The Drenth Memorial Foot Race

Saturday - July 25th-2015

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! 

Link to 2015 Results.

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The Ryan Shay Mile

Saturday - July 25th-2015

This exciting “invite only” event is in its 7th 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 2014 men's winner was Rob Finnerty (3:56) and the women's winner was Heather Kampf (4:21).

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. 

Link to 2015 Shay Mile results, men and women.
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    2014 Results/Prize Money:

      1  Rob Finnerty  3:56.98  $1000
      2  Daniel Stockberger  3:58.53  $500
      3  Ryan Cunningham  3:59.86  $250

      1  Heather Kampf  4:21.39  $1000
      2  Cynthia Limo  4:24:61  $500
      3   Amanda Eccleston  4:25.78  $250

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