The inaugural race will be held on November 10th, 2013. This is typically a wonderful time of year for a long distance run in Michigan.Read more
The event will be held in Clarkston, Michigan. Clarkston is a small village with many rolling gravel roads that are perfect terrain for a run.Read more
There are three separate events. A half marathon run, a 10K run, and a 10K Walk.Read more
After completing 13.1 or 6.2, what better than a post-race tent filled with music, food and cold beverages?Read more
The race starts and finishes at the beautiful Depot Park in the Village of Clarkston. Along the route, you’ll be able to enjoy the charming tree lined scenic back roads that will have you running by farm houses, corn fields, and horse farms. A good portion of the route will be on gravel roads and the finish will definitely be a challenging one through the lovely residential area of Deer Lake Farms.
All participants and their supporters are welcome to enjoy the post-race party which will be held under a tent in the Clarkston News parking lot. Hot food and cold beverages will be complimentary for race participants, and for only a small fee for all race day supporters.
Congratulations on your 1st Backroads Marathon, the best organized race I’ve ever participated in – looking forward to next year’s race. This was my 4th race this year and the other’s were nowhere near organized and offered what you guys did – from the chili/beer, massages, music and even the silver things (whatever you call them) to keep you warm… I could go on and on….FANTASTIC JOB!! I applaud everyone one who made this race a spectacular successful event.– Fred