FAQs

Can we walk?
Yes, but…
The course is open with support and police monitoring and under race control from 8 a.m. to noon for the half marathon. If you can walk it in under four hours (18-ish minute miles) then no problem, line up and start and finish like everyone else. If it will take you longer you have two options. Start early or finish late. The way that will work with the timing chip is you have to add a couple minutes to your chip time. We’re verifying that with Classic Race, but here’s what we’re proposing to them. Everyone’s chip that doesn’t cross the start mat at the start will automatically get an 8 a.m. or 8:15 a.m. start time and be disqualified from any awards. If you start at 7:30 a.m. and finish at 11:45 a.m. then your time will actually be 3:XX but you’ll know to add the 15 minutes and so there you go.

Can I take a stroller?
Again, yes for the 5k and 10k, but…
We ask that folks with strollers line up at the back. The aim is for everyone that is able and willing to compete, in any way shape or form as long as they are walking or running, gets a chance. If you want to push a stroller for 6 miles, more power to you, just try and keep out of the way of the folks that aren’t.
The Half Marathon has a 2 mile portion on the trails and sand dunes of Ludington State Park. This is not terrain for a stroller.

What time do the races start?
Half 8:00am  |  5k 8:10am  |  10k 8:15am

Packet Pick Up and Late Registration
Friday, June 12, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Stearns Park Beach
Saturday, June 13, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Lakestride Registsration Tent near the center of Stearns Park.

Where is the Start Line?
In front of Nader’s Motor Lodge on Lakeshore Drive.

Where is the Finish Line?
Near the center of Stearns Park

Are Post-Race Refreshments Available?
Yes, the Race Central tent will have popsicles, bagels, fruit, cookies, and water available.