National Cherry Festival Meijer Festival of Races


All events are subject to change without notice. Please check the event website for the most updated information.

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    Celebrate 50 years of the Meijer Festival of Races presented by Cherry Bay Orchards by running or watching the Priority Health 5k, the Michigan Planners 10k, the Michigan Planners McKinley Challenge 15k or the Michigan Planners Half Marathon! Special treats await our runners in this anniversary year. This race series celebrates the beauty and agriculture in the Traverse City Area and provides unique race experiences such as finishing on a parade route or running through an orchard (Half Marathon only).

    Packet pick-up and on-site registration will be on July 7 between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

    Race day packet pick-up and on-site registration will be on July 8 between 5:30 AM and 6:30 AM.

    Races start at 7:00 AM.

    All National Cherry Festival events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information and to register for the races, click here to visit the event page.