Festivals, Parades, Holiday Events and More in the Benzie Area
There are many reasons to Visit Benzie and Stay In Benzie. Below you will find a list of events in the Benzie Area which are hosted or sponsored by local groups and organizations. Because we are a 'Four Season Playground' you will find activities and events throughout the year.
Betsie Bay Frozen 5K
A fun 5k in the midst of February! For crazy runners who are willing to face 10-degree temperatures and 30-mph gusts off Lake Michigan. Can you handle it?
5K - Run or Walk
Snow or Shine!
All ages welcome!
$20 Pre-Registration Fee; $25 Race-Day Registration Fee.
Online registration: http://bit.ly/bbf5k18
Proceeds support community-focused projects, locally and globally! Awards for 1st Place Overall and Age-Group winners! All entries receive shirt and medal!
The course starts at the top of Elberta’s beautiful lookout of Lake Michigan and continues down the hill through Elberta, around the bend, along Betsie Bay via scenic M-22, then heads into Frankfort at Main Street with a finish at the other end of downtown, just before you reach the lighthouse.
Race day registration will take place Saturday, February 17th, from 8:30-9:30am at the American Legion Hall(VFW), 206 Main Street, Frankfort, MI, 49635. Restrooms, coffee, and heat will be available for runners during registration and also after the race during an award ceremony.
Bussing will be provided to the start line, following the 5k route (backwards, of course - sorry no dogs allowed on bus). If you can find a ride to the start, please do, as bus space is VERY limited. There is parking at the start line.
Please contact BetsieBayFrozen5k@gmail.com with any questions.
P.S. This race was formed and remains a fun something-to-do for friends on a Saturday in February. Proceed with a smile. It's also been known to be dog-friendly for friendly dogs.