Simply put: One of the finest courses in the region! When we say “Take the Lake”, that’s exactly what you’re going to do! All of the races will have picturesque scenes along Big Detroit Lake, complete with plenty of flat stretches, a few rolling hills, and cheering fans throughout the course!

All races will start and finish at the DL Pavilion.

Saturday’s races will let you “Take the Lake” in one way or another. Washington Avenue…Summit Avenue…West Lake Drive…South Shore…all DL!

Half marathoners will be taking one clockwise loop around the lake! The 2-Person Marathon Relay will give each person one leg of 6.55 miles.

Aid stations complete with water and Gatorade will be located approximately every 2 miles. We will also have 2 medical dropout points for the half marathoners.

The 10K is 6.2 miles of fun and sun as you run along the lakeshore of DL. The 5K will start at 10:30AM and is a great race for all ages and speeds. By starting at 10:30AM, we are giving participants the opportunity to take the lake twice! Do the Beardsley Duo by running one of the earlier events in the morning and the 5K at 10:30AM.

And we can’t forget about the Youth Run! Saturday at 11:00AM, the Youth Run is free to all kids 12 and under!