The Holland Haven Marathon is a unique event which traverses the shores of Lake Michigan. Runners will experience the beautiful lake shore as they travel from Grand Haven to Holland. The full marathon begins at Rosy Mound Elementary School on Lakeshore Drive. This point-to-point marathon follows Lakeshore Drive past summer cottages and over majestic hills right into downtown Holland. The early September weekend allows for mild weather and a final opportunity in West Michigan to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Boston qualifying hopefuls will love this opportunity to make the cut only one day before registration opens. The 26.2 mile course is USATF certified as a Boston qualifier.