The Annual Dune Dash Happens Each August at Sleeping Bear Dunes


Join your fellow racers for the Annual Dune Dash 4 mile Run/Walk at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This beautiful scenic run starts and finishes at the base of the Dune Climb. Runners race on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail and experience the beautiful forests and rolling dunes...turning around at historic Glen Haven.

The race is generally held in mid August with a cost is $30 for adults 18 and up, $20 for teens 13-17, and $15 for children 12 and under. Prices go up by $5 after a certain date. Late registration will take place during packet pick up at The Filling Station Microbrewery. There is no day of registration. The Sleeping Bear Dunes charge an entrance fee of $15 per vehicle if you do not already possess a park pass. Visit to register.

All registered participants receive professionally timed results, race bib, post-race refreshments and entertainment. Medals are awarded to the overall male and female finisher, and the top finishers in each age-group. Those registered by a certain date will be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Packet pick takes place at The Filling Station Microbrewery- 642 Railroad Place in Traverse City the day before the race. Participants may also pickup their packets at the Dune Climb on the morning of the race.

All proceeds go to supporting the continued construction of Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Participants registered prior to August 12th are guaranteed to receive a race t-shirt. All registered participants receive professionally-timed results, race bib, post-race refreshments and entertainment. Medals will be given to the overall male and female finishers and top finishers in each age group.
This may be one of the most beautiful runs in Michigan... one not to be missed!

Stay tuned for registration information for the 2017 Dune Dash.

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Last Updated: 04-19-2022 05:40 PM ID: 1335