Polly Ann Trail Run/Walk 2024

The Friends of the Polly Ann Trail will be hosting its 17th Annual Polly Ann Trail Run/Walk on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1. The event headquarters will be in the Imlay City High School parking lot, the northwest corner. The distance is 4.5 miles for runners or walkers. Check-in begins at 7:45am and the race starts at 9:00am.

This year's course will be starting on the trail on the west side of Blacks Corners Rd. and will go south to Hunters Creek Rd., east to Summers Rd., then north back to the Polly Ann Trail and back to the finish just before Blacks Corners Rd. Last year's course started and finished at Dryden Memorial Park. It is our intention to alternate each year between Dryden and Imlay City.

Cost to register is $30 through May 27 and $35 up to and including race day on June 1. A t-shirt and finisher medal are included with registration. There will be awards for first overall male and female, and awards for first in age group, male and female in age groups 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over.

The trail run/walk is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the Friends of the Polly Ann Trail. The Friends group is focusing most of its energy on raising money for trail maintenance. Though Lapeer County is the manager of the trail, it spends no county funds on the trail. Most years, there is some trail funding from the Michigan DNR. Almost all the maintenance done on the trail is by volunteers. The Friends group works hard to raise the money for fuel and maintenance for volunteer equipment used on the trail. Support for this event will translate into support for trail maintenance.

For online registration: Click Here

For information on sponsorship, contact David Howell, (248) 933-6184, djhowell17@gmail.com

For information about the Friends of the Polly Ann Trail, go to pollyannlapeer.org.

For further information on this event, contact:

David Howell, Chairman
Friends of the Polly Ann Trail
(248) 933-6184

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Do you care about the great outdoors? Would you like to do your part to care for local trails? The Friends of the Polly Ann Trail in Lapeer County seek to support and help maintain the trail through donations. We accept donations on behalf of the trailway and will do everything we can to support it.

Call 248-933-6184 today for more information on our organization.

Learn more about the Polly Ann Trail

Spending more time in the great outdoors is always a great idea.

The Polly Ann Trail is one of many ways to get outside in Lapeer County. This extensive trail is a gateway to adventure, with many ways to enjoy the trail. Plus, you can access the trail from multiple points along its run. The trail is:

  • Non-motorized - you cannot bring motor vehicles on the trail
  • 20 miles long - the trail extends north from Bordman Road to Curtis Road
  • Open for various activities - you can walk, hike, run, bike, snowshoe or even cross country ski the trail depending on the weather
The trail is also open to equestrians and trail riders. With over 20 miles of trail to explore, there's a lot to discover, so hit the trail however you'd like to see what nature has to offer. Do you have a question about how you can support trail management? Contact us now to learn more.

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