• Standard - Open Waves
  • Competitive - Competitive Waves
  • Student - Student
  • Student - Competitive - Student - Competitive
  • Kid Vs. Crag - Kid Vs. Crag


Man vs Mountain is a fun unique obstacle course race that gives participants an added challenge of completing in the frigid elements of a Michigan winter! Participants ages 10 and up will push through 15+ obstacles on the 3+ mile course.  This unique course takes you through the City on paved and off trail terrain through the scenic city park system along the Chippewa River.

Man vs Mountain is a timed event and open to all participants ages 10 and up!  We offer open waves for those looking for a fun challenge or a competitive wave for those looking to compete with the best and be in the running for a cash prize!


Event details and schedule

Runners receive the following with registration:

(Students receive all except for pint glass and beverage)

  • 3+ miles, 15+ Frigid Obstacles
  • (NEW in 2019) Custom Finisher Medal
  • Man vs Mountain Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Man vs Mountain Pint Glass
  • Free Drink at Mountain Town
  • Photo Booth to capture your experience
  • Race Day Photos  - There will be designated stations to capture each participant.  Pictures are free to download.
  • Additional promotional items


Starting Time:

Waves beginning at 9:30am


City Hall - 320 W. Broadway St. Mt. Pleasant, MI


Beginning at 8:30am at Mountain Town Station

Participants should check in no later than 30 minutes prior to wave start.



Provided to top 3 males and females in the competitive division only.

1st - $200

2nd - $100

3rd - $75


Post Race Party:

Runners are welcome to spend share their experiences and warm up with food and drink within Mountain Town Station following the finish!  Awards will be announced at around 11am at Mountain Town Station.

Visit for event details including: volunteer info, directions to event, parking, check-in, course map.

Organised by

City of Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation

320 W. Broadway St., MOUNT PLEASANT

Phone: (989) 779 5332