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Crystal Mountain – North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k – May 30, 2021

North Mitten Half Marathon

The North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k and 5k is a combination of paved roads, dirt roads and trails. The North Mitten route consists of primarily flat, open trails on Crystal Mountain property and will not climb the mountain. Both races will start and finish at the white slopeside tent near the Crystal Clipper chairlift. This is a great race for beginners and experienced runners!


Waves will be added in 10-minute increments as needed to ensure social distancing requirements.

Half Marathon: 8am
10k: 8:30am
5k: 9am
Course closes at 12pm


Registration Begins January 1

Half Marathon
January 1 – 10: $65
January 11 – February 28: $75
March 1 – April 30: $80
May 1 – May 25: $85
May 29 & 30 (if available at Packet Pick Up): $90

Half Marathon Map »

January 1 – 10: $38
January 11 – February 28: $45
March 1 – April 30: $50
May 1 – May 25: $55
May 29 & 30 (if available at Packet Pick Up): $60

10k Map »

January 1 – 10: $30
January 11 – February 28: $35
March 1 – April 30: $40
May 1 – May 25: $42
May 29 & 30 (if available at Packet Pick Up): $45

5k Map »

Runners must register online (coming soon!). Entry fee is non-refundable. If you are unable to participate you may transfer your number to someone else until May 1. Call North Mitten Events at 231-631-1373.


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Grand Hotel – Early Summer Michigan Golf Live Package – June 3 – 5, 2022

Grand Hotel - Michigan Golf Live Summer Package

Arrive Friday, June 3 • Depart Sunday, June 5, 2022

For the experience of it, for the fun of it, tee up the vacation of a lifetime with our Early Summer Michigan Golf Live Package. Named for the state’s leading golf program, Michigan Golf Live, show host Bill Hobson coordinates this special event — complete with three days of unlimited golf on The Jewel, prize giveaways, private evening receptions, a golf scramble, and more.

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All Grand Hotel Amenities
  • Unlimited golf on The Jewel (cart included)
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday morning golf scramble
  • Boxed lunches on Saturday afternoon
  • Saturday evening reception and awards presentation
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets

Early Summer Michigan Golf Live Package can also be booked by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

About Michigan Golf Live

Now in its third decade of celebrating the greatest game on Earth, Michigan Golf Live continues to grow its audience throughout the Midwest on both radio and television. Executive Producer and Host, Bill Hobson is found behind the mic and in front of the camera every weekend of the season, with MGL Radio heard across the state on 15 stations every Saturday morning, and MGL TV seen on FOX Sports Detroit each Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 AM.

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Grand Hotel On Facebook

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Mackinac Island Lilac Festival – June 3 – 12, 2022

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration, June 3 through 12, 2022.

It’s the first and largest summer event on the Island, attracting thousands of visitors. Festivities for the 74th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and Court, Lilac Festival 10K Run/Walk, horse drawn carriage tours, the Lilac Festival Grand Parade and much more.

More details to come! Be sure to check back with us!


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While you wait for the 2022 Lilac Festival, here’s a view of some of the early summer flowers adding their color and beauty to the month of June on Mackinac Island.

Lilacs in bloom on Mackinac Island – Click photos for slideshow view.





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Lilac Festival Run & Walk – June 4, 2022

Lilac 10K Run & Walk
Join us on Saturday, June 4, 2022, to kick off the 74th Mackinac Island Lilac Festival with a great morning race to enjoy the early season beauty on the Island. The course will provide you with the tree-covered paved roads through the center of the Island, and tremendous lake views with the Mackinac Bridge on the horizon. This is certainly a race you don’t want to miss!.

Lil’ Lilac Kid’s Race!

There will be a special event for young children starting at 11:15, at the school. Children will run on the lawn outside the school (either 150 or 300 yards, depending on age and ability), and receive a medal at the finish. Race registration fee is $10 and includes a shirt.

Race Start and Distance!


The Lilac Festival Run & Walk will start in front of Wyndamere Park on Main Street and finish in the Mackinac Island School yard. (The start is 5 Minutes from the school, so please allow enough time).

The Lil’ Lilac Kids Run will begin and end at the Mackinac Island Public School. Children will run either 150 or 300 yards on the lawn outside the school.

Starting Times

10K race start is 9:30 a.m.

Lil’ Lilac Kids Run start is 11:15 a.m.


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