This year we will offer: Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10k and 4 Person Relay!
Prizes will be awarded to top 3 male and female runners for each event!
Prizes from: Merrell, Gazelle Sports, Engedi Salon, Scrapyard Climbing and more! (Final prizes will be announced soon!)
Every runner will receive a Riley Trails Marathon T-shirt and finishers will receive a custom Riley Trails Medal.
Drop bags will be allowed for full marathoners.
You can drop your drop bags off at the Start/Finish at Benjamin's Hope, and we will transport them to the First Aid station at Riley Trails where they will be located during the race.
All drop bags will be returned back to Benjamin's Hope at the finish of the race, or you may pick them up after you finish at the aid station at Riley Trails.
Charity Partners: We have the honor of partnering with Benjamin’s Hope and One17 International for this event. A percent of all proceeds will go to helping both these amazing organizations continue their mission in helping others
Please support them by visiting: http://www.benjaminshope.net/ and http://one17international.org/
All runners will start and finish on Benjamin’s Hope’s property Address: 15468 Riley St, Holland, MI 49424. (1.1 Miles away from Riley Trials.) Runners will run to Riley Trials via paved bike path. Runners will then complete a 4.35 mile loop on mostly single track trail on the awesomely maintained Riley Trails. (Depending on your race, Marathon, ½ Marathon, 10k or Relay, you will complete the number of loops designated for your event.Marathon:5.5 loops, Half Marathon: 2.5 loops) NOTE: Half loop is 2.30 Miles. Runners will then take the bike path back to Benjamin’s Hope to exchange with their team mate and/or FINISH! (See course map below.) (*Important: ALL LOOPS will be completed at Riley Trails: 13.1- 2.5 loops at Riley. 26.2-5.5 loops at Riley.)
4-person relay: Each runner will run 6.55 miles.
We want to note that the park will still be open to the public during our event due to Ottawa County Parks regulations. We will have signage and the trails will be marked where runners will be running so that people will be well aware there is an event taking place, however we can not legally instruct people to stay off the trails and out of the park. Please join us in showing respect and professionalism to all people at the park on race day! We take pride in "sharing our trails" and we ask that you do as well.
Parking will be available at Benjamin’s Hope right next to the start and finish. Address for Benjamin's Hope: 15468 Riley St, Holland, MI 49424
There will be an aid station at the start/finish/relay exchange point as well as 2 other Aid stations at Riley Trials. We will have hydration, trail snacks/food and amazing volunteers and staff to keeping motivating you to the finish!
Bathrooms will be available at the start/finish/relay exchange and at Riley Trails. (We will have 1 porta-john and a permanent bathroom at the trails. Total of 2.)
There are many hotels and great places to stay within a 10 mile radius in beautiful Holland, MI!
Packet Pick up
Packet pick up will be located at Benjamin's Hope Friday night and Saturday (Race Day) morning.
All runners who register after Aug. 12 will have their event t-shirt shipped to them for FREE 1-2 weeks after the event.
You will not pick you shirt up at packet pick up as Sizes were due Aug.12 at noon.
This year we will have grilled BBQ chicken, potato salad, corn, watermelon and more! An awesome grill team will be on site serving food starting at 11:00AM !
Cancellation,Refunds and Bib-Transfers
This event will be held rain or shine! There are NO refunds for this event, you may however transfer your Bib to another runner or submit for special consideration to transfer you entry to another Egress Endurance Event. If a bib-transfer needs to take place or there is switch to any relay teams, please reach out to jason@egressendurance
Questions: Please do not hesitate to ask questions! You can email all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also check out: www.egressendurance.com or follow us on social media @egressendurance IG and @egressenduranceevents FB.
Race photos will be avalible FOR FREE to download after the event on our website. (We will email out to runners as well.)
Local time: 9:02 PM
A big thanks to Damion Van Slyke Photography for photographing this year's event!