Combine the beauty of a stunning natural backdrop with a community that has a passion for an active lifestyle and it's no wonder that Traverse City is host to a generous number of races every summer!
Summer race season begins in late June with the Glen Arbor Solstice Half-Marathon, a gorgeous half marathon and 5k run/walk around Big Glen Lake and the lovely town of Glen Arbor. Then, as part of the National Cherry Festival in July, there's the Meijer Festival of Races, with a 5K run/walk, a 15K, and the 5/3 Bank Golden Mile Elite races.
It's not all for runners, either! Summer brings one of the area's major cycling events: the Cherry-Roubaix, which combines road races in the gorgeous Leelanau Peninsula countryside with a criterium course through the cobbled streets of Traverse City. Late August brings the Traverse City Triathlon (a swim in West Bay followed by a cycling race along the orchards and vineyards of the Old Mission Peninsula).
Be sure to check our Events Calendar for more information.