Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Run

Date: Labor Day | Location: Mackinac Bridge (St. Ignace)

Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Run provides the only opportunity to run on the Mackinac Bridge (links to new window). A staple of Labor Day weekend festivities, this 4.3 mile running event is touted by past participants as an unforgettable, bucket-list experience. For the running enthusiast and adventure seeker, there is no other experience like running on the world’s fifth longest suspension bridge at sunrise high above the blue-green waters of the Straits of Mackinac.

General Information

The event registration is capped at 700 participants.

This is a running event only. Runners must be able to complete each mile in a 12-minute pace or less. If you expect to run slower than 12-minutes per mile, cannot run the entire 4.3 miles, or experience acrophobia (fear of heights), you should not participate.

This is not a timed event and the course is not certified for distance.

For all Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Run information, including registration, pricing, transportation, packet pick up, etc., visit (links to new window).

Lodging Information

Hotels, Inns, and more are available in the towns at either end of the Mackinac Bridge; on the southern side at Mackinaw City (links to new window) in the lower peninsula and on the northern side at St. Ignace (links to new window) in the upper peninsula. It is best to book early.

For additional area lodging and things to do in Northern Michigan, visit (links to new window).

Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us and sponsor the Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Run to promote your business and show your commitment to health and human accomplishment. For more information, visit our sponsorship page or email (email link).

Labor Day Bridge Walk

The Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk, which hosts 60,000+ walkers, begins immediately after the last wave of runners depart. To learn more about the Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk, visit (links to new window).

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