Waugoshance Trail Marathon
Start: Friday, July 12, 2013
Carp Lake , MI 49718
Registration Closing Date
Monday, July 8, 2013
The marathon starts on Wycamp Lake Rd just north of Cross Village. The course follows the North Country Trail along Wycamp Lake before ascending the Sturgeon Bay bluffs. Runners travel through oak and pine forest, past small wilderness lakes before arriving at the Goose Pond in Wilderness State Park. The course then heads eastward through pine forest, crossing the wood bridge over the Carp River and along to the rolling bluffs overlooking beautiful French Farm Lake. Runners then enjoy winding single track through dense balsam forest before joining an old tree canopied rail grade for the last 1.5 miles into Mackinaw City. The course is well marked with colored flags, directional arrows, and mile markers. Runners are bused to the start from Mackinaw City High School.
The half marathon starts in Wilderness State Park and follows the last half of the marathon course past Canada Goose Pond, crossing of the Carp River, the north shore of French Farm Lake and then through a dense balsam forest before joining an old rail grade into Mackinaw City. A bus from Mackinaw City High School will take runners to the start.
The race starts and finishes in the grassy area above the Amphitheater in Wilderness State Park. The course is a loop that follows the Wiikeohs, Nebo, and Red Pine Trails.
2 Km Youth Race:
The race starts and finishes near the park headquarters in Wilderness State Park. The course is an out an back course on the Wiikeohs Trail.
Event schedule and times
Kid';s 2K: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12
5K: 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12
Marathon: 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13
Half-Marathon: 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13