From staff reports

The sixth annual Port Oneida Heritage Run on Aug. 1 will traverse the beautiful scenery of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and support Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear (PHSB), in its effort to maintain the Park’s historic resources.

PHSB will offer two runs this year: a challenging 5K-trail run/walk on the Bayview Trail, and the Tiller’s 10K on the Bayview Trail, which includes gravel roads and a portion on the Lake Michigan beach. Both offer a unique tour of the Port Oneida Rural Historic District, “one of the most prized historic landscapes in the country.”

The looped courses meander through the fields and hills of the pastoral landscape of farmsteads from the late 1800s. Afterwards, take a swim on the beautiful beaches in the National Lakeshore. Run with your friends, family, or come to cheer them on.

The runs take place at the Charles Olsen farmstead at 3164 W. Harbor Hwy (M-22), 3 miles north of Glen Arbor, and just west of Port Oneida Road.

Registration after July 15 costs $33 per runner, and includes a professional chip to time their race. Online registration at closes Thursday, July 30, at 5 p.m. Walk-on registration is are welcome.

The Kids Schoolhouse Dash — $5 at registration Children. ages 9 and under can start the day off with a ¼-mile Schoolhouse Dash from the Olsen barn to the historic one-room schoolhouse on the Bayview Trail.

Downloadable registration forms and more information are available at or by calling Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear at 231-334-6103.