2015 Mackinaw Fall Colors Bridge Run

5 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Oct 10, 2015


Mackinaw City, MI


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2015 Fall Colors Bridge Run - MackFallColorsRun

$45 $45 Closed

About This Activity

Enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the Mackinac Bridge and all its Fall splendor! This race; in its 7th year, promises to be one you won't forget - it's only one of two chances for a unique opportunity to run the "Mighty Mac" each year! The other possibility is the Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Run.

Event details and schedule

ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is $45.00 per participant if postmarked by September 1, 2015. Entry fees after September 1, 2015 are $50.00 and onsite registration will be $60.00. Entry includes: Race across the Mackinac Bridge, ChronoTrack disposable B-Tag timing device, official race T-shirt {Please note there is NO guarantee of receiving a commemorative T-shirt or the size T-shirt requested after Sept. 18th, 2015! Please accept our apologies in advance}, Commemorative Medal, Transportation to the starting area, Awards for division winners and HOT breakfast. Additional breakfast tickets can be purchased for $9.00 each.

REGISTRATION: Event registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, October 7th. You may either send a printable registration form in with check or money order or register online at www.mackinawcity.com Onsite registration will be offered on Friday, October 9th, 2015 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Race Headquarters. There will be NO ONSITE REGISTRATION OFFERED ON THE DAY OF THE RACE (October 10th).

CHECK-IN: Friday October 9th, 2015 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm & Saturday October 10th, 2015 at 6:30 am. Check-in & packet pick-up is at the Mackinaw City Recreation Center {Race Headquarters} located at: 507 West Central Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701. The finish line will be at Race Headquarters. Transportation from race headquarters to the starting area is from 7:00am - 8:30am. The last bus will leave at 8:30am. You must be there NO LATER THAN 8:15am to guarantee you catch the last bus to the starting line.

STARTING TIME: October 10th, 2015 at 7:30am official race begins with staggered start times (we will have plenty of buses so no transport times will be assigned - please arrive 15 minutes prior to your desired departure time). Transportation from race headquarters to starting area is 7:00am - 8:30am. Transportation from Mackinaw City to the starting line is the only provided transportation. The last bus will leave at 8:30am you must be there NO LATER THAN 8:15am to guarantee you catch the last bus to the starting line.

LOCATION: The race will begin at Bridgeview Park at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge and will end at the Mackinaw City Recreation Center in Mackinaw City. When you exit the Bridge, you will follow the cones to the Finish line. 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 5º. The total length of the course is 5.6 miles. For more bridge statistics please visit www.mackinacbridge.org.

FACILITIES: There will be restrooms at the starting line of the event and at the finish line at Race Headquarters, but none are provided during the course of the race. A water stop will be provided on the exit of the bridge. You may also carry your own water in a self-contained, litter-proof container.

REFRESHMENTS: Full HOT Breakfast and Refreshments will be available at the race finish line at race headquarters starting at 8:00am - 9:30am.

CANCELLATIONS: No refunds will be given.

AWARDS: All entrants will receive commemorative medal and T-shirt for this event. Trophies' will go to the Top 3 Finishers in each age category and gender, there is also an Overall Men's & an Overall Women's' award. An award ceremony will follow breakfast at approximately 9:00am or later when ALL runners have completed the race.

AGE 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, 70-74 and 75 & over. All runners must be able to run a minimum of a 12 minute mile pace to race in this event. No walkers and no baby joggers are allowed.

RESULTS: Results will be scored by Gault Racing. Results will be posted on race day, or the next day on www.mackinawcity.com

INFORMATION: For more information on the event please 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 2016. For more information, call or visit: Governor's Council (517) 347-7891, (800) 434-8642 www.michiganfitness.org.

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