New this year- choose between 5k and 10k distances!

Lake Michigan RTS combines Road, Trail, and Sand to provide a truly unique race experience along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Whether you’re a road racer looking to mix things up a bit, an avid trail runner, or just a running adventurer, either course has something for you.

On the 10k course, you’ll catch the quiet of rural roads, the twists and turns of natural wooded trails, then the challenge and reward of a dune climb that will take your breath away- literally!

Looking for breathtaking views, without the difficulty of running up and down the infamous “bowl”? Sign up for the new 5k course- it will offer plenty of hills, and amazing Lake Michigan views, without the difficulty of the double dune on the 10k course!

If you’re able to conquer the rugged terrain, you will see why this has often been called “The toughest race you’ll ever love!”


Start/Finish Location: 

INTERSECTION of 66TH ST and 147th ST


Because the course utilizes portions of private property, we can’t give you a detailed map. However, the map to the right gives you an idea of the shape and make up of the 5K and 10k courses.

VIP Dinner & Sunset Hike – TBD

Can’t get enough of the Lake Michigan RTS experience just on race day? Add on the VIP Experience with Michigan Awesome and make it a weekend to remember! Here’s details from 2019 VIP Dinner.

Here’s what you get Friday July 19 || 7:00-10pm

  • Dinner and complimentary beverage at Big Lake Brewing in Holland
  • Exclusive packet pick up and swag from Michigan Awesome
  • Complimentary shuttle to and guided hike the Lake Michigan RTS dune at sunset
  • A special thank-you from Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation

Here’s what you get Saturday July 20:

  • VIP Parking ticket- get the closest spots to the start line!
  • Additional event day perks from Michigan Awesome

Have a spouse, friend or supporter joining you for the weekend, but not running? You can purchase an extra VIP Experience ticket for them too! All VIP tickets can be purchased as an add-on to registration.

***VIP Experience 21+ only please

Prep Rally & Packet Pick Up

Friday, July 17 | 4-7:30pm | Gazelle Sports Holland –  24 W 8th St.

Pick up your bib, shirt and all last minute Lake Michigan RTS needs at Gazelle Sports the night before the race. Enjoy light snacks and refreshments.

Event Day Packet Pick Up

Saturday, July 18 | TBD | 4686 66th St.

Packet pick up will be available on-site before Lake Michigan RTS on Saturday, July 18.