Run just one race or go for the Trifecta!

Join us for a weekend of remarkable trail running with the 3rd annual Treetops Trifecta November 2-3, 2019 in Gaylord, Michigan.

Participate in one event or all three for the Trifecta.

The Treetops Trifecta is a micro-stage race with 5K, Hill Climb, and Half Marathon events over two days.  The weekend begins on Saturday morning with a 5K on newly crafted single track on our main property.  This is followed by a 1K Hill Climb on ski area Saturday afternoon.  The event concludes on Sunday morning with a half marathon staged at the North property with an ultra scenic course that includes single track through the Headwaters Conservancy Sturgeon River Preserve and Project Nature, a landscape that offers stunning views of the Sturgeon River Valley and the Vanderbilt Highlands.


5K - Newly constructed single track on the grounds incorporating sections of the alpine ski area and forests near the Masterpiece Golf Course. The course is beautiful and challenging.

5K Start: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019, Main Property

Hill Climb - An undulating 1K climb starting at the eastern base of the alpine ski area and winding up a combination of 6 ski runs to finish at the summit, just west of the Legends on the Hill Restaurant. There is a modest 300 ft in elevation gain making this hill climb an accessible event for the new hill climber. The course, especially the finish area is spectator friendly.

Hill Climb Start: 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019, Eastern base of the Alpine Ski Hill.  

Half Marathon - A gorgeous and eclectic course that begins near the North Clubhouse. It follows a combination of fairway forests, dirt service roads before entering the Headwaters Conservancy single track at three miles. The Headwaters single track takes runners on an intimate path near the Sturgeon River. Runners leave the Headwaters Conservancy and crossing Whitmarsh Road into the Project Nature lands. Here runners will again visit tranquil single track along the Sturgeon River, challenging climbs up to high ridges overlooking the river valley as well as some fast sections along dirt forest road. After a six mile tour of the Project Nature lands runners return via alternative single track through the Headwaters Conservancy and back to the finish via fairway forests.
Half Marathon Start: 9:00 a.m. Sunday, November 3, 2019 Treetops North Clubhouse

Race Fees

Race fees include:

  • Custom long sleeve ecological fabric shirt.
  • Post race refreshments.

Until 11:00 p.m. August 24, 2019

  • 5K - $35
  • Hill Climb - $30
  • Half Marathon - $70
  • Trifecta - $110

Until 8:00 p.m. November 1, 2019

  • 5K - $40
  • Hill Climb - $35
  • Half Marathon - $75
  • Trifecta - $120
Packet Pick Up
  • Where: The Lodge, Treetops Main Property
  • When: Friday, November 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Race Day Saturday: 8:30 - 9:30 at the Ski Services Building at the base of the ski hill
  • Race Day Sunday: 8:00 - 8:45 at the North Clubhouse
Age Groups
EventAge Groups
11-14,15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Hill Climb
11-14,15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Half Marathon
13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

EventTop Three in Each Age GroupAll Runners
Great Lakes Endurance Merino Wool Trail Socks
Custom long sleeve race shirts
Hill Climb
One pound blocks of Oak Grove Artisan Cheese
Half MarathonGLE Nordic Ski Hats
Maas Farms Maple Syrup to Top Ten Women and Men

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