Labor Day Bridge Run & Walks

Mackinac Bridge aerial view of Labor Day  runnersLabor Day Bridge Run & Walks

Labor Day is an opportunity to celebrate the end of summer with friends and family.  For some, Labor Day means packing up the car for a long weekend, while others might celebrate with a relaxing staycation. In Michigan, Labor Day means physical fitness. For more than 55 years, 50,000 Michiganders have traveled to the Straits of Mackinac to join in the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Walk celebration.

Michigan Fitness offers 500 runners, drawn by a lottery system, the opportunity to kick off the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day festivities with the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run. Participants will greet the sun during the non-competitive, five mile run. The Governor’s Office, Michigan Fitness and the Mackinac Bridge Authority coordinate the Bridge Run.

Interested in running the Mackinac Bridge? Learn more about the event by visiting the participant blog. The 2014 Bridge Run lottery is now open! Visit the Bridge Run Lottery page for more information.

Michigan Fitness recognizes that not everyone is able to walk or run the Mighty Mac on Labor Day. Gas prices and busy schedules may prevent Michiganders from attending the events at the bridge, but through the Labor Day Community Walks program, Michigan Fitness hopes to provide all residents with the opportunity to get out and be active. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2014 Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run. To discuss sponsorship levels or receive more information, please contact Nathan Ohle, Director of Outreach and Development.

Mackinac Bridge Authority

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.