Posted on November 9th, 2023 by Bill Bowen
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 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 mostly flat and fast course consists 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.
Runners unable to make it into Holland for race day can still participate by completing the virtual race. All virtual runners earn a commemorative race medal.
Holland Haven Marathon is proud to support Camp Geneva – Charity Partner 2024.