The ninth annual Yankee Springs Trail Run Weekend is on the calendar for May 31-June 2, 2019. We are again offering a weekend of races including a 10k Friday night, a marathon and double marathon, and night half marathon on Saturday, and a half marathon on Sunday. Make a weekend of it and stay in one of the cabins at the Long Lake Outdoor Center.
Yankee Springs Ultra Challenge, “YSUC”: We’d like you to make it an epic weekend of running! If you run 3 races, you’ll have more than a marathon for the weekend. When you sign up for 3 or more races, use coupon code “YSUC” for a 10% discount and some extra swag!
Long Lake Outdoor Center
10370 Gun Lake Road
Middleville, MI 49333
Click here for a map.
- 10k start: Friday 8:00 pm
- Double Marathon start: Saturday 8:00 am
- Marathon start: Saturday 9:00 am
- Night Half Marathon start: Saturday 8:00 pm
- Cut-off time for Saturday races: 12:00 midnight
- Sunday Half Marathon start: Sunday 7:00 am
- Cut-off time for Sunday half marathon: 11:00 am
Packet Pickup will be in the lodge at the Long Lake Outdoor Center before each race.
- Friday 5:00 pm
- Saturday 6:00 am
- Sunday 5:00 am
The Courses: The courses are 100% single track trail through the woods of the Yankee Springs Recreation Area. The terrain features hills and valleys carved by glaciers as well as a fair amount of rocks and roots to dance around. There will be a 10k loop and a half marathon loop. The marathon and double marathon are 2 and 4 laps of the half marathon course. Click here for more course information and maps.
Bonus lap! Runners registered for the double marathon will have the opportunity to run a bonus lap if they complete 4 laps in 12 hours. A runner who finishes the bonus lap by the midnight cut-off time will have his or her time recorded as a 100k finish!
Aid Stations: The aid stations will be between 2.5 and 4 miles apart. There will be one on the 10k course, three on the 13.1 mile loop, and one at the start/finish.
The 10k aid station will serve
- water and Gatorade
The half, full, double, and quad marathon aid stations will also serve
- sweet snacks (cookies, trail mix, m&m’s, etc.)
- salty snacks (chips, etc.)
- fruit (oranges and bananas)
The first and third aid stations for the full and double marathons will also serve
- sandwiches (pb&j and grilled cheese)
- boiled potatoes with salt
We will not be providing gels at the aid stations, so if you use gels, we recommend you bring your own favorite flavor.
Pacers: Double marathon runners are allowed to have pacers in the 3rd and 4th laps. We ask that you only have one pacer at a time and that pacers check in and sign a waiver at the start/finish. Pacers who sign in are welcome to aid station food. The only other thing we ask is that pacers not cross the finish line because it can be confusing for the timers.
Lodging: Make a weekend of it and stay in one of the cabins near the start/finish! You can reserve a single bunk or a whole cabin. The rustic cabins and bunk houses are clean, cozy, and well maintained. With a bunk or a cabin rental you will have use of the bath house.
- Check in any time after 5:00 pm Friday
- Check out by 11:00 pm Sunday.
|race||register by January 31||February 1-April 31||May 1-race day|
Shirts are optional at an additional $12. We are offering a choice of short sleeve or sleeveless tech shirts. The deadline to order shirts is May 21.
|cabin for 4||$120|
|cabin for 5||$150|
- Click here to register online!
- Order shirts and lodging here (Use this link if you have already registered for the race.)
- Refund and transfer policy
- Severe weather policy