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The Great Ice Cream Run 5


Tar Heel MINI Motoring Club

Sunday, Jul 26 — Thursday, Jul 30, 2015
The GREAT Ice Cream Run, Staunton, VA

Registration closed June 15, 2015 11:59 PM on June 15, 2015 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends June 15, 2015 11:59 PM on June 15, 2015 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens March 1, 2015 8:00 AM on March 1, 2015 8:00 AM EST Registration runs from March 1, 2015 8:00 AM to June 15, 2015 11:59 PM

Welcome to The Great Ice Cream Run 5 (TGICR5), another Tar Heel MINI Motoring Club (THMMC) adventure dedicated to MINI owners who love motoring and who love locally made ice cream! 

The Great Ice Cream Run 5 is back. We normally begin the ice cream run in Staunton, VA and head north to Bar Harbor, ME. For 2015, the ice cream run will be heading to a new destination, Mackinaw City, Michigan. At the end of the run, our group will join up with other MINIacs for the MINI On The Mack event in Mackinaw City. In addition to the awesome motoring and at least 2-3 ice cream stops daily, we will be visiting the New River Gorge, the Air Force Museum and the Ford Museum along the way to our destination. So mark your calendar for July 26 - 30 for the Great Ice Cream Run 2015. You can do the entire run or just join us for a day or two as we pass through your area. 

Please find tentative TGICR plan below. 
(Note: Click on the blue underlines will take you to all the imbedded links.)

Day 0 - Saturday July 25th, Driving day to Staunton, VA. Greet & Meet at hotel. Dinner: Rowe's Family Restaurant, Ice cream: The Split Banana

Day 1 - Sunday July 26th, Staunton VA to Charleston WV: Visit New River Gorge (walk under the bridge and drive Fayette Station Rd.) Ice cream: King Tut Drive-In and Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream

Day 2 - Monday July 27th, Charleston, WV to Dayton, OH: Drive along US 52 Ohio River scenic byway. Ice cream: Buona Terra GelatoAglamesis Brother and Graeter's Ice Cream

Day 3 - Tuesday July 28th, Dayton, OH to Dearborn, MI: Visit US Air Force Museum (4 hrs). Today will be all highways driving. Ice cream: Dietsch Brothers Findlay, OHMr. Freeze, Perrysburg, OH

Day 4 - Wednesday July 29th, Dearborn, MI to South Haven, MI: Visit Ford Museum (4 hrs) then a short drive across to South Haven, MI. Ice cream: Bella Creamery @ PortageSherman's Ice CreamSweetwater's Donut Mill looks really good too. Also South Haven lighthouse looks interesting for sunset photos.

Day 5 - Thursday July 30th, South Haven, MI to Mackinaw City, MI: It will be our longest drive of the week. Motoring on scenic roads along Lake Michigan from Manistee to Mackinaw City. Ice cream: Hometown CreameryMoomers and A&W Drive-In Frankfort, MI.

Day 6 - Friday July 31st, Free day, possible day trip St. Ignace to Marquette and do lunch at Vierling. Some people will be heading to the Soo Locks, Sault Sainte Marie at US/Canada border. You can do ferry to Mackinac Island or sunset cruise or do whatever you like. It is your free day. 

Day 7 - Saturday August 1st, MINI On The Mack sponsored by MINI USA and MINI of Grand Rapid

The registration is closed.


We design this registration to allow you to register for one or more days of the event. While the diehards will make all 5 days. Some will join for one or more days as their schedules allow. For those joining the tour on route please note the hotel where the group is staying that night and meet us then or meet us the next morning for the drivers meeting or check our daily driving plan @ The Great Ice Cream Run 5 forum for time and locations where the group will be in your area.

The Great Ice Cream Run 5 forum on the THMMC website (TGICR5 forum) has been updated with route, hotel, and ice cream shop information for all days of the run. We have made arrangements for group rates with each evening's hotel. To stay up to date on all the latest details or to sign up for the event email list, please visit: The Great Ice Cream Run 5 (TGICR5 forum) website.

In the next page you will be taken through choosing your days attending and paying your registration fee.

Hope to see you for all or part of the run this year!

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Tar Heel MINI Motoring Club
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The GREAT Ice Cream Run
Location Staunton, VA
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