Run any race of your choice!
Gender specific tech race shirt!
Fleece with embroidered logo!
NEW! Race soft style shirt!
NEW! Race Coffee Mug!
Running Hat with embroidered logo!
Recreational hat with race logo!
The “Best” Post Race Party!
Largest ultra or half marathon finisher medal and 3rd largest marathon finisher medal!
Age group awards 5 deep!
The 18th year of the North Country Run takes place August 26th and 27th 2017. It is the home of the largest ultra marathon medal in the United States, 3rd largest marathon medal and the largest half marathon medal. More importantly, is the family-like race atmosphere that takes place all day.
Every participant will receive an embroidered race fleece jacket this year, two different designed race hats, a logo coffee mug, your soft and light gender specific race tech shirt, a draw string back-pack to carry all your goodies, free wrist band to get into the post race party and eat and drink for free, new this year a race singlet, plus a HUGE finisher medal to every participant.
40 states were represented last year and we reached capacity a week after the race registration opened. Over 400 individuals remained on a waiting list to run their first ultra, first trail marathon or half marathon. Veterans returned and slight adjustments were made to the course and early start times.
The 2017 race is held at the Big M in the Manistee National Forest (3500 Udell Hills Rd, Manistee Michigan). The ultra consists of (2) 25 mile loops while the marathon is one loop loop and same with the half marathon as the half has it’s own course separate of the marathon and ultra. All three events begin at the same location and all three events will have you talking about this race for years to come.
Kid’s Race will be back for the 4th year and is free for all kids. They will receive a free t-shirt and free kid’s race medal. Kid’s can race all day when they are ready by going to the start line and running the 1 mile loop for the kids.
If you are planing on running both Saturday and Sunday any combination of the race you will receive everything mentioned above PLUS a crystal trophy to show your amazing accomplishment!
Plus all three races are:
* Chip time start and finish
* Start at three separate times (6:15am for the ultra),(7:00am for the marathon), and (8:10am for the half marathon)
The course is a well marked 25 mile loop. There is an additional 1.2 mile section for the marathon runners and separate portion for the half marathon runners. The trail is a single-track trail with enough hills to make for a challenging race. There is no high altitude to contend with, no rocks to jump over, and no stream crossings to wade through, just a beautiful forest with a roots to remind you you’re not on pavement. Crews can attend to their runners at several points. We also allow pacers!
• Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female overall and top male and female masters in each event.
• Awards will be given to the age group winners 3 deep for both men and women in our 11 age groups
The North Country Run benefits local charities including: Girls on the Run, 4-H, Manistee Food Rescue and more. If you have a charity that you think can benefit from the race, please email us at email@example.com
(12-14), (15-17),18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over
* two bracketed age group only applies to half and marathon. Ultra you must be 18 years or older to participate.
Waiver and Release
For and in consideration of my participation in the North Country Trail Race, I for myself, executors, and heirs, do hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless the North Country Trail Race organizers and the Manistee National Forest, and all sponsors and persons connected with this event of and from any rights and claims for any and all damages, losses or injuries to persons or property or both, which may be sustained on or by me or my dependent in connection with this event. I attest and verify that I have full knowledge of the risks involved with this event, and am able to participate in this event. The medical committee reserves the right to shorten any event and cancel any event if the weather dictates. The undersigned grant full permission to any and all foregoing use to his/her likeness, including photographs and videotape for publicity and advertising purposes without compensation.