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If you love serene runs, lots of unadulterated nature, friendly villagers, special care and attention on the course to include lots of food, plus water-water everywhere, this marathon is for you. The Whitefish Point Marathon is in Paradise Michigan located in the eastern Upper Peninsula. The road race meanders along Whitefish Point Road, traveling along the edge of Whitefish Bay, crossing the Betsy River, kissing the shores of Lake Superior, passing by the Whitefish Point Light Station, skirting the edge of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Whitefish Point. The event concludes at the Whitefish Community Center on the southern edge of Paradise. After the race, we encourage you to unwind by visiting Tahquamenon Falls, Crisp Point Light House, Point Iroquois Light House, the Whitefish Point Light Station or Oswald's Bear Ranch.
Profits from this event will be split between the Whitefish Township Community Library and the Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center.
Event schedule and times
7:00 a.m. start at Sawmill Creek Park (1/4 mile north of the light).
Pick up your race packet from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, 6/13. The location for this pre-race activity is at the Whitefish Township Library. Registrants will receive an email with this and other details as well as postings on our website and Facebook page. Late packet pick-up is from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. at Sawmill Creek Park on the day of the race. Each runner is required to carry a water-bottle. There are a couple of longer stretches between water stops. We feel it is better to have it than not need it.