There's nowhere pretty to run than in Northern Michigan.


Think of it as camp–for grownups. At Coach Ray Antel’s annual four-day cross-country camp, adult runners bunk up in the Leelanau School’s cabins each night and spend the sunrise hours perfecting their stride on the peninsula’s prettiest trails–Alligator and Miller Hills, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, the beautiful Bay View Trail. And in the afternoons? That’s when the true runner’s high begins. On the agenda: Wine tours, geocaching, Crystal River kayaking, ice cream cones in historic Fishtown and, of course, sweet sunset runs along more beautiful trails. $250 covers all–cabin lodging, meals, kayak rental, a custom tech T-shirt and coaching. June 26 through 29, 269-792-2427,

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