Earth, Wind & Tired Race Information

Everything You Need to Know about the race

Packet Pick-up 

9:00am – 10:45am Saturday

Race Start

One wave start at 11:00am sharp


Packet pick-up will be at the start/finish line located at the Muskegon State Park beach house. (About .25 miles south off of Memorial Drive on the Lake Michigan beach)

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Parking is available at the beach house. A State Park Recreation Passport is required to park inside the State Park, including the Sports Complex. See details about the Recreation Passport

Race Format 

The race will begin with a one wave start. Timing is carried out by Runner’s Edge. You will receive your race bib in your race packet before the race. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded to both males and females with the lowest times in each of the following age divisions: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+. The awards ceremony will commence at the Sports Complex lodge after all racers have finished

What if the weather is bad?

This race is designed for racers to experience Mother Nature at her best… or worst. The race will continue rain or shine. In the event of thunder or lighting, the race will be postponed until officials are assured runners will be safe.

Where can my friends and family watch the race?

Your fans are welcome to view the race anywhere along the course as long as they don’t interfere with racers. The most accessible location will be at the start/finish line at the beach house.

What happens after the race?

After you finish we hope you’ll stick around and spend the afternoon with us for some fun at the Sports Complex. The awards ceremony will begin around 12:30pm. The after party begins at 1:00pm with food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and live entertainment from Chris Cordle and Julia & the Greensides under the tent at the Sports Complex. The party will go until 3:00pm. All ages are welcome. You do not have to be a racer to join us at the after party so feel friend to invite lots of friends!


First aid and emergency precautions 

Race officials trained in first aid and emergency response will be located throughout the course with first aid kits, two-way radios, emergency equipment and an AED defibrillator.