Race is run or walked on a paved road around the perimeter of Mackinac Island, along the shores of the Straits of Mackinac. The course is mostly flat and 100% paved, with shade along much of the route. Expect a fast & scenic race. There will be 3 aid stations on the course. 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.
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.
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
Number pick-up and late registration will be held at Mission Point Resort on Friday night, September 6 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on race day from 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM.
We recommend you catch a ferry from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace no later than 8:00 AM on race day.
Stay where the action is at the host hotel, Mission Point Resort. Call 800-833-7711 for reservations and rate information - BE SURE TO SAY THAT YOU ARE WITH THE 8 MILE RACE FOR BEST RATES. Other hotel information is available at: Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau, www.mackinacisland.org or 800-454-5227, Mackinaw City, www.mackinawcity.com or 800-666-0160, or St. Ignace at 800-338-6660