2014 Whitefish Point Marathon
June 14, 2014Online Registration | Print Out and Mail In
If you love serene runs, lots of unadulterated nature, friendly villagers, special care and attention on the course to include lots of food, plus water-water everywhere, this marathon is for you. " 2013 Participant.
The Whitefish Point Marathon is a USA Track & Field Certified Course north of Paradise Michigan located in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
"This is a great Father/Son experience" states a 2013 Dad/Participant, " I'm glad we had the chance to spend the time together."
The road race meanders along Whitefish Point Road, traveling along the edge of Whitefish Bay, crossing the Betsy River, kissing the shores of Lake Superior, passing by the Whitefish Point Light Station, while skirting the edge of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Whitefish Point. The finish line is at the Whitefish Community Center on the southern edge of Paradise. After the race, we encourage you to unwind by visiting Tahquamenon Falls, Crisp Point Light House, Point Iroquois Light House, the Whitefish Point Light Station or Oswald's Bear Ranch.
Awards will be presented to the 1st place men and women runners. In 2014, through a partnership with the Upper Peninsula Road Runners Club, UPRRC, the Whitefish Point Marathon will be posting the results by age brackets as well as finish times in an effort to encourage marathon runners everywhere.
We are located in Michiganís Eastern Upper Peninsula, 58 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge on Route M-123.
By Flight | The closest commercial airport - served by Delta - is Chippewa County Airport (1 hour from Paradise). From there, join Interstate 75 and continue north to M-28. Exit on M-28 and head west to M-123. Turn right on M-123 and continue to Paradise. Other regional airports are Pellston (2 hour drive and a bridge commute), Marquette (a 3 hour drive) and Escanaba (about a 4 hour drive).
By Car| Coming North over the Bridge on Interstate 75, continue for 8 miles. Exit on to M-123 (toward Newberry). Stay on M-123 Ė including a right turn in Trout Lake - until reaching Paradise.
From the Western Upper Peninsula/Wisconsin/Minnesota, follow Highways U.S. 2, U.S. 41, then M-28 until reaching M-123 (near Newberry). Turn left on M-123 and continue to Paradise.
From Eastern Wisconsin/Illinois | join U.S. 41 (near Green Bay) heading North, then join M-35 at Menominee and continue north along the Lake Michigan shore. Near Rapid River, join U.S. 2 heading East. Continue East to M-117. Turn left and continue to M-28. Right on M-28, East to M-123 (near Newberry). Continue to Paradise.
|MM 10.4||Water, Gatorade, & Carb Snack|
|MM 13.4||Water, Gatorade, & Carb Snack|
|MM 16.4||Water, Gatorade, & Carb Snack|
|MM 19.9||Water, Gatorade, & Carb Snack|
|MM 22.6||Water, Gatorade|
|MM 24.6||Water, Gatorade|
|Finish Line||Water, Gatorade, Bananas & Bagels|
|Start line||outhouses at Sawmill Creek Park|
|MM 5.5||outhouses at Andrus Lake Picnic Area (along the course)|
|MM 10.4||one port-a-potty along the course|
|MM 13.4||bathroom facilities at Whitefish Point|
|MM 24.6||outhouses at Sawmill Creek Park|
|Finish Line | Whitefish Township Community CenterBathrooms|
DISCLAIMER: The Whitefish Point Marathon is not affiliated with the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society or the Whitefish Point Lighthouse Preservation Society.