Packet pickup will be from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, September 1 at West Bay Shore Village, 5046 S West Bay Shore Drive, Suttons Bay, MI 49682. Thai Food & Artisan Pizza + wine tasting is available for participants at the 22 Vines & Wines Cafe. Go to http://www.22-vines.com/ for more information.
Parking will take place at West Bay Shore Village at the corner of Hill Top Road and M-22. Shuttle buses will transport all runners to the start of the 15k (and race day registration) as well as to the start of the 5k. (and race day registration) Buses will transport 15k runners from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. with the drive to Crain Hill Vineyard (9720 S Center Hwy, Traverse City, MI 49684) taking about 10 minutes. Buses will transport 5k runners from 7:15 to 8:00 a.m. with the drive to vineyard TBA taking about 5 minutes. Temporary parking is available at both Crain Hill Vineyard & TBA Vineyard but all cars must be off the premises 15 minutes after the start of each race. This way, friends or family members can drive participants directly to the starting line of both races without having to take the shuttle bus.
A SAG vehicle on the course will be in contact with aid stations and EMS personnel to transport runners needing to return to the finish at West Bay Shore Village.
The 15k course will remain open for 2.5 hours (10:30 a.m.) allowing for a pace of 15 minutes per mile. Vehicle traffic will be monitored by local law enforcement personnel and trail ambassadors. Be aware that local vehicle traffic may be sharing the roads and recreational traffic sharing the Leelanau trail.
-- 15k is USATF Certified --