Traverse City is getting its first ultra marathon event his spring – a 50k, or 31-mile, race through the Pere Marquette Forest. Endurance Evolution has announced plans for the inaugural TC Trail Running Festival on April 12-13, which will also feature 11k (6.8 miles) and 25k (15.5 miles) races. All events start and finish at TC's Timber Ridge Resort and travel through the state forest. The fest kicks off with a 2-person 10k relay race on Friday evening. More info and registration available at enduranceevolution.com.