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Great Turtle Trail Run
October 28, 2023
Mackinac Island, MI
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About The Great Turtle Trail Run
The Great Turtle Trail Run half marathon in Mackinac Island, Michigan on 28 October 2023 is an event you will never forget. From the moment you step foot on the island, you are surrounded by spectacular views of Lake Huron and picturesque Victorian houses that make up this beautiful small town.
The route for the race takes runners along a mostly flat course through some of Mackinac’s historic sites like Fort Mackinac and Arch Rock. The scenery is breathtaking with a variety of terrain from open fields to wooded trails as well as stunning views over the lake. You’ll feel as if you are running through postcard-perfect landscapes!
October weather in Michigan can be quite unpredictable but typically it remains mild or cool during this time of year with temperatures ranging between 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit (0-10 Celsius). As such, it’s important to dress appropriately so that you remain comfortable throughout your run.
Crowds at this race tend to be made up of locals and visitors alike who have come together to support one another while also enjoying all that Mackinac has to offer. The atmosphere is always friendly and encouraging making it an enjoyable experience both on and off the course!
What makes this half marathon special is its unique setting right in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island – a truly iconic location for any runner looking for an unforgettable experience they won’t soon forget! With its gorgeous surroundings, interesting history, and wonderful people – there’s no doubt why many consider The Great Turtle Trail Run one of their favorite races each year!