Michigan > Boyne 2 Boyne Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Experience a run through the hills and great pines of northern Michigan
as the changing seasons turn the leaves into all shades of red, orange
and gold at the Boyne 2 Boyne Marathon, which also includes a half
marathon, 10K, 5K and a kids' fun run race. With a very hilly and
challenging course that starts at the half-way point of the full
marathon and continues all the way to the village at the base of the
Boyne Mountain ski resort, the race offers the chance to enjoy the
crisp, clear mountain air as well as the rest of the amenities at Boyne
Highlands for the weekend.
From the starting line at the Walloon Lake Country Club (at the
13.1-mile marker of the full marathon), the half takes runners on a
point-to-point course that winds southward all the way toward the Boyne
Falls/Boyne Highlands resort area. Immediately after the start, runners
experience what locals call the "Seven Hills," a series of uphill and
downhill stretches between miles 2 and 11 that overlook the waters of
crystal blue Walloon
Lake. Following this (long) stretch of hills, the remaining two miles
of the race are mostly flat all the way to the finish.
The course, which described by race organizers as "not your same old ho
hum course," is also certified by USA Track and Field, and finishes on
Boyne Mountain Road at the base of the resort village area. Both the
full and half marathon races start at 8:00 AM (there will be
transportation provided for half-marathon participants to their
starting line), while the 5K and 10K begin at 9:00 AM.
Weather & Climate
Nestled in the mountainous northern part of the state, just over 20
miles from Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay, the town of Boyne
Falls typically sees mild to cool temperatures in the early fall, as
well as its wettest weather of the year on average during this time of
year. In September, average monthly temperatures range between
71°F and 47°F, while precipitation amounts average
around 3.9 inches for the month.
To reserve your spot in the fall 2009 running of Michigan's Boyne 2
Boyne Marathon or Half
Marathon, register online at Active.com.
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