Are you ready to head into the wilderness? We are extremely excited to be hosting a race at one of the most beautiful state parks in Michigan! This event will not disappoint. Beautiful trails, shoreline views of Lake Michigan, great finishers medals and prizes, distances for all abilities. This event has it all! If you are newer to the trail running scene, or still working on building your distance, our 10K distance can be run or walked, and our half marathon can be accomplished at a brisk walking pace! This race will have abundant, well stocked aid stations, and will be extremely well marked.
Into the Wilderness will be part of our celebration of The Michigan State Park Centennial Series. More information about this will be announced soon!
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When and Where
Sunday September 23rd, 2018
Wilderness State Park
903 Wilderness Park Dr
Carp Lake , MI 49718
There are several parking areas through the park. We will update the parking area once the course has been solidified in early spring.
Schedule of Events
Early Packet Pickup:
- TBD – Stay Tuned
Race Day, September 23rd, 2018:
- Packet Pickup – 7:00 am – 8:15 am
- Marathon/Half Marathon Start Time: 8:30 am
- 10K Start Time: 8:45 am
- 10K Cut Off Time: 11:30 am
- Half Marathon Cut Off Time: 12:45 am
- Marathon Cut Off Time: 3:00 pm
|Event||Through April 30th||Through July 31st||Through Race Day|
*Due to costs and logistics, the price of our races have increased this year. We are sorry for the increased price, but the costs of hosting events continues to rise. We will continue to put on the best events possible and make our events well worth the money you put into them! If you are not interested in a medal or hoodie, and just want to race an amazing event please choose the economy package for a discounted event cost.
**Register by September 15th to guarantee a race shirt (shirt availability can be seen on the registration site.)
What You Get With Your Registration
- Custom Into the Wilderness long sleeve shirt
- Custom Into the Wilderness Finishers Medallion
- Awesome post-race food and drinks
- Live Results
- This event will be part of the Michigan State Parks Centennial Race Series
- Finisher medallions to everyone who completes the trail marathon, half marathon and 10k
- Awards to the top 3 overall males and females in the trail marathon, half marathon and 10k
- Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups in each race: 19 and under, 20- 29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
Course Maps will be coming soon. The route will be a mix of gravel roads and single track trail. 90% of the course will be single track.TBD
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.
Want to get involved in this event as a volunteer? We’d love for you to be a part of it!
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