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This Whitefish Point Marathon meanders along Whitefish Point Road, traveling along the edge of Whitefish Bay, crossing the Betsy River, kissing the shores of Lake Superior, passes by the Whitefish Point Light Station, and skirts the edge of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Whitefish Point. The finish line is at … MORE
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    runningriddles FIRST-TIMER '19

    The Whitefish Point Marathon in Paradise, MI is a small town race that is well organized and full of many friendly local volunteers. While it does not have the excitement … MORE

    The Whitefish Point Marathon in Paradise, MI is a small town race that is well organized and full of many friendly local volunteers. While it does not have the excitement or fanfare of a large city marathon, it is run smoothly by the wonderful race director and an excellent, flat course to attempt a BQ (Boston Qualify) or a PR.

    My word of warning is that if you plan to do this race bring deep woods bug spray! The mosquitos will most likely be out when the race is held. Thankfully they only ate me alive when I was standing still at the start and walking back at the finish (they left me alone while running). However I did hear stories of some of the slower-paced runners really fighting with the pests. I might even suggest carrying a small portable container of bug spray with you when running if possible.

    Yet despite the mosquitoes we really enjoyed our time in Paradise, MI (be sure to see the Shipwreck Museum and visit Tahquamenon Falls). I’d recommend the Whitefish Point Marathon to any runner looking to cross Michigan off their marathon state list.

    To read my detailed race experience please visit https://runningriddles.com/races/2019-whitefish-point-marathon-in-paradise-mi/

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    M_Sohaskey Jul 25, 2019 at 7:43pm

    Well done, Aaron! Very nice effort and especially just 3 weeks after Colfax. Only once before have I worn mosquito netting, in Alaska in Denali National Park, and you never… MORE

    Well done, Aaron! Very nice effort and especially just 3 weeks after Colfax. Only once before have I worn mosquito netting, in Alaska in Denali National Park, and you never forget the misery of being relentlessly bombarded by bloodthirsty critters. But despite the skeeters, Paradise looks and sounds like a beautiful venue for a race, and as always I enjoyed your blog recap. Hope you're now pain-free and looking forward to Eagle Creek! LESS

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    runningriddles Jul 27, 2019 at 7:28am

    Thanks, Mike! Yes Eagle Creek is one week away and I'm feeling good and ready to go. Much appreciated! :)

    Thanks, Mike! Yes Eagle Creek is one week away and I'm feeling good and ready to go. Much appreciated! :)

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