This year marks the 22nd
This year marks the 22nd running of one of the most scenic trail events in the state. We have 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 for adults and kids, great end-of-season sales – plus the beauty of late fall on the Island.
The Great Turtle Half Marathon will start directly in front of the Mission Point Resort.
The 5.7 Mile Run and Walk will start directly in front of the Straights Lodge of the Mission Point Resort, at the corner of Wendall Street and Mission Street.
The finish line for all events will be located in the park, just off the main road, also in front of Mission Point Resort.
The 5.7 Mile Run & Walk will start at 11:30 AM
The Half Marathon will start at 11:45 AM
Entrants are required to pick up their race gear at the Mission Point Resort Sound Stage.
We recommend you catch a ferry from Mackinaw City or St.Ignace no later than 10:00 AM on race day.
Race Day Registration
If the race is not sold out, individuals may register on race day from 9:30 – 11:15 AM at the Mission Point Resort Sound Stage.
You may place your gear in the designated area of the Sound Stage. We ask that you do not store any valuables (i.e. wallets, purses, computers, iPods, etc.). We are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.
The course is subject to change. Check back at the Packet Pick-Up for final confirmation.
Water stations will be located approximately every 2.5 miles apart. Gatorade stations will be located at the Arch Rock water station and the British Landing water station.
Port-Johns will be located at the Half Marathon Start/Finish Line only. If you have to use the restroom along the course, please find a discreet location or use the restrooms at British Landing.
Absolutely no roller blades, pets, wagons or other wheeled vehicles will be allowed on the course. Baby joggers are strongly discouraged due to safety concerns.
Half Marathon Course
The Half Marathon will start in front of Mission Point Resort. The beginning of the course follows the shoreline featuring breathtaking views of the lake, neighboring islands and the historic Arch Rock formation. You will then veer off the shoreline and wind through the beautiful island interior on bike trails and roads. The roads are mostly paved with some gravel. The last segment of the race returns to the shoreline, with the finish line located in front of the resort.
5.7 Mile Run & Walk Course
The 5.7 Mile will start in front of Mission Court, located next to Mission Point Resort. The first half of the course winds through the beautiful island interior on bike trails and roads. The roads are mostly paved with some gravel. The last half of the race brings you out to the shoreline, with the same breathtaking views of the Half Marathon. The finish line will also be the same as the Half Marathon, located in front of the resort.
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mission Point Resort
6633 Main St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Run Mackinac(810) 487-0954