( 11 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Charlevoix,
    United States
  • June
  • 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Chicago, Illinois, United States
20 6
"Run Up North!"
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Julie 's thoughts:

The Charlevoix Marathon/Half Marathon/10K and 5K race is a nice little race to start off your race season. If you spend time Up North, this race will give any runner an early summer goal. The fact that it offers four different distances makes it a great event for families or groups with different goals or ability levels. The scenery on the full marathon is significantly better than that of the half marathon course because the half course loop goes through town and just barely makes it to the water before heading back. The full marathon course runs along the shore and offers gorgeous views of one of the most beautiful lakes in North America. Also, the swag is great. If you run the half or the full, you get a sweet hat that says "Charlevoix Marathon" which helped motivate me to train for the full (otherwise I would've felt like a fraud wearing it!). Runners for all distances get a pretty sweet shirt, although it is cotton. I love wearing it, so I can't complain. The weather in CVX is usually dry and cool, so if you're looking for an approachable and enjoyable race, this is it!

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