The M-22 Challenge is a multi-discipline event based in beautiful Leelanau County in Northern Michigan. Designed to challenge athletes against the natural terrain and environmental elements of the area, the challenge is open to first time racers and seasoned athletes.
Beginning with a 2 mile run, participants climb their way up the steep and sandy Sleeping Bear Dunes overlooking the area and Lake Michigan. After a rewarding view at the top, runners will get catch their breath on run down and back to the event site.
Next, participants will transition to a 17 mile bike race around Big and Little Glen Lake. Riders will cover a stretch along M-22 and pass Inspiration Point before taking to the water.
The most exciting part of the event takes place on the water and it doesn’t involve swimming. Participants will transition to a short and exciting paddle event where kayaks, stand up paddleboards, surfski’s, or any watercraft powered with only one handheld paddle is allowed. This is sure to be an unforgettable event.
Are you up to the Challenge?
Register for the run, bike, paddle, event to be held in Northern Michigan’s Leelanau County on June 20th, 2009 presented by the Broneah brothers, M-22.