Lake Michigan RTS VIP Experience

Get the full Lake Michigan RTS VIP Experience: 

VIP, or also known as: Very Important Participant. Ok, EVERYONE who runs Lake Michigan RTS is a “very important participant,” but there is something special about being a designated VIP.

You get perks – and we mean all the perks. 

What to Expect:

Your VIP experience starts with an exclusive event at Big Lake Brewing (named one of the 50 Fastest Growing Breweries in the US!) on Friday, July 19. The party gets going with specialty wood-fired pizza, seasonal salads, and a complimentary beverage – Lake Haze NEIPA sounds like a good choice for a beachy weekend, eh? To make you feel EXTRA special, we’ll have your bib and shirt ready for you, along with other swag and giveaways from our presenting partner- Michigan Awesome and Gold Sponsor, Mizuno.

After dinner, you will board a chartered bus to a super secret trail entrance to a portion of the Lake Michigan RTS course. Led by Gazelle Sports staff, you’ll be guided up the backside of the race course dune to a breathtaking sunset at the top. The perfect nightcap to a great evening.

The VIP treatment doesn’t stop there. For event day, July 20, you will get access to our VIP parking section, which means you can pretty much step out of your vehicle and into the start line. You will also get something special from each of our event partners.

Finally, (and here’s the best part…) the proceeds from your VIP ticket purchase go directly to our charity partner- Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital- Pediatric Oncology Resource Team– to help support families with children who are being treated for cancer and other rare blood disorders.

Now, here’s a recap- For $50, you get:

  • Dinner and a drink at Big Lake Brewing, in the company of Michigan Awesome
  • Exclusive packet pick up
  • A guided hike to the top of the Lake Michigan RTS dune at Sunset
  • Parking pass to close access to the start line area
  • Swag from event partners
  • The chance to help support a great cause

How to Register:

So, I bet you’re wondering how you go back and add the VIP package to your registration. It’s easy!

  1. Log in to your runsignup.com account
  2. Select “My Profile”
  3. Scroll to “Lake Michigan RTS 10k”- to the right of the event name, select “Manage Registration”
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Add-Ons”
  5. Enter the number of VIP tickets you’d like to purchase, (why not bring a friend?) and continue through to check out.

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