Choose your distance: the 10K+ and Half Marathon will each take you through twisted tree-covered trails, forested dunes, beautiful waterfront vistas, the friendly streets of Saugatuck-Douglas, and to the summit of the tallest dune in town. Both courses are a unique, epic challenge that will test your endurance, strength, and mental toughness.

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind race that you can’t find anywhere else.

All proceeds from the Mt. Baldhead Challenge will go directly toward the Boys & Girls Club of Saugatuck/Douglas. This race will change your life, but your entry will change the lives of others.

Registration begins Saturday, May 15th.


10K+ (7 miles)

  • This scenic 7-mile course is perfect for runners of all levels who want to push themselves to complete an awesome challenge.
  • 3 miles (50%) of trails
  • 50% water views
  • 750 ft cumulative elevation gain


Half Marathon

  • This epic 13.1-mile course with waterfront views of Lake Michigan is the ultimate challenge.
  • 5 miles (38%) of trails
  • 50% water views
  • 1050 ft cumulative elevation gain
  • location_on Oval Beach
    690 Perryman St
    Saugatuck , MI

690 Perryman St, Saugatuck, MI