Dirty Des at Dusk Run

Run the night! The Dirty Des at Dusk is a 5-Mile course that weaves through history, immersed in live music
Get ready to embrace the extraordinary with Dirty Des at Dusk—a dynamic 5-mile run that pairs the excitement of running in the twilight, alongside Boston Marathon champion, Des Linden. In collaboration with this renowned athlete, the Dirty Des at Dusk offers a one-of-a-kind experience that combines runners, spectators, and live music while weaving through the grounds of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Runners receive:

  • Grand Prix Event! Custom medals for top 3 of all age groups
  • LED GLOW wrist band ~ reusable for future night runs!
  • Custom running bib that you'll want to frame
  • Custom 750ml Trophy beer from Jolly Pumpkin Brewery
  • FREE VIP Tunnel Experience (friends can join too for only $5)


A Run Like No Other | Guided by a Champion
Dirty Des at Dusk isn't your typical race; it's an opportunity to step out of the ordinary and into a new light. While being led by Boston marathon champion, and two time Olympian, Des Linden. After dusk settles in, and the music is bumping, participants set off on a mixed surface 1.65 mile course through the iconic Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Being able to literally run around the music and beer garden three times allows runners and spectators to be a part of the festival and music. Complete two laps for a 5k distance, or all three for the 5 mile stretch. The route showcases the unique blend of terrain that this historic location has to offer.

Grab a headlamp, and bring your GLOW

All runners will receive a reusable LED glow band as well! The Dirty Des at Dusk presents the chance to explore the Village at Grand Traverse Commons in a whole new light—literally. The 5-mile course is illuminated in the twilight, casting a unique glow over this historic site. It's not just about running; it's about immersing yourself in the distinct atmosphere that only twilight on these grounds can provide.

Are you ready to make your mark on the dusk? Lace up your shoes, grab your headlamp and come join us for the Dirty Des at Dusk—an extraordinary experience where twilight running fun, and live music, meets the heart of champion athleticism.