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 Cafe with a 10% discount for participants and family members or guests. Go to https://www.facebook.com/22vines/ for more information. On race day, 15k packet pickup will be available from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Brengman Brothers Winery and 7-8 a.m. at Big Little Winery for the 5k.
Parking will take place at West Bay Shore Village at the corner of Hill Top Road and M-22. Shuttle buses will transport 15k participants to the start (and race day registration) from 6:30 to 7:15 with the drive to Brengman Brothers Winery (9720 S Center Hwy, Traverse City, MI 49684) taking 10 minutes. Shuttle buses will transport 5k participants to the start (and race day registration) from 7:15 to 8:00 with the drive to Big Little Winery (4519 Elm Valley Rd, Suttons Bay, MI 49682) taking 5 minutes. Starting line hosts Big Little Winery (5k) and Brengman Brothers (15k) have agreed to allow participants to park on the premises as long as all vehicles are picked up by 11 a.m. This allows participants to park at the start and avoid the bus shuttle as long as they have a family member/friend willing to take them back for their cars. Also, Brengman Brothers tasting room will be open from 6:30-8 for shelter and 3 additional restrooms.
A drop box will be available at each starting line to return items to the finish area. However, we cannot be responsible for misplaced items.
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. In the unfortunate event you cannot complete the course, please make every attempt to end at one of the aid stations where first aid kits and volunteers with cell phones can assist you in a timely manner.
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.
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