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Jingle Bell Run - December 16th

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It's time for the Annual Jingle Bell Run 5K, a dash through the holiday festive neighborhood streets of Traverse City, MI. Come dressed in holiday apparel and run with over 600 of your best running friends!

And Jingle Bell runners can help support Meals on Wheels of Northwest Michigan with a special donation link in the name of YOU and Jingle Bell Run.

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Frozen Foot Race - January 19th

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The January event has been one of Northern Michigan’s staple running events since the late 1980’s.  Held primarily in the Huron Hills area of Traverse City, the event is an annual favorite of the area’s year-round running community.  In addition, 2019 members of the Traverse City Track Club can participate in the event FREE of charge.

The 5 mile footrace begins at 9:30 and starts and finishes near Eastern Elementary School in Traverse City. Number pick and late registration is held at Eastern Elementary School in Traverse City.  Just prior to the 5 mile event, a 1 mile fun run (not timed) for runners 12 and under starts at 9:00. 

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The TRED email newsletter is a monthly email blast that reaches over 13,000 people in the Grand Traverse area. Our goal is to share information 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 at

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Events in NW Michigan



Jingle Bell Run

December 16, 2018


Frozen Foot Race

January 19, 2019


Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race

January 20, 2019


North American Vasa

February 9-10, 2019