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Friends of Fishtown 5K – July 20, 2019

Friends of Fishtown 5K

Join us for the 11th Annual Friends of Fishtown 5K
Sat, July 20, 2019 • 9:00am

Our beautiful course winds through Leland’s neighborhoods and along the Leland River, starting and finishing in the heart of Fishtown. Gradual climbs and descents make this an event for the serious runner or the whole family! Proceeds help us preserve and maintain the historical integrity of Fishtown, and ensure that it remains publicly accessible.

Race Information

  • Corral Starting Line – Fastest runners at front
  • RFID Chip Timing* – Timed by Endurance Evolution of Traverse City
  • Age categories – 12-under, 13-19,  20-29,  30-39,  40-49,  50-59,  60-69,  70+
  • Participants – Runners, walkers, strollers, and leashed dogs are welcome to run/walk
  • 5K Route Map
  • After Race information – TBA
  • Qualified Race of the Traverse City Track Club’s Grand Prix Race Circuit – More Info
  • “Run Like a Fish” Costume Contest (Information below)

Registration

  • Online registration Thur, Feb 1 thru Wed, July 17 at 11:59pm ~ Click here to register now.
  • $30 per participant – Feb 1 to June 30**
  • $35 per participant – July 1-20:* Thursday and Friday, July 18-19 (in-person only) –10:00am-4:00pm at the FPS office (203 E Cedar, Leland) – and 10:00am-6:00pm at the Welcome Center in Fishtown – Saturday, July 20 before 8:30am on race morning in Fishtown
    *  You MUST be registered prior to 8:30am on race day to be chip timed.
    ** Registrations through Sunday, June 30 will receive preferred t-shirt size.
  • Registration includes:
    • Fishtown 5K athletic tee**
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Post-race refreshments
    • Chance to win incredible race medals unique to Fishtown!
    • Entry in “Run Like a Fish” Costume Contest for medals and prizes

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Fishtown Leland On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Fishtown Leland Page On Facebook.

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11 months ago

Fishtown Leland

From all angles it’s shaping up to be a beautiful late summer weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

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So wishing we could have made our annual trek to Leland! Out of caution we canceled 😞

Oh how I wish I lived close enough to be there this weekend and get a sandwich from the Village Cheese Shanty!

I wish I could have been up there this year ...maybe 2021

Love this place !!! 👍😊👌😊❤️

We miss coming there so much!!!! We’ll be back some day when all this over!!!!

Missing this place . Being responsible and staying home .

This makes me homesick for Leland!!

What a great town!

Missing it so much! Especially the road to the dump. Not kidding.

Wish I was there!

Smoked fish! Ice cream cones at Jim’s! Really cold water!

See ya next weekend fishy town. 🤪😍🤨😛

Beautiful place

Can’t wait!! We’ll be there tomorrow

Generally, What are the stores hours during the week and weekend ?

My favorite spot❤️❤️❤️

JEALOUS!!!

Jeff Sands fishtown early Sunday or Luddinton?

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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11 months ago

Fishtown Leland

Just heard the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile is in the harbor parking lot in Leland! Head down to see this iconic vehicle and say HI to the Hotdoggers. ... See MoreSee Less

Just heard the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile is in the harbor parking lot in Leland! Head down to see this iconic vehicle and say HI to the Hotdoggers.

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Man. We missed it by days. Would have been cool to see that!

It drove by the house earlier. Very cool. 🙂

Last time I saw the Weinermobile was in Mc Allen Texas

Come down to Jackson to the Dog House & Junkyard Dog

I saw it in Canton MI with my son and John Kostyo.

Bummer! I have your whitefish.

Some of the nicest people on the river. 🤗

How fun!

Memories...😊

How fun! 🌭🌭🌭

Colleen Stevens

Jim Martin

Rachel Fortier

Whitney Kate 😊

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11 months ago

Fishtown Leland

This is Joel Petersen. He is the captain of our beloved “Joy”. Just back from bringing in a catch of whitefish, he is doing a regular maintenance check to make sure she is running in tip top shape. #fishermanfriday #hugafisherman #freshlocalfish #commercialfisherman #commecialfishing #joyoffishtown ... See MoreSee Less

This is Joel Petersen. He is the captain of our beloved “Joy”.  Just back from bringing in a catch of whitefish, he is doing a regular maintenance check to make sure she is running in tip top shape.                  #fishermanfriday #hugafisherman #freshlocalfish #commercialfisherman #commecialfishing #joyoffishtown

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Hi Joel. Thanks for all you do. Have several pictures of “Joy” hanging in my house downstate.

Joy is great! Love to see her every year!

Leland wouldn't be Leland without her .

I was there several years ago and got some photos of Joy. Keep her in shape. Thanks. Hope to get back someday. Love that place.

Love the smoked whitefish

We stop and get smoked whitefish, pate’ and fish sausage every time. We were there last week!

Great place!

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11 months ago

Fishtown Leland

This little one watching dad fish off the docks is one of the cutest things we have ever seen! Photo courtesy of barefootnbroccolini. ... See MoreSee Less

This little one watching dad fish off the docks is one of the cutest things we have ever seen!  Photo courtesy of barefootnbroccolini.

