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All About Hungerford

What are The Games?

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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?

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In 2020, The Games will take place on Saturday, September 26th.  The ultramarathon will begin at sunrise (7:34 a.m.).  The half marathon will begin at 8:20, and the marathon at 9:10.  For each race, runners will begin their journey at PT Plus in Big Rapids.


Running Hungerford? 

Packet pick-up will be on Friday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and on 

Saturday starting at 6:15 a.m.

Why Hungerford?

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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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