Although the race is in the Manistee National Forest and near to a small community you will still find hotels, cabins and even campgrounds scattered close enough to get to the race on time and far enough to enjoy some of the local Northern Michigan flavor.

Official runner camping area

Camping for runners near runners 1 mile away from the start/finish area. If you are looking for just the right atmosphere come race weekend and you like to camp in tents, trailers or have a large home on wheels we have camping 1 mile from the race start/finish area provided by race participants the Robbins. We even put a portable restroom on site for use. There are no showers, just a large field, a large campfire and a large bunch of runners that love to share race stories and make new friends. Space is first come first serve and the address of where to camp is: 2500 Udell Hills Road, Manistee MI. No reservations are required, just show up and if there is room your in.

Other accommodations

Cabins: Cabins by the Pond
Distance from race: 2 miles
Contact #: (231) 723-9003

Cabins: Pine Lake Villa
Distance from race: 3.1 miles
Contact #: (231) 848-4505

Cabins: Lightkeepers Inn
Distance from race: 3.2 miles
Contact #: (231) 848-7170

Cabins: Kerry Kabin
Distance from race: 4 miles
Contact #: (231) 645-7368

Cabins: High Bridge Cabins
Distance from race: 4.8 miles
Contact #: (231) 848-4199

Cabins: Northwood Cabins
Distance from race: 6 miles
Contact #: (231) 848-4573

Cabins: Tippy Dam Road Cabins & Campground
Distance from race: 7.4 miles
Contact #: (231) 848-4448

Cabins: Manistee River Lodge
Distance from race: 7.8 miles
Contact #: (231) 848-4844

Cabins: Twin Oaks Campground & Cabins
Distance from race: 11.6 miles
Contact #: (231) 848-4124

Cabins: Highway 31 Cabins
Distance from race: 13.2 miles
Contact #: (231) 464-5351

Hotel: Manistee National Golf Resort
Distance from race: 24.4 miles
Contact #: (800) 867-2604

Start/Finish area camping:

Unfortunately there is no camping at the start/finish area of the race due to restrictions from the US Forest Service. This will be strictly enforced by the Forest Service. See above for the runner camping area.

Airports around the area:

Airport Name: Manistee County Blacker Airport
City: Manistee, MI
Distance from race: 20 miles
Contact #: (231) 723-4351
Type: Small local airport

Airport Name: Wexford County Airport
City: Cadillac, MI
Distance from race: 40 miles
Contact #: (231) 779-9525
Type: Small local airport

Airport Name: Cherry Capital Aiport
City: Traverse City, MI
Distance from race: 59 miles
Contact #: (231) 947-2250
Type: Medium size airport

Airport Name: Gerald R. Ford International Airport
City: Grand Rapids, MI
Distance from race: 134 miles
Contact #: (616) 233-6000
Type: Large international airport