Labor Day Bridge Run

Bridge Run

The Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run is a non-competitive run of about 4.3 miles over the Mackinac Bridge, taking place before the annual Bridge Walk. It’s organized by the Governor’s Office, Michigan Fitness Foundation, and Mackinac Bridge Authority. This is not a timed event and the course is not certified for distance. The Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run is limited to 600 participants.


Runners who expect to run slower than 12 minutes per mile and/or cannot run the entire five miles, should not participate in the run. The Labor Day Walk starts soon after the last wave of runners depart. For safety reasons, the runners and walkers must be separated for this event.


Click here to register for the 2016 Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run.

The number of participants is limited to 600 runners. Slots will fill on a first-come first-served basis.

In the past, only those who participated in a Pure Michigan FITness Series event were eligible to enter the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run. This is no longer the case.

Disclaimer of Liability:

Before beginning the run, all participants must carefully determine that they are physically fit and medically able to participate, since the physical strain of the run could lead to serious health problems. Participants should also understand that running involves risks of injury from falls due to the surface condition of the bridge, contact with other participants, and the effects of weather, including high heat and/or humidity. The state of Michigan, Mackinac Bridge Authority, St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce, Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce, the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness/Michigan Fitness Foundation, and all their respective employees, agents, volunteers and sponsors are not assuming any obligations with regard to such risks and specifically disclaim any and all liability arising from any runner's participation in the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run.



Labor Day Bridge Run Lottery

A non-competitive run of about five miles over the Mackinac Bridge. It is organized by the Governor’s office, the Michigan Fitness Foundation, and the Mackinac Bridge Authority. The Bridge Run Lottery will open in January.

Labor Day Community Walks

The Michigan Fitness Foundation hopes to give every Michigander an opportunity to participate in this walking tradition by encouraging communities to host their own Labor Day Community Walk.