Event Dates

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Half Marathon
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018 - Marathon & 50K

The Course

  • Half/Full: The course is a 13.1 mile single track loop through lower Michigan wilderness. Constant hills and beauty including views of 10 lakes. It's a wide, well used trail with opportunity to pass. Aid comes about every 3 miles, water and gatorade. There will be 2 GU stops in the half and 4 in the Marathon ... loop 2!
  • 50K: Same 26.2 miles as the marathon with one loop of Crooked Lake Trail at the end. Major aid water and gatorade about every 3 miles.
  • The 50K will have the opportunity to drop to the full.  

Start Times/Cutoff Times

  • Saturday - Half Marathon Starts at 8:00am - 3.5 hour cutoff
  • Sunday - Marathon/50K Starts at 7:30am - 8 hour cutoff
    • Marathon/50K must start second loop by 11:30
    • 50K must finish second loop by 2:15 to start last 5 mile loop

Click below for:


  • Awards for overall winners! (Based on gun time)
  • Age group awards 5 deep in 5 year age groups! (Based on chip time)
  • Commemorative medal to all finishers!
  • There is a $100 Gift Certificate for ALL men finishing the marathon in under 3 hours and ALL women finishing the marathon in under 3:40:00!

First Overall Man & Woman over 50 in the marathon

  • Name engraved in the John Rogucki Plaque

Parking/MI Recreation Passport is required for this event!

The recreation passport is your $11 ticket to Michigan's state parks and outdoor adventures!  For this event at Pinckeny Recreation Area:

  • The booth at the Park Entrance will not be staffed.  Please proceed to the main parking area.

  • Michigan Residents: If you have not purchased the Recreation Passport when you renewed your plates, please stop by the DNR Hospitality Tent located next to the registration area. You can purchase a Recreation Passport at the tent for $11 and the DNR can answer any of your questions.

  • Out-of-State Visitors: You will be required to pay the daily permit fee of $9 when you pick up your bib at packet pick up.  Please have cash ready.  Or you may purchase an Annual Permit for $32.  



Since this is a trail race, please no headphones during the race. You will want to listen to the nature soundtrack anyway!

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  Half Marathon
  8:00 AM

  Marathon and 50K
  7:30 AM
  Road Ends 5 Mile
  7:40 AM