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Lake Superior Shore Run

Fri September 27 - Sat September 28, 2024 Directions


Half Marathon

$60 09/28 9:00AM EDT - 12:59PM EDT Price increases after August 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Run

$35 09/28 9:30AM EDT - 12:59PM EDT Price increases after August 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

5 Mile Hike

$35 09/28 9:05AM EDT - 12:59PM EDT Registration ends August 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Kids Race @ South Beach

$0 09/27 6:30PM EDT - 7:00PM EDT Registration ends September 27, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Website

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Little Presque Isle Recreation Area, County Road 550 Marquette, MI 49855


Join us for our 31st Annual Lake Superior Shore Run.

Half Marathon, 5K and 1K Youth Trail Runs plus a 5 Mile Hike at picturesque Little Presque Isle on Lake Superior: ~5 miles north of Marquette, Michigan. 3 hours from Green Bay & the Mackinac Bridge, 5 hours from Milwaukee, WI & Duluth, MN. 8 hours north of Detroit, Michigan.

Packet pickup will take place at South Beach, near Downtown Marquette. Runners in the half-marathon, 5k, and 5 mile hike will each receive a shirt . Age group awards will be handed out at the end of each race. 

Beginning at Little Presque Isle, the half marathon course runs for 1.5 miles along Lake Superior beaches and then passes pristine Harlow Lake. From there it gently winds up 300’ of elevation to views of the Huron Mountain Range from the top of Bareback Ridge. The course then winds back down to Lake Superior for a 1.5 mile stretch of rugged running from Wetmore landing back to the finish at Little Presque Isle. Some sections of the half marathon course are extreme.

Online registration runs through September 27, 2024  at midnight. 
Day before and day of registration are also available at the following times and locations:
Day Before Registration:  4 - 7 pm, South Beach Packet Pickup, Marquette, MI
Day of Registration: 8:15 am - 9:30 am, Little Presque Isle
(Add a five dollars to the rates for the day before and day of registration.)

Parking, Packet Pickup, Race Times, Time Cutoff, Kids Race and more.

Parking is Limited. We ask you to carpool to the race start/finish. We are also asking you to consider parking at Wetmore Landing (until that lot is full) and walk the mile to the start. Parking at t Little Presque Recreation Area is limited. Please follow parking volunteers as they direct you to the next available spot. Do not park on County Road 550.

Packet Pickup
Packet Pickup will take place at South Beach on Lake Street in Marquette. Friday, September 27, 2024. 4p - 7 p. Look for the white tent. 
Packet pickup is also available race morning at Little Presque, starting at 8:15 am.
Race Times 
6:30 pm (Friday) 1 mile kids race
9:00 am -   Half-Marathon Start
9:05 am -   5 Mile Hike Start
9:30       -    5k Run Start

Race Cutoff
The Half-Marathon has a four hour time limit. The cutoff is 1:00 pm. We will ask any runners that do not make it to the final aid station at Wetmore Landing/Gravel Pit by 12:15 pm to hand in their bibs. It is a 1 mile walk (shorter depending on where you parked, back to the finish). The time limit is meant to keep us all safe. Cell service is almost non-existent on the course, and if someone is lost, we need to physically go look for them. We appreciate you understanding. 

Kids Race
The Upper Peninsula Health Plan Kids Race is Friday, September 27, 2024 at 6:30 pm. It starts and finishes at the South Beach Parking lot. The course will be an out and back on the bike path. This is untimed race, and is a great chance for kids to experience racing. All finishers will receive a medal. This race is free in keeping with the Superiorland Ski Club's mission to promote youth sport. 

You need a recreation passport on your vehicle to park in the Little Presque Recreation Area Parking Lot. If you don't have one, here are the prices for the self-service pay pole, located in the parking lot. Please pay for the pass. Support the trails. 
Recreation Passport: 
Michigan Resident: $17 per vehicle
Michigan Resident Motorcycle: $11 per vehicle
Non-resident Annual: $34 per vehicle
Non-resident daily: $9 per vehicle

Please thank the following businesses for supporting this year's race. We are very fortunate to have 30 years of community support for this amazing race. It's probably a good time to mention that the proceeds from the race go to fund youth cross country skiing through the Superiorland Ski Club. 

2023 Race Sponsors: (2024 Sponsors Coming Soon)

Superiorland Ski Club

Eagle Mine

Upper Peninsula Health Plan

U.P. Holistic Medicine

Superior TIming

Great Lakes Chiropractice

Queen City Running

Crappie Coffee


Border Grill

Lower Harbor Family Dental

Hope to see you all in 2024!
Jeni Kilpela, Race Director




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Kids Race

The Lake Superior Shore Run Kids 1-Mile-Race, sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Health Plan is scheduled for Friday, September 27 at 6:30 pm at South Beach, 501 South Lake Street, in Marquette, Michigan.

This event is free of charge, but requires registration. All participants will receive a token when they finish the one mile course along the scenic shoreline of Lake Superior. 


Little Presque Isle Recreation Area, County Road 550 Marquette, MI 49855


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