Black Toenail Friday Half Marathon and 7.5 Mile

About

Join Trivium Racing for their Thanksgiving weekend tradition! Relax on Thanksgiving and hit the trails for your holiday running race on Black Friday for our half marathon. This race will be taking place on the beautiful trails of Proud Lake State Recreation Area.  The trails are well groomed and have very little in the way of hills! Leave the crowds to the mall, and come on out for a great race. One of the best parts about The Black Toenail Friday Half and 7.5 mile race is that you can sleep in. With an 11:00 AM start time, you can relax and enjoy Thanksgiving knowing you have plenty of time before the starting gun goes off. This event usually sells out, so do not wait until the last minute to sign up!

The half marathon is a two loop half, while the 7.5 mile course is a 1 lap version of the half marathon – same great course, sweatshirt and medal with a lot less work!

2019 Mega Medal Series!

The Black Toenail Friday races will be the sixth race in the Trivium Southeast Michigan Mega Medal Series in 2019!  All six medals will magnetically connect to create one giant  3-D medal!  This years medal will make the famous Giant Uniroyal Tire! To see all of the medals click here

 

Details

When and Where

Friday November 29th, 2019

Proud Lake State Recreation Area
Proudlakerec Road, RV Campground/Lake Access Area
Commerce Charter Township , MI 48382

Parking

There will be tons of parking available right at the starting area, which is in the RV campground, please make sure you use the correct address as the starting line is not near the main entrance!

This is a state park so to enter the state park you will need either a State Park Passport (good at all parks all year) or pay for a one day entry upon arrival.  This money will be collected at the gate.

Schedule of Events

Virtual Event:

All registrations for the virtual event must be completed by November 26th.

  • Runners competing virtually will not be eligible for awards. Medals and race shirts will be sent out within 10 days of completion of the race.  Once you have completed the distance you can email your results to rich@triviumracing.com 

Race Day – November 29th:

Note: Technically this is hunting season.  Hunters will be warned in the weeks leading up to the race that runners will be coming through.  The park has stated that, while they are not concerned (trails are still open to hikers and runners during hunting season and hunters are always aware of this.) runners may want to wear bright colors for additional visibility.

  • 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Packet Pickup
  • 10:45 AM – Pre-race Meeting at the start line
  • 11:00 AM – Half Marathon AND 7.5 Mile Start
  • 1:00 PM – 7.5 – Mile awards
  • 2:00 PM – Half Marathon Awards
  • 2:30 PM – Race Cut-off Time (If a runner has fallen far off-pace by the second lap, they may be pulled off the course by event staff)

Entry Fees

Distance Through March 31st Through July 31st Through October 31st Through Race Day
Half Marathon $47/$37* $52/$37* $57/$42* $62/$42*
7.5 Mile $33/$28* $38/$28* $42/$33* $47/$33*
Virtual $32 $32 $32 $32 (through Nov 15th)

*The cost of racing is going up for everyone (both racers and race directors). We want to make sure every one of our races is accessible to every athlete.  If you are not interested in a medal, custom bib, or race hoodie, please select the Economy Package to still have an amazing race experience at a much reduced cost, but without all the goodies!

What You Get With Your Registration

Regular Registration
  • Custom Black Toenail Friday Hoodie
  • Awesome post-race food and drinks
  • Live Results
  • Points toward the Trivium Southeast Michigan Running Series
  • The greatest excuse to not be out shopping all day
  • 2019 Mega Medal #7
    • The Black Toenail Friday races will be the sixth race in the Trivium Southeast Michigan Mega Medal Series in 2019!  All six medals will magnetically connect to create one giant  3-D medal!  This years medal will make the famous Giant Uniroyal Tire! To see all of the medals click here

Economy Registration
  • Custom Black Toenail Friday Hoodie
  • Custom Black Toenail Friday Finishers Medal
  • Awesome post-race food and drinks
  • Live Results
  • Points toward the Trivium Southeast Michigan Running Series
  • The greatest excuse to not be out shopping all day

Awards

  • Both the Half Marathon and 7.5 mile events will be chip timed.
  • Finisher medals to everyone who completes the trail half marathon and 7.5 miler.
  • Awards for top three overall males and females in the Half Marathon and 7.5 Mile event
  • Awards for top three males and females in the following age groups in both races– 14 & under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+
  • Special points for those competing as part of a select Running Club or Corporate Team (make sure to register as part of that team so you get the points!)

Maps

Course Maps

    This is a fast fun trail half marathon course! The half course is a two loop course.  The 7.5 will break off from where the half marathon begins its second loop, to finish.

    Half Marathon Map

    Click on the file to download a PDF map of the course.  The course is beautiful trails with a very small amount of elevation change.  The course will have four waterstops, and you will pass each twice, giving you a total of eight waterstops on this course.

    • Waterstop 1 (mile 1.5) Water and Gatorade
    • Waterstop 2 (mile 2.5) Water and Gatorade
    • Waterstop 3 (mile 4.3) Water and Gels
    • Waterstop 4 (mile 5.3) Water and Gatorade
    • Waterstop 5 (mile 7.3) Water and Gatorade
    • Waterstop 6 (mile 8.3) Water and Gatorade
    • Waterstop 7 (mile 10.1) Water and Gels
    • Waterstop 8 (mile 11.1) Water and Gatorade
    Course Map
    7.5 Mile Map

     

    Course Map

Rules

Rules & Guidelines

In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

Refund Policy: No refunds for any reason will be issued for this event within 30 days of the event start date. Earlier than 30 days before the event, a request may be made for a 50% refund (this will be 50% of entry fee, excluding any processing fees). Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to this refund policy. To request a refund, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.

Transfer policy: Entries can be transferred to another individual for a $5 transfer fee. T-shirt size will not be changeable. Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. To request a transfer, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.