Welcome to Charlevoix!
*UPDATE MARCH 16th, 2020 10:30 AM - We are temporarily closing registration for the 14th Annual Charlevoix Marathon due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently we are planning to host the event on June 20th, 2020, just like the rest of the world, we have no idea what's going to happen next. If the global health officials do not allow events over 250 people within 30 days of our event, we will be making arrangements to reschedule the event. We realize this is not the outcome everyone wants, but it is out of our control. To prep the athletes, please note that our event organizing staff starts purchasing equipment and consumable goods (aka - event medals, tshirts, new signage, staff hours, etc) the moment registration revenue starts to come in. This makes it impossible to offer refunds, but because we have all the of the necessary equipment and goods to host the event, we will be able to reschedule or defer your registration at no additional cost. We want to thank all of you for your understanding and support during this incredibly difficult time. We know that the virus is causing similar disruption and struggles within your own business, and we hope to be there for you to support you when the time comes.
Love and Thanks - The Charlevoix Marathon Staff
Welcome to the Charlevoix Marathon! We are so excited to host you on one of the most beautiful running courses in the world. Whether you're trying to qualify for Boston in the full marathon, or challenging yourself at our half marathon, 10km or 5km course, you're in for an amazing start line on the famous Bridge Street, along Lake Michigan and finishing in old town Charlevoix and Round Lake!
There are so many reasons that Running Magazine named the Charlevoix Marathon as one of the best "Small Town Marathons" in the nation. Maybe it's the great lodging, where you can roll out of bed and walk to the start line, or it's the beautiful packet pick up/expo location over seeing the Beaver Island Ferry and gorgeous Round Lake. Maybe it's the great dining before and after the race in historic downtown. The course ventures through beautiful Charlevoix neighborhoods, around our ski mountain "Mount McSauba", down the tree lined roads, along the lakeshore and then turn around at the vast Little Traverse Bay. The course has just enough running traffic to feel the excitement of a big marathon, without any of the pains of major crowds.
Whatever your reason, come be our guest at one of the best marathons in the United States!