Yankee Springs Trail Run presented by Merrell

The sixth annual Yankee Springs Trail Run Weekend is on the calendar for June 3-5, 2016. 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. This year we’re adding a 100+ miler, or quad marathon, 8 laps of our half marathon course. Make a weekend of it and stay in one of the cabins.

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
Quad Marathon Start: Saturday 5:00 am
Double Marathon start: Saturday 6:00 am
Marathon start: Saturday 7:00 am
Half Marathon start: Sunday 7:00 am
Cut-off time for all races: Sunday 12:00 noon

Packet Pickup will be in the lodge at the Long Lake Outdoor Center before each race.
Friday 5:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 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. Click here for more course information and maps.

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

The the first and third aid stations for the half, full, double, and quad 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 and quad marathon runners are allowed to have pacers in the second half, so the last 2 laps for double marathoners and the last 4 laps for quad marathoners. 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: Lodging is again available at the Long Lake Outdoor Center. If you would like to stay in one of the rustic cabins near the start/finish you can sign up when you register online. You may reserve a single bunk or rent one of the cabins. A bath house with showers is available to the people who stay with us at the Long Lake Outdoor Center. The basic lodging fee includes Friday and Saturday nights, and for an additional fee you can add Sunday night.

Other lodging options include Deep Lake Rustic Campground and Gun Lake Modern Campground, as well as hotels in the nearby towns of Gun Lake and Hastings.

Awards: Quad marathon finishers will receive belt buckles. Finishers of all the other distances will receive pint glasses. There will also be overall, masters, and age group awards.

Race fees:

race register by February 14 February 15-May 1 after May 1
10k $20 $35 $50
half marathon $35 $50 $70
full marathon $50 $65 $85
double marathon $60 $75 $95
quad marathon $120 $150 $190

Shirts are optional at an additional $10-$12. We are offering a choice of short sleeve or sleeveless tech shirts. Please register by Sunday, May 19 if you would like a shirt.

Friday and Saturday night lodging: These prices include both Friday and Saturday nights.

single bunk $39
cabin for 4 sold out
cabin for 5 $120

Sunday night lodging:
With the addition of the quad marathon we are adding the option of one more night of lodging for runners and their crews who want to stay Sunday night. Here are the prices for the additional night:

single bunk $20
cabin for 4 sold out
cabin for 5 $60


Click here to register online!

Click here to add shirts or lodging if you have already registered for the race.

Don’t wait too long to register, as this race may fill up!

Click here to read our refund policy.

Click here for a list of registered participants.

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