Les Cheneaux (Cedarville)
Michigan’s Hidden Gem!

SUN, AUG 23, 2020

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Les Chenaux Islands, Cedarville, Michigan

Welcome to Les Cheneaux Islands, Cedarville, Michigan! The Les Cheneaux Island Chain is a hidden gem tucked away on the northern shores of Lake Huron. These unique islands form one of the most pristine and hospitable environments for SwimRun in all the midwest. Being about 30-min from the closest airport (to the north) and 30-min from the Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island, the Les Cheneaux SwimRun offers something for both athletes, and their families to enjoy.

The course is mostly flat with the exception of a large hills mixed in, which means it’s wonderfully suited to attract beginners to the sport while still being long enough to challenge even the most seasoned swimrunners. The terrain consists of pavement, gravel, dirt, and single track trail running. The entire swim is in the crystal clear gorgeous blue freshwaters of Lake Huron. The depth of the swim is between 6-30’ with most of the swim averaging about 8-12’ deep with visible bottom in many places. Athletes will enjoy entering and exiting the swim via beaches, docks, boat ramps, all beautiful natural shorelines.

This is one of the most beautiful SwimRun courses in the country and something that you will never forget. Do it as a team or solo then stay a few extra days to explore the great lakes in Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. There’s nothing like a Pure Michigan summer/fall.

 
 

SCHEDULE

 

Sat, AUG 22, 2020

  • 15:00-16:00 Packet Pickup

  • 16:00-17:00 Athlete Briefing

SUN, AUG 23, 2020

  • 06:15 Long Course Cedarville Shuttle Begins Boarding

  • 06:30 Long Course Cedarville Shuttle Departs

  • 06:45 Announcements at Long Course Start Line

  • 07:00 Long Course Begins

  • 07:15 Short Course Cedarville Shuttle Begins Boarding

  • 07:30 Short Course Cedarville Shuttle Departs

  • 07:45 Announcements at Long Course Start Line

  • 08:00 Short Course Begins

  • 09:00 Cutoff #1 - Hill Island

  • 09:00 Cutoff #2 - Government Island

  • 10:00 Cutoff #3 - La Salle Island

  • 10:45 Cutoff #4 - Hills Point Resort

  • 12:00 Cutoff #5 - Woodland Park

  • 13:00 Cutoff #6 - Marquette Island

  • 13:30 Awards Ceremony

  • 14:00 Race Ends at Spring Lodge & Cottages

 

 

IMPORTANT ADDRESSES

There are a number of important addresses and coordinates that athletes, volunteers, and spectators will need to know for race weekend. Click the button below to access all of those locations.

LONG & SHORT COUrSE Packet Pickup & Briefing

Clark Township Community Center
133 M-134
Cedarville, MI 49719

LONG & SHORT COURSE SHUTTLE PARKING & LOADING

Spring Lodge & Cottages
916 S Park Ave
Cedarville, MI 49719

LONG & SHORT COURSE Start Line

45.99431, -84.30041

LONG & SHORT COURSE FINISH Line

Spring Lodge & Cottages
916 S Park Ave
Cedarville, MI 49719

 

 

TRAVEL & LODGING

Coming Soon….

 

REGISTRATION

All price increases are based of midnight of the increase day set below.
That time is set to the time zone of the location of the race.

 

SHORT COURSE TEAMS

  • $250 Kickoff - Oct 1-31

  • $300 Early - Nov 1-Jan 31

  • $350 Regular - Feb 1-May 31

  • $400 Late - June 1-Aug 22

LONG COURSE TEAMS

  • $400 Kickoff - Oct 1-31

  • $450 Early - Nov 1-Jan 31

  • $500 Regular - Feb 1-May 31

  • $550 Late - June 1-Aug 22

SHORT COURSE SOLO

  • $175 Kickoff - Oct 1-31

  • $200 Early - Nov 1-Jan 31

  • $225 Regular - Feb 1-May 31

  • $250 Late - June 1-Aug 22

LONG COURSE SOLO

  • $225 Kickoff - Oct 1-31

  • $250 Early - Nov 1-Jan 31

  • $275 Regular - Feb 1-May 31

  • $300 Late - June 1-Aug 22

 
 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Event Swim Cap(s) • Event Number Bib(s) • Event Collapsable Cup • New Wave Swim Buoy

2020 REFUND POLICY

There are no refunds or next-year deferrals of any kind.

We do offer FREE event-to-event transfers (short-to-long and team-to-solo) within the same race. We also offer $100 race-to-race (Casco Bay, Les Cheneaux, Orcas, Austin) transfers within the same calendar year. All of these transfers MUST be done within 2-months of the date of the race you are in and/or transferring too. Add-Ons and Giveaways done within your registration maybe be purchased and changed up until the 2-month mark and all personal information may be changed at any time all by just logging into your RunSignup account after you register.

HOW TO MAKE A CHANGE

You can institute an internal event transfer (short to long, etc) as well as transferring from one race to another within the same year, pay your fee, and get confirmation, all by simply logging into your RunSignup account and managing your registration for that race.

 

MANDATORY GEAR

 
  • Event Silicone Swim Cap

  • Event Collapsable Cup

  • Event Number Bib

  • New Wave Swim Buoy

  • Goggles

  • Swimsuit

  • Shoes

  • Tether

  • Whistle

  • Compression Bandage

  • Timing Chip

 

COURSE PROFILES

 

SHORT COURSE SWIM

Total Event Distance: 11.5-Miles

Total Swim Distance: 2.5-miles

No of Swim Legs: 4

Longest Swim: 1,285-meters

Shortest Swim: 650-meters

Average Water Temp: 65°F

SHORT COURSE RUN

Total Event Distance: 11.5-Miles

Total Run Distance: 9-miles

No of Run Legs: 4

Longest Run: 5.75-miles

Shortest Run: .55-miles

Average Air Temp: 75°F

Terrian: Paved & Dirt Roads, Forest Trails, Beaches, Docks

LONG COURSE SWIM

Total Event Distance: 16.5-Miles

Total Swim Distance: 4.25-miles

No of Swim Legs: 7

Longest Swim: 1,450-meters

Shortest Swim: 400-meters

Average Water Temp: 65°F

LONG COURSE RUN

Total Event Distance: 16.5-Miles

Total Run Distance: 12.25-miles

No of Run Legs: 7

Longest Run: 3.75-miles

Shortest Run: .4-miles

Average Air Temp: 75°F

Terrian: Paved & Dirt Roads, Forest Trails, Beaches, Docks

 
 
 

 

COURSE CUTOFFS

We have to constitute the cutoff times below because of safety concerns and permit restrictions as the day progresses.

CUTOFF #1 - 09:00

Hill Island

CUTOFF #2 - 09:00

Government Island

CUTOFF #3 - 10:00

La Salle Island

CUTOFF #4 - 10:45

Hills Point Resort

CUTOFF #5 - 12:00

Woodland Park

CUTOFF #6 - 13:00

Marquette Island

 

 

RULES

Click the button below to checkout our SwimRun rules for this event.

 

 

SPONSORS

Sponsors play an important roll in helping events like these to continue for years to come. Without volunteers, sponsors, local support, and registrations, these races would not exist. We work every day to form valuable relationships with local (and national) companies to expand the boundaries of our events, offer more to the athletes, and help these generous sponsors grow their business. We stand behind our sponsors and would never recommend a product to the athletes/public we haven’t had our own positive experiences with. We hope, whenever possible, you join us in giving these great businesses your patronage.

 

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