Mackinac Island Twilight Turtle Trek

Trail Head at Arch Rock Bicycle Trail

Mackinac Island Turtle Trek – A lantern-lit ski and snowshoeing trek through some of Mackinac Island’s natural winter wonderland. The trail begins at Greany Grove (corner of Arch Rock Road and Huron Road) with a bonfire and hot chocolate. The trail is groomed, track set, lit by lanterns and approximately two miles long. This is …

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Fort 2 Fort 5-Mile Challenge

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

Join us for this fun race on Mackinac Island! Proceeds help support the Mackinac Historic State Parks! The race starts with a blast of the rifles at Fort Mackinac, takes a winding route up to Fort Holmes, and back down to a finish behind Fort Mackinac next to the scout barracks. Register and find more …

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Lilac Festival 10K Run & Walk

Join Run Mackinac Saturday, June 8, 2024, to kick off the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival!  This is a great morning race to enjoy the early season beauty on the Island. The course will provide you with tree-covered paved roads through the center of the Island, and tremendous lake views with the Mackinac Bridge on the …

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W.T. Rabe Stone Skipping Competition

Windermere Point 7498 Main Street, Mackinac Island, United States

Join us for this fun annual event held on the 4th of July! Professional stone skippers will bring their best skipping skills and compete for the much coveted trophy! There will also be a Gerplunking Division (ages 5 & under), a Pebbles Division (ages 6-12), and an Open Division (ages 13 & up). Professionals register …

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Vintage Base Ball

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

A vintage game of “base ball” as it was meant to be played, barehanded and by gentlemen’s rules on the old Fort Mackinac ball field behind Fort Mackinac, the oldest continually used ball field in Michigan! Learn an old-fashioned cheer, watch players fined for smoking cigars on the field, and enjoy a good old-fashioned rivalry! …

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Eight Mile Run & Walk

Join us for 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 …

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Mackinac Island’s Halloween Weekend

Halloween comes earlier on Mackinac Island - the weekend of October 25-27! This weekend typically marks the last big weekend before most island businesses close for the season. Celebrate Halloween with the Great Turtle Trail Run, trick-or-treating for kids through downtown shops, and Halloween costume parties for adults throughout island establishments in the evening.

Great Turtle Trail Run & Half Marathon

Mission Point Resort One Lakeshore Drive, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

One of the most scenic trail events in the state. There is a capacity of 3,500 participants running and walking the inside trails of Mackinac Island during the last open weekend of the season. All who register will enjoy special race features – commemorative medals, a race shirt in Great Turtle fashion, special Halloween events …

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