For those not ready for a full marathon, try the Trail of Two Cities 0.5K Micro Marathon (yep, you read that right, this is not a typo, it is a half kilometer event or approximately 1,640 feet – less then the length of 5 ½ football fields). This fun activity begins behind Gladwin City Hall and goes down a very short section of The Trail of Two Cities ending at Riverwalk Place. Stop for a respite (we aren’t kidding) halfway through this excruciating race (we are kidding) for water and doughnuts.
Prizes are awarded to the top three finishers, plus the slowest, the oldest, and the youngest to complete this amusing challenge (we use the term "challenge" loosly). Every participant receives a tee shirt and a 0.5K sticker to proudly exhibit.
The Trail of Two Cities 0.5K Micro Marathon is one of, and arguably the silliest of, the many fun summer activities and events in Gladwin County. Other events include Art Shows, County Fair, Street Fair, ORV Fun Fest, Outdoor Theatre, Outdoor Concerts in the Park, Fun Runs, Fireworks, and more. Something is always happening in Michigan’s Backyard.
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