Michigan Runner Girl Weekend

May 4-7, 2017

Michigan Runner Girl Running Weekend

May 4-7, 2017

Michigan Runner Girls Heather and PamRunning, rest, relaxation and rejuvenation -- this is what you'll experience when you join us for our second Michigan Runner Girl - Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Running Weekend on May 4-7, 2017.

Held in beautiful northern Michigan, at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, near Traverse City, your all-inclusive weekend includes time to connect on the road and trail with fellow Michigan Runner Girls, as well as delicious (and healthy) food, locally-crafted drinks, inspiring speakers, Old Mission Peninsula wine tour, and ample downtime (various spa options, bonfires and quiet time to simply sit back and share in a low-key and comfortable setting.)

Michigan Runner GirlsHeather Durocher, founder of MichiganRunnerGirl.com, and Pam Carrigan, a certified personal trainer and runner, are your hosts for the weekend. The event is capped at 36, so be sure to sign up sooner rather than later. Grab a group of friends, come with your best running friend, or join us solo -- you're sure to make amazing new friends and come away with new running partners, we're sure of it! We are looking forward to meeting everyone and spending some quality, healthy time together!

Featured Speakers-

Luke Humphrey, Owner, Head Coach Hansons Running

Luke Humphrey elite runner, coach, and author of Hansons Marathon and Half Marathon Method books will be joining us Saturday at lunch to talk all things running.

Culinary Expert Ali Lopez

Ali Lopez is a northern Michigan runner, chef and health coach. She teaches culinary classes at Oryana in Traverse City and also works with Fustini's on recipe development. You can learn more about her at her web site Healthy Chef Ali. She's a regular contributor to MichiganRunnerGirl.com -- read her latest post featuring 3 savory sweet potato recipes here.

Priscilla Hansma, Owner SheActive Boutique

Priscilla will provide a sneak-peek at the latest in women’s stylish & comfortable athletic wear.

Jennifer Cutler, Owner Pure Pilates

Jennifer is a Certified STOTT PILATES® Pilates instructor, teaching since 2000. She is trained in mat, reformer, cadillac, and stability chair. Jennifer is also a certified personal trainer through AFAA and will lead us through a Pilates class on Sunday morning.

Michael and Libby Robold, co-directors of Yoga for Health Education in Traverse City

Michael and Libby Robold will teach our Friday morning yoga class.

The Michigan Runner Girl package starts at $833* per person for two people staying in the Tower.

Coming with a friend or three?

You are welcome to have more than one guest in your room. Three people staying in the Tower would pay $743 per person. Four people staying in the Tower together would pay $698 per person. We would not recommend more than four.

What if I would prefer the two-night option, arriving Friday instead of Thursday?

This is totally cool with us. You may arrive Friday afternoon for check-in (3 p.m.) and join us for our fabulous Friday night activities (MRG “pajama party” and dinner with Chef Ali Lopez) — this would be a great time to join us if a 2-night stay works better with your schedule. You’ll then enjoy all of the awesome activities happening the remainder of the weekend!

Package includes:

  • 3 or 2 Nights Accommodations
  • 1 Breakfast Buffets at Sweetwater American Bistro
  • 2 Breakfasts in the Old Mission Peninsula Suite (1 Breakfast for 2 Night Package)
  • Old Mission Peninsula Winery tour and lunch (Not included in 2 Night Package)
  • 1 Dinner at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge
  • 1 Dinner curated by Chef Ali in the Old Mission Peninsula Suite
  • 2 Guided runs
  • Yoga/Pilates classes
  • Informative sessions on delicious pre- and post-run snacks and meals, presented by trained chef and runner Ali Lopez.
  • Discussions with physical therapists on injury-free running
  • Goodie bag, filled with sweet swag, to help you enjoy the weekend
  • Commemorative gift to take home, to remember the fantastic time you had and the new friends you made
  • 1 of the spa treatments below per person:

    50 min Relaxation Massage
    50 min Cherry Infused Massage
    50 min Just the Two of Us Massage
    50 min Mother to Be Massage
    Sugar Body Butter Scrub
    Cherry Honey Glow
    Stress Relief Wrap
    Spa Grand Traverse Customized Facial
    Repair & Restore Men’s Facial
    Teen Clean Facial
    Ultimate Mani & Pedi Combo


  • Your running shoes!
  • All-weather running gear
  • Yoga mat- optional
  • Swimsuit for use in the lap pool or hot tub- optional
  • Driver's license and emergency contact info- just like a race!
  • A smile! We will be taking pictures for use by both Michigan Runner Girl and Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Call 231-534-6000 for reservations.

Make sure you give us your email when you book to keep up on all of the latest Michigan Runner Girl Weekend info.


Life happens. Plans change. We get it. Please keep this in mind if something unexpected does come up and you can't make it. (We'll miss you!)

  • 60 days or more from start of the May 4-7 weekend: Full refund of your security deposit.
  • 31 – 60 days prior to the May 4-7 weekend: Half of your security deposit will be refunded.
  • 0 – 30 days: no refund of security deposit.

*The above rates are per person, based on double occupancy. The above pricing includes 11% tax and $15.95 nightly resort fee. Rooms at this rate are limited. Not available to groups. May not be combined with other offers. Certain other restrictions may apply. Must be at least 21 years of age.Package includes transportation to and from offsite run locations.

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