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6th Annual Fall Colors Bridge Race


Event Date:

October 10th - October 11th, 2014

6th Annual Fall Colors Bridge Race

Enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the Mackinac Bridge and all its Fall splendor! This race in its 6th 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 being: Saturday during Memorial Day weekend. This event will take Place on October 11, 2014.

Fall Fireworks
Changing leaves are not the only source of Awe Inspiring Colors this fall! Join us October 11th 2014 at 9:30pm in Conkling Heritage Park for awe-inspiring lakefront fireworks over the Straits of Mackinac.

The entry fee is $45.00 per participant if postmarked by September 1, 2014. Entry fees after September 1, 2014 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 commememorative T-shirt or the size T-shirt requested after September 29th, 2014! 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.

Event registration closes at midnight on October 8th. You may either send a printable registration form in with check or money order or register online at Onsite registration will be offered on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at race headquarters. There will be NO ONSITE REGISTRATION OFFERED ON THE DAY OF THE RACE (October 11th).

Friday October 10, 2014 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Saturday October 11, 2014 at 6:30 am. Check-in & packet pick-up is at the Mackinaw City Recreation Center 507 W. Central Avenue (race headquarters) the finish line will be at the Mackinaw City Recreation Center. Transportation from race headquarters to the starting area is from 7:00am- 8:30am. THE LAST TRANSPORT BUS WILL DEPART NO LATER THAN 8:30 AM.

October 11, 2014 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.

The race will begin at Bridgeview Park at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge and will end at the Mackinaw City High School located next to race headquarters 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.

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

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.

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.

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 and an overall Women's' award. An award ceremony will follow breakfast at approximately 9:30am or later when ALL runners have completed the race.

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 and 65 & 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 will be scored by Gault Race Management. Results will be posted on race day, or the next day on

For more information on the event please call the Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau at (231) 436-5664, (800) 750-0160 or go online at This event qualifies runners to enter the lottery for the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run 2014. For more information, call or visit: Governor’s Council (517) 347-7891, (800) 434-8642

2014 Fall Colors Run Application

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