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9th Annual Mountain Man Trail Run and Hike


 9th Annual

Bald Mountain "Mountain Man"

5.6 Mile Trail Run or 2.1 Mile Hike

Spring, 2015  




All those pre-registered for the 2014 Mountain Man event will receive a voucher for any future Stay in the Shade event.  All you have to due to claim your voucher is pre-register for another event (at anytime in the future), mail in your registration with MT MAN 14 VOUCHER printed on the top.  As long as your name matches the pre-registration list for this year, you'll be all set.  Please email Karl at with any quesitons.




Come conquer the Mountain!  This early spring event is just what the true trail runners look for.  The course is well groomed, challenging, and very scenic.  Be prepared though, trail conditions vary. . . One year it's shear ice the next it's ankle deep mud!


Post Event Raffle with Great Prizes!

Proffessional Race Timing!


When:  Spring, 2015 - 10:00AM (Registration and Packet Pick-Up Beginning at 9:00AM)

Location:  Park management at Bald Mountain Recreation Area informed us at Stay in the Shade that the North Unit parking lot (used for the last 7 Mountain Man Events) is unsuitable to park cars, due to the excessive amount of snow fall this past year.  For that reason the event has been moved to Bald Mountain's South Unit (approximately 5 miles from the North Unit).  Please see directions and new course map below.  

Access to the South Unit at Bald Mountain Recreation Area is located off Greenshield Road between US-24 (Lapeer Road) and Kern Road.  The event start is located off a small park road 0.4 miles West of the Recreation Area's Offices.  See the "New Directions" link for an online map.  

New Directions

New Course Map

Course:  Start/Finish is south of Greenshield Rd.  Course follows the "Red" trail.


Mail-In Registration             Online Registration


$20 before Febuary 1st, $25 before March 28th, $30 Race Day 

$3 processing fee with online registration

Amenities:  All Participants - Custom Event T-Shirt, Refreshments; 2 Water Stations (at mile 2 and 4), Gatorade, Hot Chocolate, Pizza, Fruit, and Granola Bars

Awards:  Custom Stay in the Shade Mugs for Overall and Age Group Winners (U19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ Male and Female)

Always 100% Volunteer Operated

Always 100% of Event Proceeds go towards the Fight Against Melanoma

Coming with a group?  Contact Karl (, 248 320 9102) for group rates.

2013 Mountain Man - Results - Photos - Review

2012 Mountain Man - Pictures #1 #2 and Results