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Meijer Festival of Races: July 8

The Cherry Festival's Meijer Festival of Races will take place on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Distances include: 5K, 10K, 15K and ½ Marathon. 

Imagine lining up with thousands of runners just like you on a beautiful Traverse City morning. You enjoy the picturesque views of Grand Traverse Bay as you push yourself to beat last years’ time. You come to the final stretch downtown and you're re-energized by thousands of cheering fans all the way to the finish line where you're handed cherries after you cross the line.

Celebrate health and wellness and our treasured cherry on July 8th, 2017 by registering for the 2017 Meijer Festival of Races presented by Cherry Bay Orchards. Choose your favorite distance - a fun 5K, the classic 10K, a challenging 15K, or the scenic Half Marathon.

Our half marathon starts at Chateau Grand Traverse and gives runners the unique experience of running through a 40 year old vineyard AND a beautiful cherry orchard.  

Find out more information and how to register here.

The Cherry Roubaix: Sat Aug 5

In 2016 Cherry Roubaix became the largest mass start bicycle event in Traverse City's history with nearly 450 participants. 
Since it's inception in 2007 it has consistently been the largest road race in the State of Michigan. The event is now a Granfondo which means its a cycling experience for everyone. Don't miss out on the fun. Race starts Downtown Traverse City at 10 am, and there are distances for everyone. 86, mile 51 and 20 mile routes.

    It's a Race, a Tour and a Party

Find out more information and how to register here

Dune Dash 4 Mile: August 19

Join us for the Sixth Annual Dune Dash 4-mile run/walk on Saturday, August 19th. The race course showcases the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Starting and finishing at the base of the Dune Climb, runners follow the flat, paved Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail past rolling dunes and beautiful forests to the turn around point at historic Glen Haven. Don't miss your chance to experience one of the most beautiful scenic runs in Michigan.

All proceeds from this event will go to the continued construction and maintenance of Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

Find out more information and how to register here.

Blue Ribbon Run 5K: September 23

Run or walk in this fun event to celebrate survivors as well as remember those who fought prostate cancer during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds benefit the Us TOO Foundation, a nonprofit established in 1990 that serves as a resource of volunteers with peer-to-peer support and educational materials to help men and their families/caregivers make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection, treatment options and related side effects.

The flat course is perfect for those who are serious competitors, families or walkers.  There will be one 5K route (equivalent to 3.1 miles) around Downtown Traverse City. Start and finish at The Filling Station.


Find out more information and how to register here.

Zombie Run 5K: October 28

Bring out your dead for the ninth annual Traverse City Zombie Run, October 28th, 2017.

The Zombie Run has become a Traverse City Halloween tradition. What's not to like? Zombies and beer have always been a winning combination.

Over the years we have seen zombies from all walks of life, or should I say death. Who will show up this year? The only thing we never saw was someone not having a good time! Right Brain Brewery will be hosting the run as always. The run wouldn't be the same without our friends at the Brain, get it?

Stick around after the race for the medal ceremony and best costumes prizes. We may have a few other surprises as well. Plus the beer will be flowing, who says you can't drink before noon? Besides, you’re already dead anyway!

Find out more information and how to register here.

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What is TRED? 

Traverse Region Event Directive’s mission is to celebrate healthy living through the promotion of quality competitive events in the Greater Grand Traverse Area.

The TRED email newsletter is a periodic email blast that reaches over 10,000 people in the Grand Traverse area. Our goal is to share information and contacts and to bring the power of numbers to each event, promoting quality athletic events in our amazing location. Be sure to check out our event calendar to find out what is going on in  and around Traverse City. If you are a runner, a cyclist or anyone that appreciates healthy living this is the place for you. Visit our TREDNorth website.

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TRED Event Calendar

Events in NW Michigan


Festival of Races

July 8, 2017



The Cherry Roubaix Gran Fondo

August 5, 2017



Swim for Grand Traverse Bay

August 12, 2017



Dune Dash

August 19, 2017



Zombie Run

October 28, 2017



The Blue Ribbon Run

Sept 23, 2017