Sports Events 

An unspoiled jewel on Lake Michigan’s NW shore, Traverse City is the perfect four-season destination for sports enthusiasts.

From youth sports to internationally acclaimed amateur events -- including the Bayshore Marathon, the Iceman Cometh Challenge the largest one-day mountain bike race in the U.S., and the North American Vasa ski race -- Traverse City can accommodate a variety of athletic events.

The full-service Cherry Capital Airport provides commercial service to 300 domestic and international destinations and is just minutes from nearly 5,000+ guest rooms and over 200 miles of sugar-sand beaches that surround crystal clear lakes and bays.

Come play and stay in Traverse City! Learn more by contacting Mickey Graham, Director of Sports and Events. Email:

Marquee Events

  • IRONMAN 70.3
  • North American Vasa Nordic Ski Race
  • USAC – Iceman Cometh Challenge
  • NHL Prospect Tournament
  • MSYSA – Traverse Bay Area Youth Soccer Tournaments
  • State Gymnastics Meet
  • USAC – Cherry-Roubaix TT, Criterium, State Championship
  • Traverse City Waves Softball Tournaments
  • Melges 17 National Sailing Championship
  • ISOC Snocross Nationals
  • Bayshore Marathon
  • Cherry Bomb Lacrosse Tournament
  • US Figure Skating, Tri-States Synchronized Skating Championships


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