SOLD OUT! We have reached our 3,000 participant capacity of runners and walkers. We can no longer accept online, mail-in or race day entries.
This year marks the 18th running of one of the most scenic trail events in the state. We have over 2,500 participants running and walking the inside trails of Mackinac Island during the last open weekend of the season.
All who register will enjoy special race features - commemorative medals, a race shirt in Great Turtle fashion, special Halloween events for adults and kids, great end-of-season sales - plus the beauty of late fall on the Island.
The course is subject to change. Check back at the Packet Pick-Up for final confirmation.
Water stations will be located approximately every 2.5 miles apart. Gatorade stations will be located at the Arch Rock water station and the British Landing water station.
Port-Johns will be located at the Half Marathon Start/Finish Line only. If you have to use the restroom along the course, please find a discreet location or use the restrooms at British Landing.
The Half Marathon will start in front of Mission Point Resort. The beginning of the course follows the shoreline featuring breathtaking views of the lake, neighboring islands and the historic Arch Rock formation. You will then veer off the shoreline and wind through the beautiful island interior on bike trails and roads. The roads are mostly paved with some gravel. The last segment of the race returns to the shoreline, with the finish line located in front of the resort.
Click here to view the 1/2 Marathon course map.
Click here to view the 1/2 Marathon course map and elevation chart.
5.7 Mile Run & Walk
The 5.7 Mile will start in front of Mission Court, located next to Mission Point Resort . The first half of the course winds through the beautiful island interior on bike trails and roads. The roads are mostly paved with some gravel. The last half of the race brings you out to the shoreline, with the same breathtaking views of the Half Marathon. The finish line will also be the same as the Half Marathon, located in front of the resort.
Click here to view the 5.7 Mile Run & Walk course map.
Click here to view the 5.7 Mile Run & Walk course map and elevation chart.
Note: Absolutely no roller blades, pets, wagons or other wheeled vehicles will be allowed on the course. Baby joggers are strongly discouraged due to safety concerns. Please be considerate of other people along the course. Share the road by staying on the innermost recreation lane.
Amenities & Awards
This year we are offering apparel in Great Turtle fashion to the first 2,500 registered participants. Register early to get the size that you want. Sorry, but we cannot guarantee apparel on race day to late entrants.
PLEASE VIEW THE SIZING CHART BEFORE YOU REGISTER! We want to ensure that everyone receives the proper size.
There will be commemorative medals and post-race refreshments for all finishers.
Awards: Awards for all three events will be given to the Overall winners, the Masters Male and Female winners, and the first three finishers in each age division.
Age Divisions - Half Marathon and 5.7 Mile Run:
Men & Women: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50- 54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over.
Age Divisions - 5.7 Mile Walk:
Men & Women: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60- 64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over.
||NO MORE REGISTRATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED.
We DO NOT offer any registration refunds or transfers for this race.
Click here to confirm your registration.
Entrants are required to pick up their numbers, scoring chips, and race souvenirs at Mission Point Resort on:
- Friday, October 25, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
- Saturday, October 26, 9:30 - 11:15 AM
We recommend you catch a ferry from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace no later than 10:00 AM on race day.
The 2013 Shirts
Click on the image below to view a larger image.
The 2013 Medals
This year's medals will be similar to 2012 shown below:
The race is timed using the new ChronoTrack ® B-Tag attached to your bib. You must complete the race with your bib in full view or your time will not be recorded. Note that the new chips DO NOT have to returned at the end of the race.
RECEIVE THE SPECIAL HOTEL RATE!
Don't have a room? Mission Point and other Mackinac Island Hotels are sold out, but the Grand Hotel has rooms available. To get the Great Turtle Special, click here.
FERRY DISCOUNTS! Arnold and Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry Lines are offering $18 tickets for your trip to the Island. To redeem your click on the following links and enter the promo code for that ferry line.
Shepler's Ferry Promo Code: GREATTURTLE
Arnold Ferry Promo Code: ZTURTLE
Star Line Ferry Promo Code: race
The Mackinac Island Great Turtle Half Marathon and 5.7 Mile Run & Walk is made possible by the support of our sponsors.