Fall Colors Bridge Run



Enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the Mackinac Bridge and all its Fall splendor!  This race in its 8th year; promises to be one you won't forget ~ it is only one of two chances for a unique opportunity to run the "Mighty Mac" each year!  The other possibility being: Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Run held on Saturday during Memorial Day weekend.   

This event will take Place on Saturday, October 8th, 2016.




Fall Fireworks

Changing leaves are not the only source of Awe-Inspiring Colors this fall! 
Join us October 10th 2015 at 9:30pm in Conkling Heritage Park for a spectacular display of lakefront fireworks over the Straits of Mackinac.



Event Information



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The entry fee is $45.00 per participant if postmarked by August 31st, 2016.  Entry fees after September 1st, 2016 are $50.00 and onsite registration will be $60.00.  Entry includes: Race across the Mackinac Bridge, ChronoTrack disposable B-Tag timing device, official race T-shirt {Please note there is NO guarantee of receiving a commemorative T-shirt or the size T-shirt requested after Friday September 15th, 2016!  Please accept our apologies in advance}, Commemorative Medal, 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 October 5th, 2016.  You may either send in a printable registration form with a check or money order or register online at  Onsite registration will be offered on Friday, October 7th, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at race headquarters. There will be NO ONSITE REGISTRATION OFFERED ON THE DAY OF THE RACE (October 8th).

Friday October 7th, 2016 from 5:00 pm ~ 9:00 pm and Saturday October 8th, 2016 from 6:00 am ~ 8:00 am.
Check-in & packet pick-up is at the Mackinaw City Recreation Center located at: 507 W. Central Avenue (Race Headquarters) the finish line will be at the Mackinaw City Recreation Center.  

October 8, 2016 at 7:00 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 the starting area is from 7:00 am ~ 8:00 am.  The last bus will leave at 8:00 am you must be there NO LATER THAN 7:45 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 Mackinac Bridge and will end at Race Headquarters in Mackinaw City.  When you exit the Bridge, you will follow the cones to the Finish line (race headquarters). 

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 at race headquarters, but none are provided during the course of the race.  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 the race finish line at race headquarters starting at 8:00 am - 9:30 am.

No refunds will be given.
All entrants will receive commemorative medal and T-shirt for this event {Please note there is NO guarantee of receiving a commemorative T-shirt or the size T-shirt after September 15, 2016!  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 an overall Womans' award.  An award ceremony will follow breakfast at approximately 9:30 am or later 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 minute per mile pace to run in this event.  No walking, No baby joggers and\or 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 the event.

For more information on the event please call the Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau at (231) 436-5664, (800) 666-0160 or go online at  This event qualifies runners to enter the lottery for the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run 2017.  For more information, call or visit: Governor’s Council (517) 347-7891, (800) 434-8642

2016 Fall Colors Run Registration