Stafford's Top of Michigan Festival of Races includes a USATF CERTIFIED COURSE to benefit the Top of Michigan Trails Council and the Petoskey and Charlevoix High School Athletic Departments.
The Marathon race will be run on a beautiful course made of asphalt starting in Charlevoix, through Petoskey/Bay Harbor and finishing in Harbor Springs. The trail is an excellent venue for runners stepping up to a marathon or for seasoned runners looking for a fast time. The trail is relatively flat and perfect for getting a qualifying time for other races. The trail has spectacular views of the Little Traverse Bay. YES, this is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon!
The Half Marathon is on the same course and begins in Bay Harbor and finishes in Harbor Springs.
The 10K starts at the Top of Michigan Trails Council's Packy Offield Trail Center and also finishes in Harbor Springs.
There are two 5K races. One starts and finishes in Charlevoix and the other starts and finishes in Harbor Springs.