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My favorite candy store!

Me, too! What a capture of a “precious moment”

So sweet!!💕

I want this photo. Framed,

Great photo !

Adorable❤️

Awe 😊

One day ......

Duh

Love this!

Kelly Gersky Taylor Gersky you guys remember this place?

Jon Crow

Stephen Stopczynski 💙

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Sleeping Bear Dunes – Saturdays at the Lakeshore – Saturdays, Feb. 15 – March 8, 2014

Every Saturday Weekly from 02/01/2014 to 03/08/2014

Park rangers say “Let it snow!” so you can explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on snowshoes this winter! Join the rangers for a guided snowshoe hike every Saturday throughout the winter. Snowshoe hikes will be offered every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. through the end of February. Meet at the National Lakeshore visitor center in Empire. If you don’t have your own, snowshoes will be loaned at no charge. Participants need only purchase the park entrance pass or have an annual pass to join in the fun. Reservations are required whether you need to borrow snowshoes or have your own. Ranger-led snowshoe hikes are limited to 30 participants. Please call 231-326-5134, extension 328, for details and to make reservations.

Snowshoe hikes are fun for all ages. Inside the visitor center, rangers will first provide basic snowshoeing instructions, and then everyone will travel by car to the trailhead or area of the National Lakeshore pre-selected for that day. Once there, the ranger will help participants learn about the park’s unique features and winter’s effect on them by exploring and discovering clues on site. Be prepared and plan to be outside until about 3:00 p.m. Dress in layers and wear waterproof boots to be most comfortable.

Not only is snowshoeing easy, fun, and good exercise, it is also an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. The ranger-led hikes are mildly strenuous, yet they proceed at a leisurely pace for only one and a half miles at the most.

Location: Meet at visitor center
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Fee Information: Park pass required
Contact Name: Lisa Griebel
Contact Email: e-mail us
Contact Phone Number: 231-326-4700

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Iceman Cometh Challenge – November 3, 2018

The Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge is a 30 mile point-to-point mountain bike race from Kalkaska to Traverse City, Michigan.

Held traditionally on the first Saturday of November (except for years when the first Saturday of November is the 1st), the 29th annual Bell’s Iceman will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018.

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Iceman Cometh Challenge On Facebook

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Iceman Cometh Challenge

Notes from the best-laid plans! One of the ideas for the 2020 race was to have two start lines! Each chute would send off 30-50 person waves every six seconds, alternating so that riders would hit the woods every three minutes.

You can also see the Serra Subaru of Traverse City VIP parking and two-lane, one-way traffic on W. Kalkaska!
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Notes from the best-laid plans! One of the ideas for the 2020 race was to have two start lines! Each chute would send off 30-50 person waves every six seconds,  alternating so that riders would hit the woods every three minutes. 

You can also see the Serra Subaru of Traverse City  VIP parking and two-lane, one-way traffic on W. Kalkaska!

Comment on Facebook

I think that is an amazing idea. Let's plan on it for next year!!

That’s a great idea. What did you have planned for the spot that created the ridiculous back up? Perhaps a fork in the trail that funnel racers into two equally mirrored trails?

I second that motion(idea). Then all you have to do is make it cold!

My idea is have a group of ten riders go off every 5 minutes, non stop. It would take about 41 hrs to send them all off. In wave 383, bring your lights.

Join our squad and #gobybike this month! We're getting a team together for the League of Michigan Bicyclists #bikeit Challenge. Add your bike commute miles to the tally!

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Chad S. has ridden every edition of the Bell's Brewery Iceman Cometh Challenge, and you just know he'll be on the start line in 2021! Are you hoping for another SnowMan like in 1993? ... See MoreSee Less

Chad S. has ridden every edition of the Bells Brewery Iceman Cometh Challenge, and you just know hell be on the start line in 2021! Are you hoping for another SnowMan like in 1993?

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Maybe some snow next year! Heck, every edition has been different from 64 degrees to 1 foot of snow! Long live the Iceman, well at least next year!

It would be awesome to have a Snowman version held in January.

I may ride the course that day! Great story being able to complete all of them so far!

Riding it this year whether official or not. Maybe we'll wait for snow, drink 10 beers, and take 4 hours doing it..but its happening.

Great pic, son! And by the way: today is his 46th birthday!!!😎

I have a personal score to settle with iceman! Can’t wait for 2021!

Always hoping for Snowman.

1993 was my first Iceman!

Nice work. 😁🚲😁

28 consecutive finishes!

Bad Chad!!!

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Iceman Cometh Challenge – Photos From Instagram

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The Homestead Unveils Newly Remodeled Snowsports School

What do you get when you combine gently rolling terrain, perfectly groomed slopes, and a friendly team of ski instructors with a couple lifetimes worth of experience? The answer: One of the greatest places in northern Michigan to learn how to ski and snowboard.

While thousands have mastered the “snowplow” and cut their first stem-christie turn gliding down one of Bay Mountain’s 15 beautiful runs, many thousands more have spent idle hours waiting in the wings for The Homestead’s master staff of instructors to work their magic.

