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Highland "Rugged Man" Video
9th Annual Highland "Rugged Man" Trail Run and Hike



9th Annual

Highland "Rugged Man" 

4.8 Mile Trail Run or 2 Mile Hike

Sunday, November 9th 10:00AM




Challenging course!  Tons of amenities!  100% not for profit!

When:  Sunday, November 9th,  2014 - 10:00AM (Registration and Packet Pick-Up Beginning at 9:00AM)

Location:  Highland Recreation Area - Mountain Bike Trailhead.  Located off Livingston Rd, 1/4 mile west of Duck Lake Rd, 1 mile south of M-59 (Highland Rd) in Highland, MI.  Highland is located 35 minuets from Ann Arbor and 20 minutes from Pontiac.  Google Map/Directions Below.


$20 until September 1st - $25 until November 7th - $30 at the Event

Online Registration       Mail-In Registration

Amenities:  All Participants - Custom Event T-Shirt, Refreshments; 2 Water Stations (at mile 1.7 and 3.5), Gatorade, Hot Chocolate, Fruit, and Granola Bars 

Raffle:  Post event raffle for all participants!  Tons of great prizes!

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)

Free pizza after the event!  Professional Event Timing!  

Video and Results  from the 2013 Highland Trail Run/Hike!

Pictures and Results from the 2012 Highland Trail Run/Hike!

Pictures and Results from the 2011 Highland Trail Run/Hike!

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. 


Map/Directions to Mountain Bike Trailhead (Event Start)