18th Annual Mt. Baldhead Challenge


Event Date

Sat, Sep 9, 2017


Douglas, MI


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15K Run

$30 $30 Register

15K Run

$30 $30 Register

5K Run/Walk

$25 $25 Register

5K Run/Walk

$25 $25 Register

About This Activity

Event Location
Beery Field, Downtown Douglas, Douglas, MI, 49406

About This Event

Take the 18th annual Mt. Baldhead Challenge and experience what Michigan Runner magazine calls one of Michigan's "25 most interesting races." Experience a unique and exciting race through Saugatuck and Douglas, two of West Michigan's historic and beautiful lakeside communities.

Not up to the 15k Challenge? Choose the 5K that winds through Douglas and along the Kalamazoo River.

Mt. Baldhead Challenge - 15K (9.3 miles)
COURSE: The 15K course starts and ends at Beery Field in Douglas. The 15K starts in Douglas out to Lakeshore Drive for a healthy stretch, then via Campbell to Park Street heading west to Park Street.  Then participants run through winding trails, ascending 302 stairs, running to Oval Beach, Lakeshore Drive, and re-turning to Douglas. It is not a closed course and participants must finish by 11:30 am. Maps available on the website mtbaldheadchallenge.com. Aid stations will be located throughout the course.

5K (3.1 miles)
COURSE: Not up to a 15K? Run or walk the 5K. The course starts and ends at Beery Field in Douglas. There is a water/aid station on the course. Maps available on the website mtbaldheadchallenge.com

Little Feet, Big Feat 1K - Free
A free “Little Feet, Big Feat” children’s run will take place during early packet pickup Friday, September 08th, near Beery Field at 6 PM.


  • ONLINE—Online at mtbaldheadchallenge.com or www.macssportstiming.com until September 07th (11:59 PM EDT).
  • BY MAIL—Postmarked by September 4th and mailed to: **PO Box 211, Douglas MI 49406-0211**


  • Friday packet pick up or race day morning 6 AM to 7:45 AM. Cash and checks only at late registration.

Entry Fees

  • $30.00 - 15K By Sept. 07 (11:59 PM) **$35 - Friday 9/8 and Saturday 9/9** 
  • $25.00 - 5K By Sept. 07 (11:59 PM) **$30 - Friday 9/8 and Saturday 9/9**

Friday Packet Pickup

  • Friday, September 08th **4:00 PM to 7:00 PM** 
  • Beery Field—Corner of Center St. and Main St. Downtown Douglas

Race Day Schedule

  • Saturday, September 9th - PACKET PICK UP / LATE REGISTRATION 6:00 AM to 7:45 AM 
  • Beery Field—Corner of Center St. and Main St., Downtown Douglas

Start Times

  • 8:00 AM — 15K. 
  • 8:15 AM — 5K.

Tee Shirts

  • The first 300 runners to register are guaranteed this year's color of T-Shirt, later registrants may receive a different color comparable high quality Mt. Baldhead Tech shirt from a prior year.

Timing and Scoring

  • Timing and scoring will be chip/tag timed by Mac's Sports Timing.  Results will be posted during the event and also can be viewed online shortly after the race. www.macssportstiming.com

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