The Lake Michigan RTS combines Road, Trail, and Sand to provide a truly unique 10K 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 looking for adventure, this race is for you!

This challenging course starts on a rural Holland road that leads into a beautiful wooded trail, before transitioning to sandy dunes, so iconic of the West Michigan shoreline. You’ll climb not one, but two dunes, bringing you to a breathtaking 360 degree view of Michigan lakeshore splendor.

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!”


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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 10k course.

VIP Dinner & Sunset Hike

Friday, July 6 | 7 – 10pm | Big Lake Brewing – 13 W 7th St.

Enjoy an exclusive packet pick up and pre-race party at Big Lake Brewing with wood-fired pizza and a complimentary beer followed up a guided hike by our course director up the RTS dune at sunset (1 mile round trip, shuttle to dune included). You’ll also receive extra swag from our event partners and a VIP Parking Pass for event morning!  Click here to register!

Prep Rally & Packet Pick Up

Friday, July 6 | 5 – 8pm | 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 7 | 7:30 – 8:30am | 4686 66th St.

Packet pick up will be available on-site before Lake Michigan RTS 10k on Saturday, July 7.