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North Country Trail Run

Friday August 2nd, 2019
Wellston, MI
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 50 Miles · Ultra · Trail

Run 50 miles, 26.2 mile or 13.1 miles for one price this year! Plus, bring your kids fun run that is FREE and they will receive their race medal. On Sunday run the half marathon or try the double (running Saturday and then again on Sunday and receive a crystal trophy for doing so)!

The first 100 receives a race sweatshirt. All participants will receive a gender specific race shirt, two different race hats, a souvenir pint glass and a fleece zip up with an embroidered race logo on it. Plus, receive a free entry into the post-race party where we will have burgers, brats, veggie burgers, penne pasta, beans and rice, desserts, corn, potatoes, beans, beer, pop lemonade. Plus at the finish line, bagels, chocolate milk, oranges, bananas and water.

New this year as well, we will be awarding age group awards 5 deep in all age categories and genders.

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Lisa Fine
This race is incredibly scenic, and the medal you receive for finishing is stunning. The aid station folks are very helpful, and the pre race ceremony is heartwarming. The 13.1 and 50 mile distances are also available, and there is terrific camaraderie amongst the participants at the post race party!
Race Date: 08/25/2018 Distance: 50 Miles
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 7:41:20 MICHAEL ROBBERT 43 Lakewood, CO
2nd Male 8:26:24 NEIL NICHOLSON 38 Manistee, MI
3rd Male 8:39:40 MAT FRAZIER 39 Manistee, MI
4th Male 8:54:03 JOHN PUGH 36 Manistee, MI
Female 7:44:41 MICHELLE MAGAGNA 27 Okemos, MI
2nd Female 9:19:16 TAMARA SHULER 57 Manistee, MI
3rd Female 9:25:08 JENNIFER CAMPBELL 36 Manistee, MI
4th Female 9:55:54 TERRI BILOSKI 42 St Thomas, ON
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 7:41:20 MICHAEL ROBBERT 43 Lakewood, CO
M 50-59 9:16:12 MARK LINN 54 Goshen, IN
M 60-69 10:00:20 ROGER PARSONS 65 St Jacobs, ON
F 40-49 9:55:54 TERRI BILOSKI 42 St Thomas, ON
F 50-59 9:19:16 TAMARA SHULER 57 Manistee, MI
F 60-69 13:38:03 LESLIE MIYASATO 64 Manistee, MI
North Country Trail Run

The course is a well marked 25 mile loop. The marathon runners will run a 1.2 mile section on the paved road prior to hitting the trail. This allows them to run the same 25-mile loop the ultra runners will and also spreads the runners out prior to reaching the 1-track trail. The trail is a single-track hiking trail with enough hills to make for a challenging race. There is no high altitude to contend with, no rocks to jump over, and no stream crossings to wade through, just a beautiful forest with some roots to remind you you’re not on pavement.

The course is flagged approximately every 100 ft with landscaping flags. Ultra and marathon runners follow the red flags while the half marathon runners follow the yellow flags. When all three events are on the same trails you will see both yellow and red flags. We will mark off where trail crossings may confuse runners by hanging caution tape at these points and also placing additional flags to direct you on the right path. It is also important to review the course maps and even print them off prior to race day.

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