Runners in the Run for Research Half follow an out-and-back course that starts and finishes on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant. From there, the course heads out on what is essentially an upside-down T-shaped route, running along West Campus Drive and Denison Drive as they pass by Theunissen Stadium, home of the CMU Chippewas baseball team. There are two quick out-and-back stretches along Walton and then runners head back onto Lincoln Road, where they re-trace their steps back to campus.
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.