The Drenth Memorial Foot Race

The 5K and 10K (at 9am) courses are fast, unique and picturesque. Each highlights the best Charlevoix has to offer: running through areas of beautiful Earl Young mushroom style houses, along the channel connecting Lake Michigan to Lake Charlevoix, through the newly re-done East Park, and along the Belvedere Club. Finally, each race finishes in front of an enthusiastic crowd awaiting the start of the Venetian Festival Parade.

The Family Mile (at 10am) features an out and back course, which starts and finishes in beautiful downtown Charlevoix. This family friendly event can be enjoyed by all, including those in jogging strollers. This event also finishes just prior to the parade so plan on hearing plenty of encouragement. Each participant in this event will receive a medal! 

2021 5K/10K RESULTS! 

Interactive Family Mile Course Map
Interactive 5K Course Map
Interactive 10K Course Map

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The Ryan Shay Mile

This exciting elite event is in its 13th year and is already a destination for many top distance runners. Runners from around the country are invited to compete for $6,000 in prize money. The 2019 men's winner was Brett Myer (3:58) and the women's winner was Anna Shields (4:30).

The course is straight, flat, fast, and certified. Thousands of spectators line the course from approximately the half mile mark to the finish. Invited runners will be provided housing and possibly travel money. Those interested should click here for more information. 

The race starts at 10:30am.

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2021 Women's RESULTS!

2021 Men's RESULTS!

2019 Results/Prize Money:

  1  Brett Myer  3:58.18  $1000
  2  Craig Huffer  3:58.58  $500
  3  Woui Mach  3:59.21  $250

  1  Anna Shields  4:30.74  $1000
  2  Maddie Alm  4:37.43  $500
  3   Jaimie Phelan-Calderon  4:37.62  $250

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