That waiting promises to be a little easier at The Homestead this season, thanks to the newly remodeled Snowsports School, located in The Village, at the base of Bay Mountain.

“Signing up for ski and snowboard lessons on the spot can be hectic and uncomfortable if the space isn’t laid out just right,” says Jamie Jewell, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our goal was to create an inviting, convenient, and classy place for people to learn about and purchase our lesson programs. With windows facing the slopes, comfortable seating, and complimentary coffee and treats, it’s also a great place for parents to take a break and hang while their children tackle the slopes.”

Guests are invited to stop in and check out the newly remodeled Snowsports School even if they don’t need a lesson. Have a coffee and take a break from the chill. With cold temperatures, fresh snow falling almost daily, and new ski packages and family-friendly offers like the “kids 17 years old and under ski FREE” deal,” the 2013 ski season is shaping up to be a great one for visitors to The Homestead.

The Homestead is Northern Michigan’s largest waterfront resort community located in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, an area voted by viewers of ABC’s Good Morning America as the “Most Beautiful Place in America”. Along with its unmatched natural setting and miles of frontage on Lake Michigan and the Crystal River, the resort offers guest pools, tennis and golf in the summer; downhill and cross country skiing in the winter; and shops, restaurants, meeting and banquet centers, and luxurious spa and salon throughout all four seasons.

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M-22 Challenge – June 8, 2013

This unique multi-sport event is challenging, but not impossible. Appropriate for any person of average physical capabilities from first time racers, to high school athletes and professional triathlon competitors, anyone looking for a healthy challenge will find this event of interest. Best of all, there’s no swimming required! The challenge is there for the competitive athlete, however, if you can walk, run, paddle, and bike, the overwhelming beauty of the area and the camaraderie of those attending will make this event worthy of your participation. Make the M-22 Challenge your goal for this summer.

WHEN
8am Saturday June 8, 2013

WHERE
For directions to the event site (Little Glen Lake Picnic Area), please use the following address:
 6900 South Dune Highway, Empire, MI 49630-9447

HOW MUCH
Registration for the 2013 M22 Challenge is $110 which includes entry for one athlete, event shirt, event bag, and use of timing chip. There is no entry fee for spectators, we encourage you to bring friends and family to cheer you on!

THE COURSE: RUN – BIKE – PADDLE
The 22 mile-long course is designed to take the average athlete approximately two hours to complete. The M-22 Challenge will begin at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore park (aka Little Glen Lake Picnic Area) located on the northwest corner of Little Glen Lake at 8:00am.
RUN: The event starts with the running portion where athletes will run south down M-109 and into the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore “Dune Climb” park to face a steep and sandy climb up the dune. The reward at the top is the view! Competitors will then catch their breath in a fun run down the dune and along a groomed trail to M-109. On the road, runners will sprint back to the event site and transition area to complete the 2.5 mile run. Approximately half of the run will take place on pavement.
BIKE: The second portion requires athletes to bike 17 miles around Big and Little Glen Lake. Bike highlights include a pedal through downtown Glen Arbor, cycling along sections of the Crystal River and the famous M22, and of course, Inspiration Point. The Leelanau County Sheriffs Department will be leading the first few bikers around the course, but the rest of the pack is on their own. There will be volunteers at all major intersections, but keep in mind you must follow traffic laws and be aware of cars pulling in and out of driveways.
PADDLE: Transitioning from a bike to the water, the third and final portion of the event has participants paddling out and back into Little Glen Lake for 2.5 miles. Athletes are only allowed to use one (1) paddle to hand power their chosen craft (kayak, standup paddle board, anything else you can dream up! etc.) A two blade paddle is allowed, but in no way can the paddle be fixed to the craft. At the end of the paddle portion, athletes will jump out of their boats and run through the water to the finish line. (Participants need to wear or have a PFD on their craft).

START LINE
Run staging will open at 7:50 am in the closed-off portion of M-109. To eliminate potential accidents at the start of the race we ask that all “expert” athletes line-up at the front of the start line with less experienced and beginner athletes lining up towards the back.

For 2013 there will be wave starts spaced 1 minute apart:
WAVE 1: Expert & Arms
WAVE 2: 29 & Under
WAVE 3: 30-39
WAVE 4: 40-49
WAVE 5: 50 & Over

FINISH LINE
Athletes will paddle into a kayak/SUP dismount area where competitors will jump out of their boats, run out of the water and sprint a short distance through the finish line. This part of the race is sure to be very entertaining to watch!

COMPETITOR’S MEETING
All competitors are asked to gather at the announcers podium for a riders meeting at 7:30am.

TIMING
The event will be chip timed with mats in three locations: the start line, entrance or exit of the transition area, and the finish line.

CHECK-IN DATES
All participants must check-in to receive Race Packet & Race Bib. Check-In times are June 7 from 3-8 p.m. at the M22 shop in Glen Arbor (6298 W. Western Ave, M22), and June 8 from 6:30-7 a.m. at the Event Site (please check-in on the 7th if at all possible).

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