Named for the North Country National Scenic Trail that winds through this part of the Manistee National Forest in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, the North Country Trail Half Marathon follows an out-and-back route that starts and finishes just off Udell Hills Road, and features challenging, hilly terrain through the forest. Organizers note that the course features clearly marked mile markers as well as course markings spaced out every 50 feet along the course, to keep runners on the right path.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.