little bit of civilization, maybe some cheering fans.  Aid awaits you at 9.5 miles near the Visitor Center.  There are also restrooms at this point. The 8K race starts here. You will want to make sure your water bottle is topped off at this point as there is no aid until the finish, 6 miles later.  Near the aid station you will have spectacular views of the Lower Falls and then the trail takes you up a steep hill and inland for awhile.  This trail is non-technical and fast.  It features some of the most beautiful forest along the entire course.  The trail turns on to a forested ridge overlooking a ravine with a creek and follows this down to the Tahquamenon River.  You will hear the water rushing and will be so close to the water you can almost touch it.  Now you are on the River Trail.  The first section is extremely technical with roots, roots, and even more roots.  It is wet and there are rocks.  The trail is narrow single track.  Don’t feel bad if you have to walk this section.  This is followed by a very hilly section – just be prepared and enjoy it.  It is difficult to run this section fast.  After a mile or so the trail levels off and you will be very close to the river.  When I ran this section last week, the water was sparkling like diamonds and was framed with towering forests on both sides – take some time to really enjoy this section.  The last 1.2 miles are hilly and features several steep, long staircases to take you up into a dense hardwood forest overlooking the river.  You will see massive hemlocks and yellow birch.  Near the finish you will pop out on to a short section of paved tourist trail before making a right turn back into the forest.  About 300 meters later you emerge from the forest and across the finish line.