Race Date: May 3rd, 2014 
Race Description:
This is the 1st race of the Michigan Half Marathon Series. It will be the 4th year that The Chip River Run has been hosted. All races will start and finish along the fun and naturistic trail systems that the City of Mt. Pleasant maintains for its community.  There are 5 beautiful parks that the 10k and half marathon will run through.  This course is spectator friendly and there are plenty of things for family and friends to do during or after the event.  
The Michigan Half Marathon Race Series presents race #1 of the series
All races will begin @ 9:00am

Packet Pick Up / Day of Registration:
Day of the Event 7am - 9am

Island Park - Downtown Mt. Pleasant
331 N. Main St.
Mt. Pleasant MI, 48858
​Half Marathon 
$30—open to 4/18/2014
$35 — 4/19/2014 to Race Day

$25—open to 4/18/2014
$30—4/19/2014 to Race Day

$20—open to 4/18/2014
$25— 4/19/2014 to Race Day 

Withdraw/Refund Policy:
Withdrawal requests must be received in writing via email to michhalfseries@yahoo.com. Without exception, all requests must be received on or before the Tuesday of the race week to be eligible for a partial refund of $15. Transfers or deferments are permitted.
Entry Fees 
Start Times/Location 
Map of area
Aid Stations: Miles 3, 6 and 9
Hackett Event Management 

Age Group Awards: (1st place only)
Half Marathon: Free pair of shoes
10k/5k: Free entry into any MI Half Series Event
Obtaining Age Group Awards: 
All age group awards are a code that can be used online when ordering the free shoes or registering for a future race for free.  All codes will be e-mailed out on the Monday after each event.   
​***If you won your age group and did not receive an e-mail.  Please contact michhalfseries@yahoo.com with the subject header "Chip Age Group Award"
***If you don't have an e-mail make sure to list a contact number when you register
Things to do While Waiting During and After the Race:
Spectators will have all sorts of things to do while waiting. Island park has a skate park, water park, an extremely large play place, multiple softball and baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, horse shoe pits.....shoot! You can even play shuffle board around the finishing stretch!!! Bring the family, invite your friends (CMU alumni gatherings!?!?) and enjoy the downtown Mt. Pleasant area as it blossoms into the spring season
Ryan Hackett
10770 E. Broomfield Road
Shepherd, Michigan 48883

Course Description: 
All races are on an out and back route with a short loop at the end to turn each race around. The 5k will be on all pavement following along the Chippewa River making multiple bridge crossings. The half marathoners and 10kers will experience the same route but continue to Veit's Woods. The 10k runners will run a loop around Veit's Woods and then head back to Island Park. The half marathoners will finish their portion of the race by running 3.5 miles on some of Mt. Pleasant's most difficult side streets.
Race Entry Gift:  Custom Designed Nalgene water bottle
Race Shirts
Available at online registration or on race day for $15.  All sizes are not guaranteed to be in stock on race day.
Age Groups: 
16 & Under 17-22 23-28 29-34 35-40 41-46 47-52 53-58 59-64 65 & UP
May 3rd 2014
Chip River Run
May 31st 2014
June 14th 2014
August 16th 2014
September 26th 2014
October 18th 2014
Militants Run
Panda Bear Night Run
Deerfield Park Trail Run
Mid-Land Half
Run For Research
November 8th 2014
The LittleFoot Run