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Race Director Pat Dwyer

For the 41st time, runners from all over will gather at Clark Lake for this annual event.  Traditionally it is held on the same weekend as Raft-O-Rama.  This year’s run will take place on Saturday, August 6th.

Run Director Pat Dwyer comments “all runners want to run their best in an Olympic year.”  He says Run Clark Lake once again “promises to deliver excitement and memories.”  That could certainly be said of last year’s Run Clark Lake.  Famed marathon champion Bill Rodgers was a crowd favorite the night before, and participated in the race the next day.  To review the 2015 race, click here.

Run 12k start meta

Here is the schedule of events for 2016, all of which take place at the Beach Bar, 3509 Ocean Beach Road:

Friday, August 5
6 pm – 8 pm, Packet pick-up and pre-registration at the Beach Bar

Saturday, August 6
7 am – 8:15 am Race day registration and packet pick-up
8:30 am 12k Run start
8:35 am 5k Run start
8:36 am 5k Walk start
9:50 am 3/4k Kids Run start
10 am Awards Ceremony

Click here for online registration and printable entry forms.  Online registration may be done through August 3.  Make checks payable to Clark Lake Spirit, 702 Hague Ave., Jackson, MI 49203. Entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Scroll further down for the race routes.

RCL 16 age groups


RCL 16 cash awards

Run Clark Lake 2016 entry form psRun map0001ps