You’ve had all summer to train, and with a bundle of Northern Michigan sports events crammed into September’s weekends, it’s time to get out and show the Northern Michigan running or biking world what you’re made of. Find a run-down of foot races and Northern Michigan biking events in Traverse City, Mackinac Island, the Leelanau Peninsula and other Northern Michigan towns below.
Labor Day 5K and Fun Run in Harbor Springs
September 1st, 8 am. Presented by the Outfitter of Harbor Springs. All proceeds of the race go to the Harbor Springs Area Food Pantry. Find out how to register at MyNorth’s Community Events Calendar.
Traverse City Youth Triathlon in Traverse City
September 6th, 8 am. Participants 12 and under will swim 100 yards, bike 3 miles and run .5 mile, while teens will swim 200 yards, bike 6 miles and run 1 mile. Learn more at UpNMedia.com.
8-mile Run/Walk on Mackinac Island
September 6th, 9:30 am. Circumnavigate the entire island, starting and ending at the Mission Point Resort. Register at RunMackinac.com.
Harvest Stompede on the Leelanau Peninsula
September 6th–7th, 11 am. Run through the vines in some of Leelanau County’s most picturesque vineyards. Register for the race here, or enjoy a wine tour and other goodies by purchasing touring tickets at MyNorthTickets.com:
Harbor Springs Cycling Classic in Harbor Springs
September 13th, 8 am. Cycle the Tunnel of Trees from Harbor Springs to Cross Village. More info at MyNorth’s Community Events Calendar.
COVE Benefit Beach Walk/Run in Pentwater
September 13th, 8:30 am. Run along the shoreline at the Charles Mears State Park, with event proceeds funding Northern Michigan anti-violence non-profit COVE. Learn more about COVE and the race.
The Highlander Mountain Bike Race at Boyne Highlands
September 13th, 11 am. There can only be one Highlander! And here’s your chance. Registration and race details at RideTheHighlander.com.
Crystal Trifecta Mountain Bike Race at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
September 20th, noon. Take on the hills of Crystal Mountain on two wheels. Register at CrystalMountain.com.
Little Traverse 1/2 Marathon and 10K Walk/Run in Petoskey & Harbor Springs
September 27th, 8 am. From Bay Harbor to Harbor Springs. Learn more at OutfitterHarborSprings.com.