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Vision Statement: 

To promote physical and mental well-being by encouraging community members and neighboring communities to engage with the environment through inquiry, observation, and sustainable preservation.

The Beacon to Bay Half Marathon was conceived in April 2020 in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic when the small Northeastern Michigan (NEMI) Half Marathon Committee met virtually for the first time to establish a foot race event that highlights the natural resources of Michigan to promote environmental stewardship and improve awareness of public health.


Registration & Race Info

This 2nd annual Bay to Beacon Race will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2022 along the majestic shore of Lake Huron and will feature a half marathon, 10k, and 5k race event in Alcona County between Sturgeon Point Lighthouse and Negwegon State Park.

The half marathon route will begin at 7:30am at Negwegon State Park and finish at Sturgeon Point Lighthouse.

The 10k and 5k will begin and end at 8:00am at Sturgeon Point Lighthouse.

Due to the route’s proximity to Lake Huron, the route is fairly flat. The race is primarily on paved road, with the exception of the half marathon, which will include 2.5-3 miles on a seasonal gravel road.


Half Marathon Route

Approximate locations of aid stations and bathrooms are included below. The brown “X” box represents turn around locations for the 5k and 10k races. View the interactive map at this link.


10k Route

This is an out-and-back race. Approximate locations of aid stations and bathrooms are included below. The brown “X” box represents turn around locations for the 5k race. View the interactive map at this link.


5k Route

This is an out-and-back race. The approximate location of the aid station en route is included below. View the interactive map at this link.


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