Race Information

Mt. Baldhead Challenge
Saugatuck, MI
Allegan County
Sep 11, 2021 - Saturday
12M, 7.5M trail run
  • Details from event's RunSignUp.com listing:
    New for 2021 is our virtual Personal Challenge offering those who may be out of town, who have schedule conflicts, or don't yet feel comfortable in taking on the trails in-person an opportunity to share in the challenge.  For those opting to join us that way, you'll have 10 days to cover at least the 5.5 mile distance and climb the equivalent number of stairs wherever they may be.  We just ask that you share a photo and report your success in rising to the Challenge.  Your packet will be shipped to you.
    And importantly, every dollar of net proceeds from the registrations fees and donations go directly to support the newly launched Boys & Girls Club for Saugatuck-Douglas, bringing much-needed after school and summer enrichment to local kids, especially to those who need it most. The COVID-19 has affected our children significantly and the Club is proving a way to ensure they are able to remain socially engaged, mentored in their schooling and able to join in activities that foster their mental and physical growth. 
    In our 21st year, the well-being of our runners, our volunteers and the community at-large is paramount.  Yes, we've adopted changes to make the events safer while striving for a beautiful and challenging experience.  Centered at Oval Beach along the shore of Lake Michigan, the location provides ample social distancing at both our start and finish lines.  The courses make for tough trail runs, but with less road distance, though more sand to traverse, and of course, featuring the dreaded three-hundred-two (302) Mt Baldhead stairs.  
    • ONLINE—Online at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Saugatuck/MtBaldheadChallenge
    • or https://runnersedgeracetiming.com/index.asp?level=EventCalendar 
    • BY MAIL—Postmarked by August 15th and mailed to: PO Box 211, Douglas MI 49406-0211
    • If entered as an option when selecting your giveaway and add-on purchase, all items will be mailed to the address provided at sign-up.   Packet Pick-up will be available on Thursday and Friday, September 9th and 10th, at the Saugatuck Brewing Company.  Packet Pick-up will not be available the morning of the event. 
    Ultimate Multi-Partner Challenge and Ultimate Lifetime Challenge Participants
    •  All those who registered in 2020 for one of our exclusive packages are required to register for this year's events.  Your entry is guaranteed. Although the number of runners will be capped, your entry is ensured.
    • Do not forget to also register your running buddy. 
    •  You may select any one of the three events as you register.  It is your option to your favored distance and whether virtual option suits you best. 
    • For those having selected 
    • Ultimate Multi-Partner Challenge participants remember to apply your coupon and apply your buddy's coupon when registering to gain entry to run the 2021 Mount Baldhead Challenge with them for FREE. 
    • Ultimate Lifetime Challenge participants remember to apply your coupon to receive complimentary Mount Baldhead Challenge registrations for life. 
    Timing and Scoring
    • Timing and  scoring will be done by our race partners at Runners Edge Race Timing.  Those participating in the Ultimate (virtual) Challenge may post their times for the 5.5 mile run, but it is not required.  We only ask that for those who complete both the distance and stair climb components report that accomplishment, and upload a photo of the stairs that are climbed.. Of course, we'd like to see your photos and for you to share your experiences with the Mt Baldhead Challenge community.  Also, please feel free to post to your favorite social media.  

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  • Added to our Directory
    Aug 11, 2002
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    Jun 6, 2021
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