Mellow Full and Hippie Half

RF Events is known for fun themes and wild events but behind the fun and hype, expect a safe, well run race. You work hard to get to the start­ing line and we under­stand your com­mit­ment and want you to know our com­mit­ment to you is just as seri­ous. Thank you for putting your faith in our event; you are one far out groovy freak!

Race Registration: Race registration and packet pickup will begin at noon on Friday at Hell Creek Ranch (10866 Cedar Lake Road, Pinck­ney,MI48169) and race morning Saturday from 5AM – 7:15 AM.

10 hour time limit! You can take a nap during the race!

Start Times:

Mellow Marathon
Hippie Half
7:30 AM Saturday 
Far Out 5K (*Free!)
7:30 PM Friday
Feelin' Groovy 5K/5Mile (*Free!)
7:30 PM Saturday
Free Love 5 Mile (*Free!) 
8:30 AM Sunday

**Entry into any of the *paid* Saturday Races gets you FREE entry into the 3 optional organized runs of the weekend. If not in a paid race, participants will need to purchase a Weekend Pass to participate.

Course: The course is on a mixture of single track, rail trail & horse trail. You will cross gravel roads in all events (except the evening races); there will be no traffic control, use good judgment. The Start/Finish line is located at Hell Creek Ranch, in Pinckney, MI.
The Half is a single loop; the Marathon is 2 loops. Signage will direct you in your specific event.

Awards: Peace Sign Medals to all finishers! Age group awards 5 deep in 5 year age groups. Very cool award for overall male/female.

Aid Stations:
Water, Gatorade & GU at all aid stations
Half & Full: 3.5, 6, 10, 13.1
Full: 16.6, 19, 23.

Camping: To get the full Run Woodstock effect, join us in the dirt! See the camping link on the home page.

Accommodations/Food/Airport: Motel listing, location, and phone numbers are shown on the general information page. The park is about an hour drive from Detroit Metro Airport. Renting a car is your best bet to get around.

Sunrise/set: Sunrise – 7:09 AM - Sunset – 7:54 PM; (civil twilight adds about 1/2 hour before & after those times.)

Course Maps

  • Hippie poster map
  • Marathon course: 2 loops on Blue
  • Half-Marathon course: 1 loop on Blue
  • All courses will start and finish at Hell Creek Ranch
  • Elevation profile (Blue route, 813' total elevation gain per loop.)
  • For those of you that want to check it out on your own, these should help you stay on-course: