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Holland Haven Marathon

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Holland Haven Marathon runners experience the beautiful coast of Lake Michigan - Boston qualifying hopefuls can make the cut only one day before registration opens. The Holland Haven Half Marathon begins at Camp Geneva along the Lake Michigan coastline, and the 8K race is a flat, out-and-back course.

How to enter the Holland Haven Marathon

  1. Full Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    $85
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $65
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  3. 8K

    Run 8km
    $35
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Holland Haven Marathon routes

Holland Haven Marathon runners experience the beautiful coast of Lake Michigan as they travel from Grand Haven to Holland. This USATF certified, point-to-point marathon follows Lakeshore Drive past the summer cottages right into downtown Holland. The early September weekend allows for mild weather and a final opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Boston qualifying hopefuls can make the cut only one day before registration opens.

The Holland Haven Half Marathon begins at Camp Geneva along the Lake Michigan coastline. Runners follow the scenic Lakeshore Drive past the beaches and into the City of Holland. The flat and fast course is comprised of paved bike paths along Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. This one-way race is one-of-a-kind in West Michigan, uniting communities in a unique event.

The Holland Haven 8K race is a great segue into longer distance races. The 8K race is a flat, out-and-back course. As a mid-distance road race, it is accessible enough for the novice runner yet incredibly challenging to experienced racers. All ages are welcome to run or walk the race.

The Team Runner series allows runners to form teams of 4 to 8 runners. Coed teams are allowed and there are no age restrictions. All Team Runners on the same team must run individually within the same race. Each Team Runner is scored based on their individual age group placing. Total Team Runner score for the team is the sum of the best 4 finishing places for that team.


What’s Included
The after party celebration for runners is at the all new Holland Civic Center. There is local beer, local cider, local food, live music and the race expo. Every race finisher receives a commemorative race medal. Those completing all 3 race distances in separate years earn the coveted Trifecta Medal.
Raceday Logistics
Runners can pick up their race packets Saturday September 7th from 3-8pm. Packet pick up is located inside the Holland Civic Center at 150 W 8th St.

Race registration for all events is also available at Saturday packet pick up. NO registrations are available on race day.

Additionally, runners may pick up their packets at their respective starting areas on race day.
  • Full Marathon Packet Pick Up at Rosy Mound School
  • Half Marathon Packet Pick Up at Camp Geneva
  • 8K Packet Pick Up at Holland Civic Center
  • Spectators
    • All the roads on the course are open to the public. Please make sure you don’t cause traffic issues by slowing down to see your runner.
    • Please find the nearest side street or parking lot to park then walk back to the course to cheer on your runners.
    • Please be aware of your surroundings and do not cross the path of a runner
    • Follow all instructions given to your by course marshals, Holland Haven staff, and local lawn enforcement.
    • Pine Ave. WILL NOT BE SHUT DOWN. Please do not stand in open lanes of traffic. You can spread out down the side walk leading up to the finish line to cheer on your runners.
    Volunteers

    For more info on volunteering, visit https://www.hollandhavenmarathon.com/volunteer.

    FAQs
    What's the time limit on the race?

    All races will be closed at 2:00 pm. If you are still running after this time, we ask that you get onto the sidewalk since there will be no more course support. You may continue at your own risk.

    Will the miles be marked on the course?

    Yes, the miles will be marked on the road or the path at every mile the 8k, half marathon and full marathon distances.

    Can someone else pick-up my packet?

    Yes, the party will be required to provide photo ID and the street address for the participant.

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    Holland Haven Marathon weather forecast

    Possible drizzle throughout the day.

    69°F
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    52°F
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    IconLight breeze possible, up to 5mph

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