Mackinaw City Pure Michigan

Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Run


Gear Up for an Active Summer with the 15th Annual Mackinaw Memorial Day Bridge Run!  Being one of the only two unique opportunities of the year runners are allowed to run the “Mighty Mac” will be this year on May 26, 2018.  The other possibility, being the Fall Colors Bridge Run held October 06, 2018.  Runners must register in advance and be able to run a minimum of 12 minutes per mile to race in the event.






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The entry fee is $45.00 per participant if postmarked by May 1st, 2017.  Entry fees after May 1st, 2017 are $50.00 and onsite registration will be $60.00.  Entry includes: Race across the Mackinac Bridge, Official Race Bib with race chip technology, Official Race T-shirt {Please note there is NO guarantee of receiving a commemorative T-shirt or the size T-shirt requested after May 1, 2018!  Please accept our apologies in advance}, Commemorative Medal, and Transportation to the starting area, Awards for division winners and HOT breakfast.  Additional breakfast tickets can be purchased for $10.00 each. 

Event registration closes at midnight on May 23, 2018.  You may either send a printable registration form in with a check or money order or register online at  Onsite registration will be offered on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at race headquarters.  NO ONSITE REGISTRATION OFFERED THE DAY OF THE RACE (May 26th)

Friday May 25, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm & Saturday May 26, 2018 at 5:00 am.  Check-in and Packet pick-up is at the Mackinaw City Recreation Center (Race Headquarters) located at: 507 West Central Ave. Mackinaw City, MI 49701.   

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 6:00 am the official race begins, with staggered start times (we will have plenty of buses so no transport times will be assigned – please arrive 15 minutes prior to your desired departure time).  Transportation from race headquarters to starting area is from 5:30 am – 7:00 am.  The last bus will leave at 7:00 am.  You must be there NO LATER THAN 6:45 am to guarantee you catch the last bus to the starting line.  Transportation from Mackinaw City to the starting line is the only provided transportation.

The race will begin at Bridgeview Park at the North end of the bridge and will end at Race Headquarters in Mackinaw City.  When you exit the Bridge, you will follow the cones to the Finish line. 

The first half of the race is a steady incline with a slope of 5º.  The total length of the course is 5.06 miles.  For more bridge statistics please visit

There will be restrooms at the starting line of the event and at the finish line, but none are provided during the course. A water stop will be provided on the exit of the bridge.  You may also carry your own water in a self-contained, litter-proof container. 

Full HOT Breakfast and refreshments will be available at race headquarters starting at 6:30 am – 8:30am.


Entrants will receive a Commemorative Medal and T-shirt for this event {Please note there is NO guarantee of receiving the commemorative T-shirt or size T-shirt requested after May 1, 2018!  Please accept our apologies in advance}.  Trophies’ will go to the top 3 finishers in each age category and gender, there is also an Overall Men’s and Overall Women’s’ award.  The award ceremony will begin between 8:30 am – 9:00am; when ALL runners have completed the race!
Men and Women: 14-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and 75 & over. All runners must be able to run a minimum of a 12 minutes per mile pace to race in this event.  No walking, No baby joggers andor strollers of any kind are allowed.

Results will be scored by Gault Race Management with the ChronoTrack disposable B-Tag timing device.  Results will be posted periodically on race day at race headquarters and available online at  after race day.                                 



For more information on this event call the Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau (231) 436-5664 / (800) 750-0160 or go online at  This event qualifies runners to enter the lottery for the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run 2018.  For more information, call or visit: Governor’s Council (517) 347-7891, (800) 434-8642