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 Week­end Reg­is­tra­tion: Race reg­is­tra­tion and packet pickup is at Hell Creek Ranch, Pinck­ney, MI and will start about noon on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 11 and Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 12 (race morn­ing) from 5AM until 15 min­utes before each race starts.

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 (*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 12 hour before & after those times.)

Course Maps

  • Hip­pie poster map
  • Ele­va­tion Pro­file (Blue route, 813′ total ele­va­tion gain per loop. Ele­va­tion pro­file)
  • Marathon course: 2 loops on Blue
  • Half-​Marathon course: 1 loop on Blue
  • All courses will start and fin­ish at Hell Creek Ranch

Three Full Days Of…


LIVE MUSIC The band gets busy at 4:30pm Friday


RUN­NING WILD Just the way God intended us to do it


FREE­ING YOUR SOLE Yoga, Hip­pie Hikes, Tie Dye, Nat­ural Runs and More

Week­end Lineup

Fri­day: The band kicks off at 3:55 with the National Anthem to send off the far out 100 mil­ers. You don’t want to miss either of these.
Sat­ur­day: The party starts to get seri­ous Sat­ur­day morn­ing about 6am when Randy cranks up the micro­phone to usher in the run­ning of the Peace, Love and 50M/​K start.
Sun­day: Get ready to boo­gie down on the Free Love 5 Mile that has a long his­tory of blow­ing minds and set­ting you free at the same time.
Full 3-​day Schedule