Town Crier Races Half Marathon 10K & 5K

Saturday, June 17, 2023 • Saugatuck, MI • Course Map

The Town Crier Races Half Marathon 10K & 5K takes place in Saugatuck, located on Michigan’s west coast. This lakeside town is packed with a robust art scene, small town charm, and beach vibes.

Only a 40-minute drive from the city of Grand Rapids, this friendly and fun destination race, which celebrates its 21st anniversary in 2023, will supply you with a cheering section “whether you brought your own or not.”

This point-to-point half marathon takes off from Saugatuck High School. From the start, runners proceed through the town of Saugatuck, following the Kalamazoo River for much of the first half of the course.

After crossing the river shortly before mile 6, runners will find themselves in the town of Douglas, traveling along the Lake Michigan coastline before winding back through town to the finish line at Beery Field.

After crossing the finish line, runners have the option to catch a complimentary shuttle back to the start at Saugatuck High School.

Photos by Blue Sail Media

Race Weather & Climate

Saugatuck is on the coast of Lake Michigan. With mild and pleasant weather in June, runners can expect an average high of 78º F and an average low of 56º F.

Past Results

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Course Map

See the race route map for the Town Crier Races 5k 10k & Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:30 AM for the half marathon
  • 7:45 AM for the 10K
  • 8:00 AM for the 5K


  • $65+ for the half marathon
  • $35+ for the 10K
  • $25+ for the 5K
  • $35 for all virtual races


To secure your spot in the 2023 running of the Town Crier Races 5k 10k & Half Marathon, register online at

Official Race Website


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