The Charlevoix Marathon has been named as one of the top running events in the US by Serious Running Magazine and is a Boston qualifying race! The staging area is the beautiful downtown area of Charlevoix on Michigan Ave. and W. Dixon, one—half block north of the drawbridge. All courses will take you through fantastic residential tree lined neighborhoods. The courses are primarily flat and shaded most of the way, with a few inclines. The Marathon course has a few inclines and a hill at about the 7 mile marker. You can expect a very scenic race with some of the most breathtaking views available on any course.