September 21, 2023

Running for the Horses

Sept. 16, 2023

Ready for your first fall race? The Peace Ranch Wilderness 5k/10k Run is set for Saturday, Sept. 23, aka the first day of autumn for 2023. The course starts at Peace Ranch on the outskirts of Traverse City and winds through the Pere Marquette Forest. For the non-runners, family activities like cornhole and sack races will be available, as will opportunities for photos with the ranch’s horses. Peace Ranch is a nonprofit organization that provides trauma counseling, mental health, and personal growth services to veterans, children, teens, and families in the form of equine-assisted therapy. 100 percent of race registration fees, donations, and sponsorships go to helping veterans and children in need. Registration is now open online or can be done day-of starting at 7:30am, with the run to follow at 9am. Adult registration is $35; students 11-17, $30; and kids 10 and under are free. (Registration rates go up $5 for day-of sign-ups.) Learn more about what they do and the run at


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