Events Calendar

4 Mile Run

The Cedar Polka Fest has been a popular Leelanau County tradition for the past 42 years, 2024 marks the fourth year of our festival race event -The Cedar Polka Fest – Run 4 The Kielbasa. This Four-mile event begins and ends in downtown Cedar and includes a pancake breakfast for all participants.

We welcome all Runners, Walkers, Strollers, Wheelchair Racers and Dogs to this professionally timed event.

If you can’t make the race, no worries! You can run the race VIRTUALLY! By participating in a virtual setting, you will still receive an awesome collectible T-Shirt and support the Cedar Community.

The Pierogi Fun Run

The Pierogi Fun Run. Want to participate in the fun but 4 miles is more sausage than you want to bite off? Sign up for the Pierogi Fun Run! Less steps on your fitness tracker but the pancakes and sausage are included and just as sweet!

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Date & Time

Saturday, August 24th, 2024 at 8:30 am

Online Registration


  • $35 Now to July 31
  • $40 August 1st to 23rd – Late Registration
  • $45 August 24th – Race Day Registration

The Route

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Event Schedule

Packet Pick up & Late Registation

  • Date: Friday, August 23rd, 5 to 7pm
  • Location: In front of the Polka Fest tent

Packet Pick up & Race Day Registration

  • Date: Saturday, August 24th, 7 to 8am
  • Location: At the Race Start Line near the 4 way stop in beautiful downtown Cedar

Race Starts at 8:30am

The race starts promptly at 8:30AM. Participants are encouraged to dress up for this fun event. We will gather for the playing of our National Anthem at 8:25am near the starting line at the Intersection of Bellinger and Cedar Road.

Prizes will be given to Men’s and Women’s Overall 1st -3rd place age group winners.

Pancake Breakfast & Awards

Tired of wrestling over the last bottle of water and beat up banana? Not at the Run 4 The Kielbasa! Registered Race Participants will receive complimentary admission to our pancake breakfast which benefits Cedar Area Fire & Rescue.

Volunteers will escort finishers to the breakfast. Awards will be presented at the pancake feast at 10AM. Pancakes served until 11AM.

After the event

Stick around for the Polka Fest Parade, The Pol Car Show or to Dance the night away to some of the best Polka bands in the Midwest.

You must register online before August 15th to receive a T-Shirt. We will have extras on race day for those who register after this date, but there is no guarantee on size. First come, first serve. This is a one-of-a-kind event with a highly collectible T-shirt.

Online registration closes at 8AM August 24th, 2024.

Become a Race Sponsor

4 Mile Run Sponsorship