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Sat August 14, 2021 Hell, MI 48169 US Directions
The Run Thru Hell has been permanently cancelled. Thank you for the 40+ years - keep on running!



The Run Thru Hell will not be held going forward. We appreciate all of the support over the last 40+ years! Keep Running!


10866 Cedar Lake Rd
Hell, MI US 48169




2021 Run Thru Hell is on for Saturday, August 14th!!

Pinckney Running Club is proud to sponsor the 42nd running of the The ORIGINAL Run Thru Hell - a classic race through the infamous Hell, Michigan.  In 2021 we will run the 5 mile event only. The event starts and finishes at Hell Creek Ranch.  The course winds you thru the surrounding roads thru Hell and back to Hell Creek Ranch. Course map available below. 

Flexible start time: Start the race any time between 8 am and 9 am. There will be no crowded mass start. Keep an eye on the start line and begin your race when it is free of other participants. No more than 5 people will start at a time.  The start line will be wide, and the space is very open to allow for proper social distancing. You do not have to feel rushed to get to the starting line. Start your race when you are ready. Timing does not start until you cross the timing mats.

Results: Your accurate chip time and current overall and age group place will be texted to your phone and live on this site.  Please remember your overall and age group place will not be final until the last person has crossed the finish line at approximately 10:30 am.

Entry Fee: $30 includes a t-shirt and post race refreshments. This year we're going vintage with our t-shirts! Each participant will receive a t-shirt from a previous year. Shirts sizes, and colors, are on a first come basis at packet pickup. 

Be sure to preregister! - Shirt sizes are very limited on race day.

Family pricing - Save $3/person when you sign up 3 or more people at the same time. Select Multi-person pricing during registration. Discount applied during checkout. 

Run for FREE when you refer 5 friends to the race - details below!

Packet pick-up will begin at 6:30 am. 

There will be no water or refreshments. Bring your own water!

Please see the FAQ section for more information


We will not have an award ceremony this year. All awards will be available for pick up at the Running Lab (409 W. Main St. Brighton, MI 48116) starting at 1:00 pm on Saturday August 14th. Awards are available for pickup for one week only. No awards will be mailed or delivered.

Trophy to overall Male and Female
Trophy to overall Master Male and Female
Trophy to overall Grandmaster Male and Female
Trophy to overall Senior Male and Female
Trophies to the first 6 places in each age group

Age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-89, 90 and over


Trophies to the first 6 PLACES in each age group!



The coveted 6th place Horses Rear trophy!





Vintage t-shirts for all participants! 

Sizes and colors are on a first come basis at packet pickup. Please note not all sizes come in all colors. 

Run for FREE!!

Invite your friends to join you at the Run Thru Hell. If you get 5 friends to sign up using your special referral link, provided in your confirmation email, you will receive a refund of $30.00 as our Thank You!

Donate and SAVE on your entry fee!

Your donation will go towards supporting youth running clubs and High School and Middle School Cross Country and Track programs in Michigan.

Donate and we'll give you a discount off your entry fee! Sign up for the event and on the Donate screen choose your donation amount, your discount will automatically be applied during checkout.

$100 donation = FREE ENTRY

$75 donation = 75% off entry fee

$50 donation = 50% off entry fee

$25 donation = 25% off entry fee

Please consider a donation to support youth running in Michigan!

Governor's Council Endorsement & Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge

This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. The challenge encourages Michiganders to engage with events that promote physical activity, health and wellness. You will receive a FIT point for every endorsed event you participate in or volunteer for from January 1st until December 31st. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win various prizes! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.


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