ST IGNACE DOCK, 587 N. State St St. Ignace, MI 49781
MACKINAW CITY DOCK, 801 S. Huron St Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Where Your Island Adventure Begins


Four Great Races – One Beautiful Island

Our promo code for all races is RACE or the runners can identify themselves upon arrival.
Discounted rate of $19.00 / adult round trip and $10.00 / child round trip (ages 5-12).
All children under five years of age travel free of charge.

Run Mackinac Race Dates:

May 11 – Fort 2 Fort

Join us on Saturday, May 11 for the Mackinac Island Fort 2 Fort Challenge celebrating Fort Holmes and Fort Mackinac on Historic Mackinac Island!  A challenging race for runners and walkers of all ages!  Start inside Fort Mackinac with a rifle salute, run or walk through beautiful paved trails past scenic Island landmarks to Fort Holmes—the highest point of the Island—then back to finish at Fort Mackinac!

June 8 – Lilac 10k Run & Walk

Join us on Saturday, June 8, 2019, to kick off the 70th Mackinac Island Lilac Festival with a great morning race. Over 1,100 participants joined us last year to enjoy the early season beauty on the Island. The course will provide you with beautiful sights of downtown, the tree-covered paved roads through the center of the Island, and tremendous lake views with the Mackinac Bridge on the horizon.

September 7 – Mackinac Island Eight Mile

Join us for the 49th 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 almost 2,000 runners and walkers, this is definitely a race you and your family will never forget.

October 26 – Great Turtle Trail Run

This year marks the 24th running of one of the most scenic trail events in the state. We have a capacity of 3,000 participants running and walking the inside trails of Mackinac Island during the last open weekend of the season.