On June 10, 2017, we will host the 37th running of the Ludington Lakestride-Fellowship of Christian Athletes Races. Our mission is to provide quality running events that are challenging, safe, and fun. We want to provide runners with accurate times, have quality aid stations with friendly, enthusiastic volunteers, and showcase Ludington's beautiful lakeshore throughout the course and promote the area as a family vacation destination. A brief history of the Lakestride races: Beginning in 1981, this race has become well known for the quality of experience and competition the runners bring in. Over the years the half-marathon race has changed courses and the 10K race was replaced with a 5-kilometer race. The 10K event has recently been re-introduced, which gives runners a choice among 3 distances; the long standing Half-marathon, 10K, or 5K race. Race directors have changed, along with volunteers and sponsors, but the tradition remains, and each year the event will become bigger and better. Our major sponsors for the 2017 event are: Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, Reimer Eye Center, Snyder's shoes, and Harborfront Financial- Rick Ruba.