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  • Snowmobiling
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  • Indoor Water Playground
  • Winter Microbrew Festival
  • Indoor Golf

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  • Sunday Brunch in Aerie Restaurant
  • Traverse City Hunting & Fishing Expo
  • Spring Sip 'n Savor Wine Event
  • Bayshore Marathon
  • Old Mission Blossom Days Wine Event
  • Traverse City Shopping Spree
  • Self-Guided Foodie Tour
  • Dennos Museum Center
  • Indoor Tennis
  • Gaming at Turtle Creek Casino

Summer Activities

  • Swimming at the Beach Club
  • Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • Elk Rapids Harbor Days
  • Watersport Rentals at the Beach Club
  • 54-Holes of Championship Golf
  • Ice cream at Dylan's Candy Bar
  • Summer Microbrew Festival
  • Fishing
  • National Cherry Festival
  • Traverse City Film Festival

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  • Scenic Fall Golf
  • Detroit Red Wings Training Camp
  • Fall Tennis
  • Bike the TART Trail
  • Take a Spa-cation
  • Microbrew Tour
  • Group Wine Tour
  • Iceman Cometh Mountain Bike Race
  • Fall Color Tour
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Stars, Stripes and Splatter- a 5K Color Race

Saturday July 4, 2015


Join us Saturday July 4 for Stars, Stripes and Splatter- A 5k Color Race! This is a color run style event with six color stations featuring patriotic colors.

The 3.1 mile course will start at Jazz Live Field on the grounds of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and loop back to the start area, with all portions of the race staying on Resort property. The race will be comprised of a two loop circuit of the course. The race will be followed by an after party with refreshments and a spray down area.

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Start Time: 10:00 am

Race Entrance Fee: $25 Before March 31

$30 April - May

$35 June - July 3, 2015

Entrance fee includes race registration, cotton T-shirt, sunglasses and patriotic swag.


A prize will be awarded for the Best Dressed Runner!

Packet Pick-up:

July 4, 9:00-9:30am at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa- Jazz Live Field

Day of Race Registration:

9:00-9:30am at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa- Jazz Live Field

Event Notes:

  • This is a Fun Run and will not be chip timed.
  • This is not a closed course. Headphones are discouraged.
  • No pets please.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the The Stars Stripes and Splatters 5k?

It is a 3.1 mile race that is self-timed. It is child friendly for all ages.

Where will the race start?

The race will be starting at the white tent on the resort property.

The 5k boundaries will be marked with flags to show runners where to go.

What am I getting splattered with?

Along the path, there will be 6 stations where the patrons will be getting splattered with patriotic colors. This corn starch is food grade and non-harmful to a person’s skin and we will have a rinsing station for the runners to use after their big finish.

What should I wear?

This race is to celebrate Americas Independence! You should wear patriotic clothing to represent the USA! We will have some patriotic accessories at your packet pick up station for you to deck yourself out in red white and blue.

Where do I register?

Registration will end July 3rd at 10:00 pm. Patrons may register online here: https://events.bytepro.net/starsstripessplatter.  You may also register at the health club desk located in the resort near the Spa.

Is the race timed?

The race is not timed. Although, we will have stop watches that patrons are welcome to use at their leisure.

What if I have ADA needs?

If you have specific needs please contact the health club desk to make prior arrangements.

Will there be refunds due to weather?

Unfortunately, we will not be giving refunds if you choose not to run. In severe conditions the race will not continue.

Can I bring a camera?

Yes, you are more than welcome to take pictures of your patriotic experience. We do recommend using a disposable camera or a protective cover. The resort will also have a professional photographer to capture those awesome moments.

How do I get my shirt to stay colored?

Take the shirt home and spray it with vinegar then iron it. This will preserve the color in the shirt.

May I bring my pet?

Please, no pets allowed during this run.

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