Full Marathon (26.2) Miles

September 8th, 2019

Holland Haven Marathon runners experience the beautiful coast of Lake Michigan as they travel from Grand Haven to Holland.  This point-to-point marathon follows Lakeshore Drive past summer cottages and over majestic hills right into downtown Holland.  The early September weekend allows for mild weather and a last chance to qualify for the Boston Marathon.  Boston qualifying hopefuls love this opportunity to make the cut only one day before registration opens.  The 26.2 mile course is USATF certified as a Boston qualifier.

 
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This was my second year participating in the Holland haven events. Last year i did my first half marathon at this event. And this year i completed my first full marathon. The view over the lake is awesome and gives you something to take your mind off of what you’re doing (trying not to die). The volunteers are great. Also the way the course is layed out is pretty cool. It has mild rollers throughout the course. Not crazy hilly but not boring flat either. Not once are you running in the road with the cars. This is one of the races that I will always participate in year after year.
— Sam Campbell (Facebook 9/11/17)

Full Marathon Course