Fall Festival

The sixth annual Yankee Springs Fall Trail Run Festival is on the schedule for October 2, 2021. You’ll have three distances to choose from: 10k(ish), 25k, and 50k. The race will start and finish at the Deep Lake Campground.

COVID-19 update: As of March 5, according to the current MDHHS order we are allowed 300 participants for outdoor events with some additional sanitation measures. We are hopeful with the availability of vaccines that the situation will continue to improve. We’ll keep you informed of any changes.

Date: Saturday October 2, 2021

Start/finish location:
Yankee Springs State Recreation Area
Deep Lake Campground
(off Yankee Springs Road between M-179 and Gun Lake Road)
Hastings, Michigan
Click here for a map.

Race schedule:

  • Packet Pickup: 6:00 am
  • 50k start: 8:00 am
  • 25k start: 9:00 am
  • 10k start: 10:00 am
  • Cut-off time for all races: 5:00 pm

The courses use most of the same beautiful rolling single track trails as our spring and winter races. There will be a 10k loop (actually closer to 7 miles) and a 25k loop. The 50k is the 25k loop twice. Click here for a course description and maps.

Aid Stations: There will be one aid station on the 10k loop and four on the 25k course. They will serve water, Gatorade, and a variety of sweet and salty snack foods.

Pacers: 50k runners are allowed to have pacers on the second lap. There will be a waiver at the registration table for pacers to sign. Pacers are welcome to aid station food. To avoid confusion with the timing we ask is that pacers step off the course before the finish line.

Camping: Yankee Springs State Recreation Area has two campgrounds. Rustic camping is available at the Deep Lake Campground near the start/finish. If you prefer a modern campground, check out the Gun Lake Campground. To reserve a site at either campground go to the DNR website.

Race fees:

race register by March 31 April 1-August 31 September 1-race day
10k $35 $50 $65
25k $55 $70 $85
50k $70 $85 $100

Long sleeve tech shirts are included in the race fee. Please register by September 20 to be guaranteed a shirt in your size.

Click here to register!

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