June 11, 2016 at 6:30am


The one-day team relay that runs through the

beautiful Manistee National Forest along the

North Country Trail

12 legs -- 63 miles all in the beautiful Manistee National Forest in MIchigan

Building on the fantastic foundation that Brian and Barb Buchanan created, come join Bev Chesebro and Doug Bostian  as they seek to put their vision on this must run relay!

Enjoy the trails!

Start forming your

 teams now!

New in 2016!!

Finisher medals!!

Returning Team Captains...you should have received an email from Bev giving you details about registration for 2016. We will open registration to everyone on January 1 on a first come first serve basis.

NCT Relay Maps and Details Coming Soon!

About Us

I'm so excited to continue this great event.  Running, Triathlon and trails have been a passion in my life for about 19 years.  The friendships, relationships, and stories are the priceless benefits I enjoy the most as an endurance athlete.


I am a native Michigander, living in the Grand Rapids area since the 80's.  Some of my favorite hobbies (besides swimming, biking and running) include frequent trips to enjoy northern Michigan.


We will do our best to make this event, one to return to every year, and create a magical northern Michigan experience.


Bev Chesebro

Co-Race Director

I am  the owner of  Groove City Events which organizes many races in the area including FUNderwear Run, Milan's Miracle Run, Whoville 5K among others. I have been organizing races for 10 years and has been an active runner for over 33 years.


My wife, Leslie and I have just welcomed our first grandchild and have been adopted by a black lab and 5 kitties.



Doug Bostian

Co-Race Director

Jamie Nye

Race Finish Specialist

Leslie Bostian

Race Start Specialist

I retired from General Motors in 2007, but since Doug started the business of organizing races, I've been busier than ever. The race community in Grand Rapids is so powerful, we have made so many friends along the way and love what we do. Although I am not a runner, I love to walk and ride our new cruiser bikes. I love organization, which I can put to good use with race planning. I am step mom to two kids, grandma to one, and mom to one dog, and 5 cats.

NCTR Advisory Committee


NCTR Contact Info

EMAIL DOUG @ dbostian@live.com

EMAIL BEV @ bchesebro@gmail.com