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Michigan > The Deerfield Park Trail Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Mount Pleasant, MI  •  Saturday, September 27, 2014  •  Course Map


Set for its 5th annual running in the early days of fall 2014, Mount Pleasant's The Deerfield Half Marathon, 10K and 5K race in the second in a series of half marathon races that take place here in this central Michigan city throughout the year from April through November, near the middle of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

Begun by Ryan Hackett, an avid runner and manager of a specialty running store in Mount Pleasant, the Michigan Half Series features a slate of races for every season, from the series' winter events (like its Ice Cube Half Marathon, Snowmans Half Marathon and Mud Dogs Half Marathon races) to this series, which covers the spring, summer and fall seasons.

Runners taking part in September's Deerfield Half will follow an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at Deerfield Nature Park, a 591-acre park that's located just over six miles west of downtown Mount Pleasant, along West Remus Road. Runners will make their way along several of the park's eight miles of wooded trails, which follow alongside the winding Chippewa River that flows through the park.

The course for the Deerfield Half, in fact, follows the same course as the one used in another Michigan Half Series event, the Girls on the Run Trail Half Marathon, which takes place in May. One of the nice features of this series is that if you win your age group division -- for the overall series, that is all 6 events -- you'll receive free lifetime race entry in the series in subsequent years, as often as you wish to come back.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in central Michigan, near the geographic center of Michigan's Lower Peninsula and about 155 miles northwest of Detroit, Mount Pleasant typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in September, when the city's average monthly temperatures range between 49°F and 71°F.

September Avg. Day of Race Monthly Precip.
Low: 49°F Low: 45°F Rain: 3.56 in.
High: 71°F High: 67°F Snow: N/A

Course Map

See the race route map for the Deerfield Park Trail Half Marathon

Starting Time

9:00 AM - half marathon
9:05 AM - 10K
9:10 AM - 5K


$30 for the half marathon, if registered by September 12, 2014
$35 between Sept. 13 and race day


To reserve your spot in the late summer 2014 running of Mount Pleasant's Deerfield Park Trail Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at Active.com.

Official Race Website


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