Ludington Lakestride 5K, 10K & Half Marathon
June 9, 2018
The Lakestride is held on one of the most beautiful and scenic courses in Michigan, attracting 800-1,000 runners from around the state and beyond. In 2017, 833 runners were registered--294 entrants for the half marathon, 209 for the 10K and 435 ran the 5K.
It began in 1980, and 37 years later, the Ludington Lakestride Half Marathon is stronger than ever. Typically held the second Saturday of June before the summer heat, the one-mile fun run begins Friday at 6pm. Starting line is on the west end of Ludington Avenue in a half mile "out-and-back" run to the Marina Park Playground. This portion of the event is free and there is no pre-registration necessary.
Ludington State Park and make their way over a sand dune. The Lake Michigan setting just adds to the beauty of this race. Ludington is one of the most popular tourist cities in Michigan, thanks to our beaches, lighthouses, State Park, and events like the Lakestride Half Marathon. Races begin at 8am and registration fees range from $32-$42. Packet pick up and late registration is available on Friday from 5-8pm and Saturday from 7-8am at Lakestride Race Central which is in the center of Stearns Park Beach.