Yankee Springs Trail Run

The 2014 Yankee Springs Trail Run weekend is scheduled for June 6, 7, and 8.

We are again offering a weekend of races including a 10k Friday night, a marathon and double marathon on Saturday, and a half marathon on Sunday. Choose one of the four races or combine two or three days of racing! Make a weekend of it and stay in one of the cabins.

Prana House will again be offering post-race massages. Click here for more information.

Start/finish location:
Long Lake Outdoor Center
10370 Gun Lake Road
Middleville, MI 49333
Click here for a map.

Race Schedule:
10k start: Friday 8:00 pm
Double Marathon start: Saturday 6:00 am
Marathon start: Saturday 7:00 am
Cut-off time for marathon and double marathon: Saturday 8:00 pm
Half Marathon start: Sunday 7:00 am

Packet Pickup will be in the lodge at the Long Lake Outdoor Center before each race.
Friday 5:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 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 loops of the half marathon course.

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.

All aid stations will have water and Gatorade.

The half, full and double marathon aid stations will also have:
sweet snacks (cookies, trail mix, m&n’s, etc.)
salty snacks (chips, etc.)
fruit (oranges and bananas)

The the first and third aid stations for the full and double marathons will also serve:
soup
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.


Lodging: We recommend staying in one of the cabins at the start/finish area. For this race we are renting the whole Long Lake Outdoor Center. You can reserve an individual bunk or a whole cabin through us when you register for the race.

If you prefer tent or RV camping you can stay in one of the state park campgrounds nearby. For information and reservations go to the state park website.

Race fees:

race register by January 31 February 1-April 30 May 1-race day
10k $32 $40 $48
half marathon $44 $55 $66
full marathon $56 $70 $84
double marathon $64 $80 $96

Please register by May 28 to be guaranteed a shirt.

Lodging prices: (Prices include 2 nights at the Long Lake Outdoor Center.)

individual bunk $39
cabin for 4 $100
cabin for 5 $120

Package discounts:
If you sign up for 2 races, use coupon code “ystr2″, and get $20 off.
If you sign up for 3 races, use coupon code “ystr3″, and get $30 off.

Volunteer and get 20% off your race fees. For information on volunteering, please contact Phil: phil@switchbackendurance.com

Please note that we do not offer refunds, transfers, or deferrals. We will allow you to change distances as long as you let us know before the race.

Online registration closes at 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 5. If you missed the deadline for online registration, don’t worry, we will still have race day registration at packet pickup. To save time at packet pickup feel free to download a registration form, fill it out, and bring it with you. Please be prepared to pay by cash or check.



Click here for a list of registered participants.

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