The 8 Mile Run & Walk will start directly in front of the Mission Point Resort. The Finish Line is located along the shores in the park across from Mission Point Resort.
8 Mile Run & Walk will start at 9:30 AM
Kids Fun Run will begin at 11:30 AM
Registration is now open. Registration will close September 5, 2014.
The Mackinac Island State Park Commission has assessed a $8.00 Park Usage
Fee per person, and is included in the race entry fee.
Already Registered? Click here to confirm your registration.
Online or Entry Form postmarked by August 25, 2014
8 Mile Run/Walk: $40.00
Kid’s Fun Run: $10.00
10K Run/Walk: $45.00
Lil’ Lilac Kids Race: $15.00
Entrants are required to pick up their race gear at the Mission Point Resort Sound Stage on
- Friday, September 5, 4:00 - 8:00 PM
- Saturday, September 6, 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.
Race Day Registration
Individuals may register on race day from 7:30 - 9:15 AM at the Mission Point Resort Sound Stage.
You may place your gear in the designated area of the Sound Stage. We ask that you do not store any valuables (i.e. wallets, purses, computers, iPods, etc.). We are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.
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.
In celebration of our 44 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.
Photos & Video
We will be posting photos and videos from the 2014 event when they become available.
Video Finish --->
The St. Ignace Kiwanis Club will be providing water and fruit at the finish, and will staff the three water stations along the route.
Friday Night Pasta Dinner
Mission Point Resort will offer a pasta dinner at the Round Island Restaurant on Friday night, September 5. An open menu will also be available to order your meals from.
Fruit, cookies and water will be available after the race for all participants.