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TRED Northern Michigan Events - June 2018

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Stars, Stripes & Splatter - June 30th

Stars, Stripes & Splatter

Join Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Saturday, June 30, 2018, for Stars, Stripes, and Splatter, a 5k Color Race! This is a color run style event with color stations featuring patriotic colors.

The 3.1 mile course will start at Jazz Live Field on the grounds of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and loop back to the start area, with portions of the race running on Lautner road.

The race will be followed by an after-party with refreshments, an inflatable obstacle course, and color toss.

We are pleased to announce that in 2018 we will continue our partnership with Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region! We hope to support local Habitat-GTR efforts through volunteer partnerships as well as by helping to grow donations and interest.

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Cherry Mile & Cherry Kid's Fun Run - July 5th

The Cherry Mile

July 5th is Mile night in Traverse City. Join us for the Cherry Mile sponsored by the Traverse City Track Club and Lake Michigan Credit Union. This year we'll have elite athletes, high school stars, an open mile and a kid's mile. 

The Cherry Mile events all take place on the parade route through the closed streets of downtown Traverse City. Elite races will begin at 4:45pm. The Cherry Kid's Fun Run will be at 6:00 p.m., followed by the festival's Junior Royale Parade at 6:30. 

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Meijer Festival of Races - July 7th

Meijer Festival of Races Cherry Festival

Imagine...You're 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 year's time. You come to the final stretch downtown and you're re-energized by thousand of cheering fans all the way to the finish line.

Don't just imagine yourself participating in the Meijer Festival of Races. Set a goal for yourself and be there on last day of Cherry Festival. Sign up early and save money on your registration.

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Dune Dash - August 18, 2018

Dune Dash

Just Dune It! Join us for the Seventh Annual Dune Dash 4-mile run/walk on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

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 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 maintenance and continued construction of Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

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

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TRED Event Calendar

Events in NW Michigan


Stars Stripes & Splatter 5K

June 30, 2018


The Cherry Kids Fun Run

July 5, 2018


Meijer Festival of Races

July 7, 2018


Dune Dash

August 18, 2018


Zombie Run

October 27, 2018