About the Race
Following the Beautiful Scenic shores of Little Bay de Noc, the Boston Qualifying race routes starts at the waterfront Terrace Bay Hotel. Heading North along the brand new non-motorized pathway, the route winds along the Lake Michigan shoreline to VanCleve Park, where 10K runners will turn around to return back to the Terrace Bay Hotel along the waterfront trail and Half Marathon runners will continue on. Passing through VanCleve Park, runners will experience scenic views of Lake Michigan along a scenic boardwalk, through the Northern portion of Gladstone, eventually returning along the non-motorized pathway back to the Finish at the Terrace Bay Hotel.
Boston Qualifying Course
Our courses are USATF Certified, making the race a Boston Qualifier
What you get
Race Shirt, Finisher Medal, Race Bib, Upper Peninsula Craft Beer, Breakfast Burrito, fruit
Official timing and water stops will end after 6 hrs. Walkers are welcome.
There will be 7 aid stations with water and Powerade along the route spaced approx every 2 miles.
Celebrate with us!
After your long run, enjoy a cold beer from Upper Hand Brewery, complimentary refreshments, awards ceremony and check out our expo vendors.
Packet Pickup will be available on Friday from 5-7pm and on Race Day from 6:30-7:45am at the Terrace Bay Hotel
Race Start Times
Marthon starts at 7 am
Half Marathon starts at 8 am
10K starts at 8:05 am
Preliminary Route Map. Route May Change
Mishigamaa • "Great Water"
We know you're all wondering.."what the heck does MISH mean? Is it an acronym for something?"
MISH is short for the Ojibwe Native American word Mishigamaa, which is translated to"Great Water" and is where the state and the lake got their name. MISH started back in 2015 as a water sports rental business. When we first formed the business we wanted to come up with a name that had some meaning, but was also short and catchy, so Mishigamaa became just MISH (capitalized for aesthetics). As we ventured into endurance events in 2018, we thought that we'd carry through with the brand and MISH Events had a nice ring to it.
The Race will begin and end at the Terrace Bay Hotel. Located right on the shores of Lake Michigan. The hotel features waterfront rooms, indoor swimming pool, and a full service restaurant.
In order to host a successful event, it takes the contribution of many volunteers. Please consider joining us in showcasing Gladstone and volunteering for one of our open positions.