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Dune Dash – Sleeping Bear Dunes – August 19, 2017

Just Dune It! – August 19th, 2017

Join us for the Sixth Annual Dune Dash 4-mile run/walk on Saturday, August 19th. The race course showcases the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Starting and finishing at the base of the Dune Climb, runners follow the flat, paved Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail past rolling dunes and beautiful forests to the turn around point at historic Glen Haven. Don’t miss your chance to experience one of the most beautiful scenic runs in Michigan.

All proceeds from this event will go to the continued construction and maintenance of Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail


A 4-mile run/walk along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. (Course)


The race will start and finish at the Dune Climb in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. (map)


The race starts at 9am Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Who Benefits

All proceeds from this event will go to support the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

What’s the cost?

Adult 18 and up $30
Teen 13-17 $20
Child 12 and under $15

NOTE: Prices go up by $5 after August 17th. The Sleeping Bear Dunes charge an entrance fee of $15 per vehicle if you do not already possess a park pass.

What you get

Only participants registered by Friday, August 11th, will be guaranteed a t-shirt. All registered participants will receive professionally timed results, race bib, post-race refreshments and entertainment.


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Dune Dash On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Dune Dash Page On Facebook.


Sunday November 11th, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Dune Dash

David Henry Day was not the founder of Glen Haven, nor was he the first to make use of its access to the convenient transportation that the Great Lakes provided. In 1881, Day bought the village of Glen Haven, using his savings and some money borrowed from a friend. The D.H. Day store, which also served as a telegraph office and a post office became the nerve center of the community. By the 1920s, Day also had more than 5,000 cherry and apple trees at the 400-acre D.H. Day Farm. Day grew hay and corn to feed his 400 hogs and prize herd of 200 Holsteins. The farm, located just south of Glen Haven, has a massive white barn that stands today as quite the landmark. Day had the barn, house, and three out-buildings built in the late 1880s and early 1890s. One outbuilding was the pig barn, one the creamery, and the third, the bull barn. As lumbering declined, Day planned for economic diversification. In the early 1920s, he established the Glen Haven Canning Company on the shoreline near the dock and shipped cherries and other fruits to various Great Lake cities. In 1920, Day donated 32 acres along the shore of Lake Michigan between Glen Haven and Glen Arbor to the State of Michigan to become the D.H. Day State Park. The park is now part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. When D.H. Day died in 1928 at the age of 76, newspapers said Michigan had lost "King David of the North." Our Faces of a Landscape series explores the rich cultural biography of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the faces of the people who left an indelible mark on the landscape. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday October 14th, 2018 - 8:13 pm

Dune Dash

The Dune Dash would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s run. You helped raise $2,142.29 for the SBHT. ... See MoreSee Less

Monday August 20th, 2018 - 8:18 pm

Dune Dash

We would like to thank everyone who participated, volunteered or sponsored this year’s Dune Dash!

This year’s run was a huge success and we appreciate your continued support for the SBHT.

Congratulations to our overall male and female winners.

1. Nick Liversedge
2. Chris Stark
3. Tony Rios

1. Emma Sloan
2. Sophia Rhein
3. Erica Harrell

Save the date!
2019 Dune Dash will be held on Aug. 17!
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