The M-22 Challenge : bike – run – paddle : Are you up to the Challenge?
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Sixth Annual M-22 Challenge - 8AM Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Glen Arbor, MI

M22 Challenge is proud to announce North Peak Brewing Company as our 2014 presenting sponsor!

Kayak, Bike & SUP Rentals (with delivery) are available prior to the race through Crystal River Outfitters. Please CLICK HERE to reserve your kayak or email to reserve your SUP or Bike.

GIVING BACK - M22 and the M22 Challenge have donated a portion of proceeds to the Leelanau Conservancy from day one. Be proud to know with every entry fee money is being used to keep our beautiful area protected.

Learn more about the CHORDOMA FOUNDATION and how they are leading the charge to find a cure for this rare skull and spine cancer.

2013 age group race results can be found HERE and overall finish results HERE

Keri Pawielski sweeps the M-22 Challenge for the Fifth Year in a Row and Jeff Smoke reclaims the Overall Mens Division once again. POST-RACE MEDIA RELEASE

CLICK HERE to read what some of the athletes had to say about past events.



Be prepared for LOTS of traffic and long lines to park the morning of the event. All competitors and spectators are asked to park in either the “Dune Climb” parking lot, the “North” lot, or the “South” lot – no parking is allowed at the event site or on the side of the road (Park […]

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Course 1- Run

2013 M22 Challenge Run Portion: 2.5 miles The event will commence with the running portion. We will once again begin with a shotgun start in the south-bound lane of M-109. Athletes will pass through the starting line and continue into the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Competitors will then face an approximately 100 yard climb […]

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Course 2- Bike

2013 M22 Challenge Bike Portion: 17 miles Once athletes complete the run portion of the event, they will enter the south end of the transition area to gear up for the 17 mile bike ride. There will be a designated area where competitors can mount their bike and head straight north on M-109. This road […]

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Course 3- Paddle

  2013 M22 Challenge Paddle Portion: 2.5 miles Once athletes finish with the biking portion, they will pass through the staging area, pick up their paddle craft, and launch into the water for a 2.5mile paddle. The course begins by heading directly south to a designated point. Athletes will make a left-hand turn around a buoy […]

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