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All About Hungerford

What are The Games?

The Hungerford Games are a set of trail runs through the Manistee National Forest near Big Rapids, Michigan.  They consist of a half marathon, marathon, and 50-mile ultramarathon. Finishers will receive the world's only hand-branded wooden finisher's medal.

When and Where?

In 2019, The Games will take place on Saturday, September 28th.  The ultramarathon will begin at sunrise (7:37 a.m.).  The half marathon will begin at 8:15, and the marathon at 9:00.  For each race, runners will begin their journey at PT Plus in Big Rapids.

Why Hungerford?

We try to make The Hungerford Games the world's most perfect little trail race.  Hungerford is wonderfully diverse: some hills and some flats; some single-tracks, some two-tracks, and some lonely gravel roads; some dirt, some sand, and some mud.  Coupled with the burgeoning colors of a late September forest in Michigan, and you've got everything that's awesome about trail running.  Plus, the all-wooden medals, hiking sticks, and trophies are incredible!

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