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Holland Haven Full Marathon/Half Marathon/8K
September 10, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pmCost:
Holland Haven Marathon runners experience the beautiful coast of Lake Michigan as they travel from Grand Haven to Holland. The full marathon begins at Rosy Mound Elementary School in Grand Haven. This point-to-point marathon follows Lakeshore Drive past summer cottages and over majestic hills right into downtown Holland. The early September weekend allows for mild weather and a last chance to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Boston qualifying hopefuls love this opportunity to make the cut only one day before registration opens. The 26.2 mile course is USATF certified as a Boston qualifier.
The 13.1 mile Holland Haven Half Marathon begins at Camp Geneva. Camp Geneva is a Christian Youth Camp along the Lake Michigan coastline. Runners follow the scenic Lakeshore Drive past the beaches and into the City of Holland, finishing at CrossFit Soaring Ledge. The course is comprised of roads and bike paths rolling over beautiful hills while engulfing the summer landscape of Lake Michigan. This one-way race is one-of-a-kind in West Michigan, uniting communities in a unique event.
The 8K race is a great segue into longer distance races. Runners stepping up to a longer race distance love the 8K. The Holland Haven 8 kilometer race is a flat route, out-and-back course. As a mid-distance road race, it is accessible enough for the novice runner yet incredibly challenging to experienced racers. Participants can do the Holland Haven 8K as a fun run with kids and as an 8K walk.