The Drenth Memorial Foot Race

Race update: The race is now a virtual race and will occur on August 29th. There will be an opportunity to pick up T-shirts, etc. during the preceding week (more information soon). The distance will ONLY be 5K in length. Thanks for your patience. Please remember that this race is 100% non-profit and benefits the Charlevoix Cross Country team and a scholarship in honor of Coach Pete Spieles.

2020 Online Registration Now Available For Virtual Race!

The 5K and 10K 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 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! 

2020 Online Registration Now Available!

2019 5K/10K RESULTS!

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The Ryan Shay Mile

The 2020 Ryan Shay Mile is canceled. We will be back in 2021 and look forward to elite athletes and spectators enjoying this one of a kind event next summer!  

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 $4,000 in prize money. The 2018 men's winner was Sam Prakel (3:58) and the women's winner was Shannon Osika (4:20).

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. 

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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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