Join us for the 43rd running of this exciting, summer-ending event. You will experience Mackinac Island in one of the oldest and most scenic races in Michigan. The Island is a unique destination that can only be reached by ferry. Step back in time to a bygone era where travel is done by foot, bicycle, carriage or horse. With over 2,000 runners and walkers, this is definitely a race you and your family will never forget!
RECEIVE THE SPECIAL HOTEL RATE!Course
Call 1-800-833-7711 for reservations and be sure to mention that you’re with the Mackinac Island Eight Mile Road Race.
The course is subject to change. Check back at the Packet Pick-Up for final confirmation.
8 MIle Run and Walk
The Start Line is located in front of Mission Point Resort, and the course will follow the perimeter of Mackinac Island in a clock-wise direction. The first mile of the race will travel past Victorian homes, the boat harbor and a myriad of shops and hotels in downtown Mackinac Island. Once through town, the route follows the shoreline of the Straits of Mackinac featuring breathtaking views of the Mackinac Bridge, neighboring islands and historic rock formations, finishing at waters edge on the lawn of Mission Point. This course is fast and flat but the scenery is so beautiful, you may just decide to relax and enjoy! The Finish Line is located along the shores in the park out front of Mission Point Resort.
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.
The St. Ignace Kiwanis Club will provide water and fruit at the finish and staff the three water stations along the route.
Click here to view the 8-mile map.
Note: Please be considerate of other people along the course. Share the road by staying on the innermost recreation lane.
Great Kids Race Number Pick-Up/Late-Registration
After the race, over 200 youngsters join the fun with a Kids Run held on the lakefront lawn in front of the hotel. Children receive a special shirt and medal, plus lots of fun. This event will begin at approximately 11:30 AM.
Entrants are required to pick up their race gear at Mission Point Resort on:
- Friday, September 6, 4:00 - 8:00 PM
- Saturday, September 7, 7:30 - 9:15 AM
We recommend you catch a ferry from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace no later than 8:00 AM on race day. Amenities & Awards
In celebration of our 43 years, we are offering gear in tremendous 8-Mile fashion. Sorry, but we cannot guarantee apparel on race day to late entrants. All finishers will receive a medal and post-race refreshments.
Run Awards: Awards to Overall and Masters male and female and the first five finishers in each age group.
Walk Awards: Awards to Overall and Masters male and female and the first three finishers in each age group; we will go deeper in some age groups depending on participation. (If you register for the walk, you cannot run at any time during the race. Walk will be scored on the honor system and monitored by your fellow walkers. Walkers will receive accurate times up to 2 1/2 hours.)
Age Groups - Both Events:
Men & Women: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over.
Note: There will be no formal awards ceremony. Please check the posted results after the race and if you have placed as an award winner, you may pick up your award at approximately 11:00 AM in the Sound Stage at Mission Point Resort. Friday Night Pasta Dinner
Mission Point Resort will offer a pasta dinner at the Round Island Restaurant on Friday night, September 6. An open menu will also be available to order your meals from.
Online Registration will close on Friday, September 6, at 10:00 AM. No credit cards will be accepted after this time.
Printable Application Confirmation
Click here to confirm your registration. (Please allow 2-3 weeks for entries mailed to St. Ignace to be processed) Entry Fees
The Mackinac Island State Park Commission has assessed a $5.00 Park Usage Fee per person, and is included in the race entry fee.
|Run & Walk:
Register Online on or before Aug. 25:
|Kids 1/2K and 1/4K:
Register Online on or before Aug. 25:
The race is timed using the new ChronoTrack ® B-Tag attached to the bib. You must complete the race with your bib in full view or your time will not be recorded. Sponsors
The Mackinac Eight Mile Run & Walk is made possible by the support of our sponsors.
Stay where the action is! Visit the Mission Point Resort online reservations to reserve your room.
All ferry lines will offer discounts on Saturday morning through the 8:00 AM boat. Please call individual ferry lines for departure times.