2011 Mackinaw Fall Colors Bridge Race

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Enjoy the breathtaking view from the top of the Mackinaw Bridge and Michigan in all its Fall splendor! This race, in it's third year, promises to be one you won't forget - it's a unique opportunity to run the Mighty Mac!

ENTRY FEE ------------->$40.00 per participant before September 1, 2011$45.00 per participant after September 1, 2011$50.00 on-site registration October 7, 2011 NO ONSITE REGISTRATION OFFERED ON THE DAY OF THE RACE (OCT 8th)Entry includes: race across the Mackinac Bridge, ChronoTrack disposable b-tag timing device, race t-shirt, commemorative medal, transportation to starting area, awards for division winners and HOT breakfast. Additional breakfast tickets can be purchased for $8.00 each.STARTING TIME ------------->7:30 a.m. official race begins with staggered starts (based on transportation time).CHECK-IN ------------->Check-in and packet pick-up is at Mackinaw City Recreation Center (race headquarters) located at 507 W. Central Avenue in Mackinaw City on Friday evening from 5:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday morning 6:30am. Transportation from race headquarters to starting area is 7:00am - 8:30am. LOCATION ------------->The race will begin at Bridgeview Park at the north end of the bridge and will end at race headquarters in Mackinaw City. Transportation from Mackinaw City to the starting line is provided. COURSE ------------->The first half of the race is a steady incline with a slope of 5 degrees. The total length of course is 5.6 miles. For more bridge statistics visit www.mackinacbridge.orgREGISTRATION ------------->Event registration closes at midnight on October 5th. You may either send this registration form in with check or money order or register online at www.mackinawcity.com. On site registration will be offered Friday, October 7th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm race headquarters. There will be NO ONSITE REGISTRATION OFFERED ON THE DAY OF THE RACE (OCTOBER 8th).FACILITIES ------------->There will be restrooms at the starting line of the event and at the finish line, but none are provided during the course. A water stop will be provided on the exit of the bridge. You may also carry your own water.REFRESHMENTS ------------->Breakfast and refreshments will be available at race headquarters starting at 8:00am until 9:30amCANCELLATIONS ------------->No refunds will be given.AWARDS ------------->Awards will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each category and gender. Award ceremony will follow breakfast between 8:30am - 9:00amAGE DIVISIONS ------------->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 and 70 & over. All runners must be able to run a minimum of a 12 minute per mile pace to race in this event. No walkers and no baby joggers are allowed.RESULTS ------------->Results will be scored with the ChronoTrack Disposable B-Tag Timing Device. Results will be posted by the following day on www.mackinawcity.com. INFORMATION ------------->For more information on the event call the Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau (231)436-5664, (800)750-0160 or go online at www.mackinawcity.com. This event qualifies runners to enter the lottery for the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run 2011. For more information, call or visit: Governor's Council (517)347-7891, (800)434-8642 www.michiganfitness.org .

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