The 4th annual Dune Dash

Join us for the fourth annual Dune Dash 4-mile run/walk on Saturday, August 15th. The race course showcases the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Starting and finishing at the base of the Dune Climb, runners follow the flat, paved Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail past rolling dunes and beautiful forests to the turn around point at historic Glen Haven. Don’t miss your chance to experience what will soon be known as one of the most beautiful scenic runs in Michigan if not the country.

All proceeds from this event will go to the continued construction and maintenance of Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. The trail has been cleared since the big storm on Sunday, August 2nd. The stretch between Glen Haven & Glen Arbor is still closed but is expected to open very soon. This closure will not affect the Dune Dash route.


A 4-mile run/walk along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. (Course)


The race will start and finish at the Dune Climb in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. (map)


The race starts at 9am Saturday, August 15, 2015.

Who Benefits

All proceeds from this event will go to support the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

What’s the cost?

Adult 18 and up $30
Teen 13-17 $20
Child 12 and under $15

NOTE: Prices go up by $5 after August 13th. The Sleeping Bear Dunes charge an entrance fee of $10 per vehicle if you do not already possess a park pass.

Visit for all the event details, online registration and volunteer information.