2017 Chateau Grand Traverse Half Marathon

Run through the vines, cherry orchards, and enjoy breathtaking views along the way. 

We are proud to partner with the National Cherry Festival to bring you the Chateau Grand Traverse Half Marathon. Begin your race in our vineyards overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay, run through cherry orchards with breathtaking views and hug the shoreline until the finish.

Meijer Festival of Races

Race Fee Information


  • 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.

Please note: Sorry, no refunds or transfers. If you decide to switch races you may do so by logging into
your Runsignup account and transferring your race. You must do this before July 3. All transfers will cost
$5 to cover Runsignup fees. We will order t‐shirts on June 15th. We will not re‐order shirts after the race.
Please register early and get your preferred t‐shirt size!

Packet Pick Up

Half Marathon Race Day Info

5:00 ‐ 6:15 am ‐ Bus transportation to the Half Marathon Start will depart the Eastern Elementary area.
All half marathon runners should be prepared to ride a bus from Eastern Elementary area to the Start on
Old Mission. Busses will run from 5:00am ‐ 6:30am. There is no parking available at the start but runners
can be dropped off.
6:00‐7:00 am – LATE packet pick up & registration (ONLY AVAILABLE AT EASTERN ELEMENTARY)
7:00 am ‐ Start at Chateau Grand Traverse (arrive early and get your photo taken at the Chateau Grand
Traverse Photo booth station!) Participants are advised that the first two miles will include a trail run
throughout private property. We’ve received special permission to run the race through this property on
race day only. Runners are not allowed to enter this property prior to the race. Please respect the fact
that you’ll be running through a working orchard and vineyard. Take nothing but pictures and leave
nothing but memories!
10:45 am ‐ All race courses close due to the Cherry Royale Parade.
10:45 am ‐ Finish line will close promptly at 10:45 a.m. for the start of the DTE Cherry Royale Parade.

Learn more about this completely unique experience here.

National Cherry Festival Half Marathon



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