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Betsie Bay Frozen 5k – February 20, 2016

Run or walk in this fun 5k in the midst of February! For crazy runners who are willing to face 10-degree temperatures and 30-mph gusts off Lake Michigan. Can you handle it?

All ages are welcome. Race happens snow or shine!


Race day registration will take place Saturday, February 20th, from 8:30am-9:30am at the American Legion Hall(VFW), 206 Main St, Frankfort, MI 49635. Restrooms, coffee, and heat will be available for runners during registration and also after the race during an award ceremony.

Cost: $20 per person. All entries receive a t-shirt and medal.

Proceeds from the 6th Annual Betsie Bay Frozen 5K will focus on supporting local and global water projects.


There will be awards for 1st Place Overall and Age Group winners!

Course Details

The course starts at the top of Elberta’s beautiful lookout of Lake Michigan and continues down the hill through Elberta, around the bend, along Betsie Bay via scenic M-22, then heads into Frankfort at Main Street with a finish at the other end of downtown, just before you reach the lighthouse.

Bussing will be provided to the start line, following the 5k route (backwards of course – sorry no dogs allowed on bus). If you can find a ride to the start please do, as bus space is VERY limited. There is parking at the start line.

Please contact BetsieBayFrozen5k@gmail.com with any questions.

Crystal Spa Frozen 5k Special

All participants of the Betsie Bay Frozen 5k will receive a $25 off coupon for any 50 or 80-minute massage, body or facial service!

Advanced reservations recommended. Call 888.968.7686 ext. 7200 today!

Not valid in combination with any other offers, special rates or discounts. A 16% adjustable gratuity and 2% service charge will be added to the original price of all spa services. One coupon per person. Subject to availability. Expires February 29, 2016.


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