The Beaver Island half marathon will cover the 13.1 miles over a variety of surfaces and beautifully changing scenery. The course will start downtown at Paradise Bay near the Beaver Island Ferry dock and head south along the paved Kings Highway. This will give way to a turn to the west on a good gravel road coursing around beautiful Barney’s Lake.
Near the half way mark the course changes to wonderful trail through the woods finally coming out along the west side of the island running with Lk. Michigan on your left. This gravel road will bring you back east along Font Lake before reaching town. The last portion of the run will be back on paved road through town along Paradise Bay back to the start/finish.
We believe this will be one of the most beautiful runs most will ever do. Wonderful variety, good shade, excellent surfaces, and only a few gentle hills. The course will be well staffed with plenty of water stops and support. This will be the run you will remember!