Michael’s Place Spring Challenge
Walk. Bike. Paddle. Run…..Or Mix & Match.
You Choose Your Adventure.

Saturday, May 20 – Monday, May 29, 2023
Kick-Off Event: Saturday, May 20, 2023


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Join Us For A Special Challenge!


Michael’s Place is excited to announce the return of our fun, family-friendly spring challenge. Walk. Bike. Paddle. Run. Or Mix & Match – you can choose your own adventure combo to achieve 20 miles during the event dates of May 20 – May 29.  


This is not your average fun run – all ages and fitness levels can join in.  Grab your family and friends and join the challenge!



Challenge Event: Saturday, May 20 – Monday, May 29, 2023

Registration: Opens Monday, April 3, 2023 – Free t-shirts for all participants who register by Monday, April 24th.

Kick-Off Event: Saturday, May 20, 2023 – See details below.

Tribute Bike Ride: Wenesday, May 24th – See details below.




About Registration:

ALL registrants will get a fun swag bag, but Early Bird registrants will also get a FREE T-SHIRT! The deadline for the Early Bird is April 24th.


$35 per registrant – Adult Choose Your Adventure: Walk. Bike. Paddle. Run. Or Mix & Match!
Registrants can participate individually, or with a team.  Gather a team of 4 or more and receive $5 off each participant’s registration!


$20 per registrant – Kids & Family Choose Your Adventure: Walk. Bike. Paddle. Run. Or Mix & Match!
We encourage you to participate as a family! Registrants under 18 and their family members can register at the discounted rate of $20, which means adults save $15 on their registration.


If you would like to learn more about this challenge, register as a participant, or gather a team HEAD TO THE RACE PAGE!




Launch Event: Saturday, May 20th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Hull Park in Traverse City. Join us for a fun event to kick off the challenge. We will have food, sponsor vendors, family-friendly events and activities, along with prize drawings! T-shirts and swag bags will be available for pick-up at the event. Head to our Launch Event page for more information.


Tribute Bike Ride: Wednesday, May 24th, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Palmer Woods in Maple City. Our Challenge Sponsor, Suttons Bay Bikes is hosting a guided Tribute Bike Ride for participants to join in memory of a loved one, or simply in support of Michael’s Place. All ages can be a part of this with one loop easy enough for even little ones. Details to come.


Rewards & Prizes: There are several fun rewards and prizes for all of our participants, including referral rewards, “mini-challenges,” and photo contests! Participate in a mini challenge or enter one of the photo contests for a chance to win! Visit our Rewards & Prizes tab for more information.



Thank You to Our Sponsors!