Events Calendar

4 Mile Run

While the Cedar Polka Fest has been a popular Leelanau County tradition for the past 39 years, 2021 marks the first- ever festival race event, The Cedar Polka Fest – Run 4 The Kielbasa.  This Four-mile event begins and ends at the Polka Fest tent and includes a pancake breakfast for all participants.

We welcome all Runners, Walkers, 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. Click here to register virtually.

Get the Details

Date & Time

Saturday, August 28th, 2021 at 8:30 AM

Online Registration


  • $30 Now to August 15th – Registration
  • $35 August 16th to 26th – Late Registration
  • $40 August 28th – Race Day Registration

The Route

Event Schedule

Packet Pick up & Late Registation

  • Date: Friday, August 27th, 5 to 7pm
  • Location: In front of the Polka Fest tent

Packet Pick up & Race Day Registration

  • Date: Saturday, August 28th, 7 to 8am
  • Location: In front of the Polka Fest tent

Race Starts at 8:30am

The race starts promptly at 8:30AM. Participants are encouraged to dress up for this fun, new event. We will gather for the playing of our National Anthem at 8:20AM 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! Participants will also receive a Polka Festival Drink Ticket good any day of the 4 day festival.

After the event

Stick around for the Polka Fest Parade 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.

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4 Mile Run Sponsorship