Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
5
(3 Ratings)  (3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.3
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
5
The North Country Run is the home of the largest ultra marathon medal in the United States, 3rd largest marathon medal and the largest half marathon medal. More importantly, is the family-like race atmosphere that takes place all day. The race starts and finishes at Big “M” in the Manistee … MORE
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Recent reviews

    Kiltrunner FIRST-TIMER '17

    This is a great trail race with enough difficulty to keep your eyes on the ground to watch for tree roots. As a guy from Ohio I was not prepared … MORE

    This is a great trail race with enough difficulty to keep your eyes on the ground to watch for tree roots. As a guy from Ohio I was not prepared for the sand which caused my calves to cramp but thankfully I wear compression sleeves. The swag is top of the line with more than you would expect. Post race food was phenomenal. I recommend this as a bucket list and I will be back for the full or ultra. A very well run and orchestrated race in a great National Forest.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    JodyReed FIRST-TIMER '16

    This is true single track running ... only without a lot of pain and agony of falling on rocks or other impediments. This has what must be the best trail … MORE

    This is true single track running … only without a lot of pain and agony of falling on rocks or other impediments. This has what must be the best trail surface I have run on, either hard pack sand or soft pine/leaf covered. Minimal rocks, but does have roots … which against the white sand was usually easy to see. The RD for the race is awesome. This is a true runners race. Despite thunder, lightning and heavy downpours, Chris Nicholas, managed to put on a safe and fun event. The volunteers were unbelievable, cheering on each runner as they came into the aid station, providing lots of food with it being provided in eatable portions. And, the medals, post race party and general overall goodies were awesome. Really love the sweatshirt and the shirt. The only negative on the entire race is that the maps are wrong and it caused confusion coming into the finish since most of our Garmins are wrong because of the loss of GPS signal.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    M_Sohaskey Mar 10, 2017 at 1:58am

    Congrats, Jody! I've read & heard great things about this race, and happily running 26.2 miles through heavy rain, thunder and lightning says it all – you definitely earned your… MORE

    Congrats, Jody! I've read & heard great things about this race, and happily running 26.2 miles through heavy rain, thunder and lightning says it all – you definitely earned your medal. If you're looking for comfortable trail surfaces to run on, the Ice Age Trail 50 in Wisconsin is a great option as well. Thanks for another thoughtful review! LESS

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    Otter FIRST-TIMER '13

    This was my first 50-miler, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an inaugural 50. Don't let the late-August date scare you away with concerns about the heat … MORE

    This was my first 50-miler, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an inaugural 50. Don’t let the late-August date scare you away with concerns about the heat — Manistee is far north enough that even the summer weather is pleasant, and the woods offer plentiful shade. With extremely well-stocked aid stations every 3-5 miles, you won’t need to run with a pack if you don’t want to — just carry 1 bottle and some salt tabs, and the volunteers will take care of the rest!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
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    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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