Chamber Operations & The Coronavirus
    April 1, 2020
    The Benzie County Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center will be closed to visitors for the next couple weeks as mandated by Governor Whitmer's "Stay Home Say Safe" order to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For additional information you may call the Chamber office at 231-882-5801 and leave a message. It will be monitored regularly. You may also contact our Executive Director, Rick Coates via his cell: 231-883-5625 or email: Director@benzie.org.


  • Betsie Bay Frozen 5K

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    Event Description:
    A fun 5k in the midst of February! For crazy runners who are willing to face 10-degree temperatures and 30-mph gusts off Lake Michigan. Can you handle it?

    5K - Run or Walk
    Snow or Shine!
    All ages welcome!

    Restrooms, coffee, and heat will be available for runners during registration and also after the race during an award ceremony.

    Bussing will be provided to the start line, following the 5k route (backwards, of course - sorry no dogs allowed on bus). If you can find a ride to the start, please do, as bus space is VERY limited. There is parking at the start line.

    P.S. This race was formed and remains a fun something-to-do for friends on a Saturday in February. Proceed with a smile. It's also been known to be dog-friendly for friendly dogs.
    The course starts at the top of Elberta’s beautiful lookout of Lake Michigan and continues down the hill through Elberta, around the bend, along Betsie Bay via scenic M-22, then heads into Frankfort at Main Street with a finish at the other end of downtown, just before you reach the lighthouse.
    Date/Time Information:
    Race day registration will take place 8:30-9:30am 
    at the 
    American Legion Frankfort (VFW),
    206 Main Street, Frankfort, MI, 49635
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