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Race Details

Race Date: Saturday, November 2, 2024

Start Time: 10:00AM, races will be waved out in mile pace waves!

Course: 5M, 10M, or 18M of flowing dirt rollercoaster at the DTE Energy Foundation Trail. You'll traverse through pines, along steep embankments, around boulders and pass by stunning lakes and wetlands on this PURE MICHIGAN trail!

Cutoff Times: All participants must finish by 3PM (5 Hours). 5M and 10M are hiker friendly.

DTE Energy Foundation Trailhead
17819 Stockbridge Chelsea Rd., Chelsea, MI 48118

Packet Pick-Up

  • Friday, November 1st at the Start/Finish area from 3:00PM-6:00PM
  • Saturday, November 2nd at the Start/Finish area from 8:00AM-9:45AM

Awards: Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female in all distances based on gun time. Age group awards will be presented to the top 3 males and top 3 females in each 5 year age group.

5 Mile awards will take place at 11:10AM at the stage in the beer garden. 10.7 Mile and 18 mile awards will be presented IN the finish line.

Race Amenities
  • Custom cozy beanie
  • An invite to the post-race party with a ROARING bonfire and beer garden.
  • Custom campfire mug to all finishers
  • Accurate chip timed results for finishers
  • Overall Awards presented based on gun time
  • Age Group Awards presented 3 deep in 5-year Age Groups for all distances based on chip time. 
Post-race Bonfire & Beer Garden
Plan on hangin' out after you finish! We will be having a beer garden serving up some New Holland Brewing favorites along with live music and a roaring bonfire! This is soon to be your favorite fall trail festival. All beer proceeds will go to support the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative.
  • Beer garden will open at 10:30AM
  • Band will be on from 11:15AM-2:45PM
  • Last call will be at 3:00PM, garden closes at 3:15PM
  • Finisher's first beer is on us (ticket is attached to your bib). All beers after that $5, Bring your bucks!
We're so excited to have you all out at the Bonfyre Trail Fest Run... but we have a limited number of parking spots! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE CARPOOL! Carpooling is an environmentally friendly and sustainable way to travel, you will save cash on fuel and enjoy some quality time with others.

Please note: A Michigan Recreation Passport is required for every vehicle entering Michigan State Parks! Click HERE for more info.

To park you will proceed through the main parking area down a two track road to the main event parking. There will be parking volunteers directing you to a spot on race morning. Please listen to them!


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