July 1 - 8, 2017

Festival of Races

Register Now for the 2017 Meijer Festival of Races Presented by Cherry Bay Orchards!

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2016 Results!

2017 Race Date: Saturday, July 8, 2016

Priority Health 5K Walk/Run, 10K, 15K and Chateau Grand Traverse Half Marathon

The Original Traverse City Foot Race started in 1973 as a 10K and then in 1978 shifted to a 15K and finally 1989 added Traverse City's first 5K. Today, there's all 3 of those events and a half-marathon! Over 50,000 participants have crossed the Meijer Festival of Races finish line. 

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2017 Tentative Race Features

  • Half Marathon Start at Chateau Grand Traverse, the first 2 miles will include a trail run through the vineyard and cherry orchard!
  • $10 technical shirt upgrade option (for 5K/10K/15K)
  • Half Marathon Runners receive a technical t-shirt and finisher's medal
  • You may switch your race online through your Runsignup account (until June 28th). If you choose to switch events, there will be a $5.00 race transfer fee. No refunds or transfers. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Registration/Packet Pick Up & Parking Info



Packet Pick Up

Parking Map




Free post-race photos compliments of Cherry Bay Orchards.

We will have photographers stationed on Front Street (near the finish) and at Chateau Grand Traverse (for the Half Marathon only). Check the Festival Facebook page after the race for photos!




Wear your race number on the front of your clothing. You will be recorded for your NET time which is actual start line to actual finish line. Timing is provided by Classic Race Management. They have been timing the Festival of Races for over 25 years! 

Important Race Day Information


Team Challenge 

 Learn About the Team Bob's Team Challenge Here

Health Benefits of Cherries