Holland Haven Marathon

September 8th, 2019


Full Marathon (26.2 Miles)

The Holland Haven Marathon is a unique event which traverses the shores of Lake Michigan.  Runners will experience the beautiful lake shore as they travel from Grand Haven to Holland. 

Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)

The 13.1 mile Holland Haven Half Marathon begins at Camp Geneva.  Runners will follow the scenic Lakeshore Drive past the beaches and into the City of Holland.

8K Race (5 Miles)

An 8K race is a great segue from the 5K to a 10K or half marathon.  Runners looking to step up to a longer introductory race will love the 8K distance.  Great fun for the family!

I visited Holland from the UK to run the Holland Haven Marathon, and was so impressed with the organization. It had the personal touch of a smaller race with the professionalism of a major. The email comms before the race were really nice too. My first time running in Michigan and my first race in the US I would sign up again in a heartbeat! Thanks guys.”
— Will Salt (Facebook 10/19/18)

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Information about Holland Haven

Holland Haven Marathon runners experience the beautiful coast of Lake Michigan as they travel from Grand Haven to Holland.  This USATF certified, point-to-point marathon follows Lakeshore Drive past the summer cottages right into downtown Holland.  The early September weekend allows for mild weather and a final opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon.  Boston qualifying hopefuls can make the cut only one day before registration opens.  

The Holland Haven Half Marathon begins at Camp Geneva along the Lake Michigan coastline.  Runners follow the scenic Lakeshore Drive past the beaches and into the City of Holland. The flat and fast course is comprised of paved bike paths along Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa.  This one-way race is one-of-a-kind in West Michigan, uniting communities in a unique event.

The Holland Haven 8K race is a great segue into longer distance races. The 8K race is a flat, out-and-back course.  As a mid-distance road race, it is accessible enough for the novice runner yet incredibly challenging to experienced racers.  All ages are welcome to run or walk the race.

The Team Runner series allows runners to form teams of 4 to 8 runners. Coed teams are allowed and there are no age restrictions. All Team Runners on the same team must run individually within the same race. Each Team Runner is scored based on their individual age group placing.  Total Team Runner score for the team is the sum of the best 4 finishing places for that team.

The after party celebration for runners is at the all new Holland Civic Center. There is local beer, local cider, local food, live music and the race expo.  Every race finisher receives a commemorative race medal.  Those completing all 3 race distances in separate years earn the coveted Trifecta Medal.

My first time running this one. If you haven’t run this one yet you should! I would love to see this race grow. Very well organized and a pretty course. Was fun to see the assortment of fun snacks at water stations too (who doesn’t like blueberries or bacon). This one includes great food and beer at the finish - free for all including your family!
— Amy Greving (Facebook 9/9/18)