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Bayshore Marathon | Traverse City

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Start Date
May 27 @ 7:15 am
End Date
May 27 @ 3:00 pm
2725 Devils Dive RdTraverse City

Are you looking for a challenge? If you’re passionate about running, then the Bayshore Marathon is one of the ultimate challenges for you. It’s a race that’s been held annually since 1983. Since then, thousands of runners from around the world have flocked to Traverse City, Michigan for this notorious marathon.

People participate for various reasons, whether it’s a personal achievement or to compete for a prize. Whatever your reason, this blog post is here to help you get a better understanding of what the Bayshore Marathon is and why it’s an essential race to add to your running bucket list.

The Race:

The Bayshore Marathon takes place on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend in Traverse City, Michigan. The race starts at 7:30 am and offers a half-marathon, a 10k, and a 5k option. Throughout the race, runners are treated to scenic views of the Grand Traverse Bay, running through beautiful, scenic areas of Northern Michigan. The marathon course features a mixture of surfaces: paved roads, bike paths, and some gravel in sections of the course.

The Bayshore Marathon is a Boston Qualifier race, meaning that if you complete the race in a qualifying time, you may qualify for the Boston Marathon. This makes the Bayshore Marathon an excellent opportunity, and many runners aspire to compete in Boston Marathon. However, keep in mind that the race attracts runners from across the country and fills up quickly, so be sure to register early.

The Community:

One of the highlights of the Bayshore Marathon is the local support and community involvement that makes the runners feel welcome. You can feel the energy and excitement in the air as people cheer and hand out refreshments along the routes. There’s also a finish festival for participants consisting of live music, food, and beer.

The City:

If you’re coming from out of town for the marathon, you won’t be disappointed with the charm Traverse City has to offer. The city is known for its stunning landscapes, vibrant downtown, and fantastic food and wine. You can make your trip worthwhile by participating in some of the exciting outdoor activities that the city has to offer, such as paddleboarding, kayaking, or exploring the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The Bayshore Marathon is a thrilling race, worth experiencing at least once in your lifetime, whether you choose to run the marathon or to watch and support participants. The racefronts has breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, a supportive community, a relaxed atmosphere, and a chance to qualify for prestigious marathons like Boston’s annual race. So, if you’re an avid runner, don’t miss an opportunity to experience the Bayshore Marathon – it’s an experience like no other.

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Venue Details
Bayshore Marathon | Location, 2725 Devils Dive Rd
Traverse City, Michigan 49686 United States
Events Details
Date :
27 May 2024
Time :
7:15 am - 3:00 pm
Categories :
Traverse City Track Club
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