News & Results
The 7th Annual Traverse City Turkey Trot for Charities is only 4 days away and Byte Productions is honored to be apart of the family-friendly run/walk again this year.
With online registration closing tomorrow, November 25th at noon. We will be able to start assembling packets and preparing Thirlby Field for the Trot.
This year, was my first year on the board for the Turkey Trot and I found it was amazing just how much time and effort goes into planning this race. So many organizations donate their time, money and goods to make Thanksgiving morning special for so many families throughout Traverse City.
If you haven't registered yet, now is the time to do so. You can now register now at https://events.bytepro.net/TraverseCityTurkeyTrotforCharity2014.
Registration can also be done at the door at packet pick-up Wednesday, November 26th 5-7pm or Thanksgiving morning 7:30-8:30am at an increased rate.
Look forward to seeing everyone there!
The 2nd Annual Here's Mud In Your Eye will be held at Timber Ridge next Saturday, September 27th at 12pm.
Last year, Byte sponsored an obstacle at the event that had racers climbing hills and sliding into ice cold water. Sue, Amy, Tim & Ken were all there along with special guests Darth Vader and Chewbacca (shown in photo).
This year, we will be involved by pouring beer to thirsty racers post race and we think this is the perfect job for our team.
The 2nd Annual Here's Mud In Your Eye will feature new, exciting obstacles and opportunities to compete not only as an indivudal but also as a duo or team.
Registration will be open until Thursday, September 25th at noon. So be sure to grab some friends and register early.
The Vineyard to Bay 25K, relay & fun run 5K happened yesterday in beautiful Leelanau County. Our friends at Endurance Evolution supplied timing at the event and byteEvents provided online registration.
Calling all kayaks, SUPs & canoes! RaceTC is hosting another great water sport event in Traverse City, MI.
The Boardman River Open will feature two courses, a 5 mile down river challenge for beginners from Schoecks Camp to Brown Bridge Landing and a 16 mile down river race for experts which ends in Beitner Park.
Race date is Saturday, August 30th at 8 am. Pre-register online to secure a t-shirt at race day.
For more information, visit RaceTC.com. The website will help you determine which class you should compete in and answer many of the questions you may have if you are participating in a RACETC event for the first time.
Many of our followers have asked if the Suttons Bay Floatilla will happen again this year. Because the Guinness World Record was broken last year, there will be no event until a competing city breaks the Suttons Bay record.
If you participated last year in Floatilla and had a blast, the Boardman River Open is a great way to get out on your canoe, kayak or SUP Labor Day weekend in Traverse City.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Beaver Island Half Marathon & Paradise Bay 5K
Saturday, August 30, 2014 (Labor Day Weekend)
10 & 11 A.M.
Beaver Island, MI
The Beaver Island half marathon will cover the 13.1 miles over a variety of surfaces and beautifully changing scenery. The course will start downtown at Paradise Bay near the Beaver Island Ferry dock and head south along the paved Kings Highway. This will give way to a turn to the west on a good gravel road coursing around beautiful Barney’s Lake.
Near the half way mark the course changes to wonderful trail through the woods finally coming out along the west side of the island running with Lk. Michigan on your left. This gravel road will bring you back east along Font Lake before reaching town. The last portion of the run will be back on paved road through town along Paradise Bay back to the start/finish.
RaceTC's Power Island RAPA NUI race happened this past Saturday, August 2nd.
Racers paddled from Bower's Harbor to Power Island, ran to the south tip of the island and back, then continued to paddle back to Bower's Harbor.
This was RaceTC's second race of the summer, the first being the Paddle Across West Bay in June. Race Director Daniel Novak hopes to make these annual events for SUP, kayak and canoe enthusiasts.
Here are the race results from the Power Island RAPA NUI.
The Meijer Festival of Races 5K, 10K, 15K & half marathon took place on Saturday with over 2900 racers participating.
Results have been published and you can find them at http://results.xacte.com/?mid=433.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this race and look forward to having you sign-up through Byte again next year!
Our friends at Up North Media who host popular Traverse City events such as the Traverse City Turkey Trot & Here's Mud In Your Eye 5K are hosting a new youth only triathlon taking place right here in Northern Michigan.
The event will take place on Saturday, September 6th at 8 am and host two age cateogories, 12 & under as well as 13-18 and all of the events will be held at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center.
The Traverse City Youth Triathlon will benefit TCAPS and is open to any registrant with a helmet and the abilty to swim without assistance.
This will be the perfect event for any child looking to compete on a new and exciting level! Please spread the word and let parents of young athletes know about this upcoming event.
Cost is $30 online, $40 day of.
More information can be found at www.upnmedia.com.
The past Fourth of July weekend was packed with beaches, air shows, BBQs and of course running races!
The annual Beulah Firecracker 5K hosted by the Crystal Lake Community Business Association was held in downtown Beulah, MI on the morning of the 4th of July and over 200 racers started their day off on the right foot by running or walking 3.1 miles.
Here are the race results.
New This Year - The Meijer Festival of Races Half Marathon
The 5K & 15K have been crowd pleasers for years as everyone feels like a winner as the runners are cheered on by those setting up for the parade down Front Street directly after the race.
This year, the return of the 10K and inaugural half marathon have joined the race line-up which is sure to attract runners interested in long distances!
Race maps have been posted for the 5K, 10K, & 15K and a short video teaser has been published for the half marathon. The half marathon course appears to be going through some private property on old mission and the scenary looks AMAZING!