Dune Dash 4 Mile Race

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Just Dune It! - August 17, 2024

Join us for the Dune Dash 4-mile run/walk on August 17, 2024. The race course showcases the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Starting and finishing at the base of the Dune Climb, runners follow the paved Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail past rolling dunes and beautiful forests to the turn around point at historic Glen Haven. Don't miss your chance to experience one of the most beautiful scenic runs in Michigan. All proceeds from this event will go to the continued construction and maintenance of Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail


A 4-mile run/walk along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. (Course)


The race will start and finish at the Dune Climb in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. (map)


The race starts at 9 am on Saturday, August 17th, 2024.

Who Benefits

All proceeds from this event will go to support the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

What's the cost?

Register BEFORE August 15th, 2024 by Midnight

  • Adult 18 and up $30
  • Student  17 and under $25

NOTE: Only participants registered by Saturday, August 9th will be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Register AFTER August 15th, 2024

  • Adult 18 and up $35
  • Student 17 and under $25

NOTE: The Sleeping Bear Dunes charge an entrance fee of $25 per vehicle if you do not already possess a park pass.

What you get

All registered participants will receive professionally timed results, race bib, post-race refreshments, and entertainment. 

NOTE: Only participants registered by Saturday, August 9th will be guaranteed a t-shirt.

When and where is packet pick up?

Packet pick up will take place at The Filling Station Microbrewery, 642 Railroad Place, Traverse City MI on Friday, Aug. 16, 2024 from 5pm-7pm (Map). 

Participants may also pick up their packets at the Dune Climb on the morning of the race. 

When is late registration?                                       

Late registration will only take place during packet pick up at The Filling Station Microbrewery on Aug 16, 2024. There will be no day of registration (In accordance with federal law, day of registration cannot take place within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore.)

Will there be awards?

Medals will be awarded to the overall male and female finishers, and the top finishers in each age group. 

Want to volunteer?

Please e-mail us at dunedash@gmail.com

Where can I park?

Parking is available at the Dune Climb. (map)


Sorry, race fees are non-refundable