Traverse City, MI

1200NACRAraceHave you reached 578,700 steps since starting this challenge on June 1?  If so, you’ve made it to Traverse City, MI.  The Traverse City area is the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States. The city holds an annual week-long Cherry Festival in the first full week in July, attracting approximately 500,000 visitors annually. The surrounding countryside also produces grapes, and is one of the centers of wine production in the Midwest.

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Ludington, MI

mediumIf you’re at 443,519 steps, you’ve reached Ludington, Michigan. Ludington is a harbor town located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Pere Marquette River. Many people come to Ludington year round for recreation, including boating and swimming on Lake Michigan, Hamlin Lake, and other smaller inland lakes, as well as hunting, fishing, and camping.

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Muskegon, MI

CVBSlides_HeritageLanding318,911 steps up the coast is Muskegon, Michigan. Muskegon, Michigan, built on the fur and lumber trade, is now a calm vacation spot on Lake Michigan, calling itself “The Riviera of the Midwest.” Sunbathe on several beautiful beaches along Lake Michigan, including Pere Marquette Beach, a certified Great Lakes “clean beach.” Muskegon State Park provides hiking and camping opportunities in the summer, and ice skating, cross-country skiing and even a luge track in the winter. The city is also home to Michigan’s Adventure Amusement Park.

Saugatuck, Michigan

lakeshoreresortWhen you reach 219,647 total steps, you are in Saugatuck, Michigan.  Originally a lumber town and port, Saugatuck became a noted art colony and tourist destination in the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century. Today, tourists are drawn to the art galleries, harbor, marinas, scenery, and the view from atop Mount Baldhead.

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South Haven

1003100326251south_havWhen you hit a total of 176,985 steps, you have reached South Haven, Michigan. Because of its position on Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Black River, South Haven has always been a port city. South Haven offers an interesting array of cultural attractions.

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Welcome to New Buffalo Beach

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New Buffalo Beach is located at the mouth of the Galien River on Michigan’s west coast just north of the Indiana border. It is about a 90-minute drive from Chicago and the first stop for many visitors to Michigan entering from Indiana on eastbound Interstate 94.

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Week 14 Leader Board

Teams Total Steps Total Miles Location
The Walk Abouts! FINISHED 2,536 California
The Dream Team FINISHED 2,470 California
Team Riddle FINISHED 2,851 California
Gettin’ There GRADually FINISHED 2,622 California
PAthFiNDers FINISHED 2,396 California
RecSports FINISHED 2,385 California
The Model A’s FINISHED 2,509 California
Running with Renee FINISHED 2,378 California
The Red Hot Chili Steppers FINISHED 2,455 California
TCC Trekkers FINISHED 2,376 California
The Free Agents FINISHED 2,326 California
Pedal Pushers 4,213,766 1,995 Arizona
Marcheurs 4,211,420 1,994 Arizona
Morris Inn Movers 4,152,533 1,966 Arizona
Team Theo! 4,037,887 1,912 Arizona
Wandelaars 3,922,458 1,857 Arizona
4 Beauties and a Beast 3,859,906 1,828 Arizona
Walking Geeks 3,383,331 1,602 New Mexico
ESC – On Our Way 3,091,655 1,464 New Mexico
Honey Boo Boo 2,121,175 1,004 Oklahoma

Week 13 Leader Board

Teams Week 12 Steps Week 13 Steps Total Steps Total Miles Location
The Walk Abouts! FINISHED 2,536 California
The Dream Team FINISHED 2,470 California
Team Riddle 518,818 FINISHED 2,851 California
Gettin’ There GRADually 583,359 FINISHED 2,622 California
PAthFiNDers 426,482 FINISHED 2,396 California
RecSports 1,528,659 FINISHED 2,385 California
The Model A’s 442,928 FINISHED 2,509 California
Running with Renee 374,849 356,473 FINISHED 2,378 California
The Red Hot Chili Steppers 415,360 441,782 FINISHED 2,455 California
TCC Trekkers 391,118 418,358 4,586,977.00 2,172 California
Pedal Pushers 438,502 4,213,766 1,995 Arizona
Marcheurs 1,197,378 4,211,420 1,994 Arizona
Morris Inn Movers 360,591 4,152,533 1,966 Arizona
The Free Agents 392,339 436,092 4,069,128 1,927 Arizona
Team Theo! 415448 434036 4,037,887 1,912 Arizona
4 Beauties and a Beast 3,859,906 1,828 Arizona
Walking Geeks 3,383,331 1,602 New Mexico
Wandelaars 359,554 361,924 3,585,241 1,698 New Mexico
ESC – On Our Way 3,091,655 1,464 New Mexico
Honey Boo Boo 2,121,175 1,004 Oklahoma

Week 12 Leader Board

Teams Week 10 Steps Week 11 Steps Week 12 Steps Total Steps Total Miles Location
The Walk Abouts! 534,322 FINISHED FINISHED 5,356,046 2,536 California
The Dream Team 514,065 455,632 FINISHED 5,216,790 2,470 California
Team Riddle  577,511  590,346 518,818 FINISHED 2,851 California
Gettin’ There GRADually 597,525 526,251 583,359 FINISHED 2,622 California
PAthFiNDers 468,721 500,751 426,482 FINISHED 2,396 California
RecSports 461,244 369,850 1,528,659 FINISHED 2,385 California
The Model A’s 419,832 4,855,146 2,298 California
Running with Renee 367,533 350,346 374,849 4,665,910 2,209 California
The Red Hot Chili Steppers 376,603 409,866 4,327,342 2,049 Arizona
TCC Trekkers 379,701 379,738 391,118 4,168,619.00 1,974 Arizona
The Free Agents 353,846 387,514 392,339 4,069,128 1,927 Arizona
Team Theo! 399224 380485 415448 4,037,887 1,912 Arizona
4 Beauties and a Beast 407,398 394,470 3,859,906 1,828 Arizona
Morris Inn Movers 369,465 369,443 3,791,942 1,795 Arizona
Pedal Pushers 425,198 425,074 3,775,264 1,788 Arizona
Walking Geeks 359,683 3,383,331 1,602 New Mexico
Wandelaars 387, 904 261,125 359,554 3,223,317 1,526 New Mexico
ESC – On Our Way 3,091,655 1,464 New Mexico
Marcheurs 304,607 440,002 3,014,042 1,427 New Mexico
Honey Boo Boo 2,121,175 1,004 Oklahoma