Registration for the 2017 Lilac Festival 10K is now open!
Join us on Saturday, June 10, for a great Spring morning race on Mackinac Island! Each year, over 700 participants travel to the island to take in the early season beauty. The course will provide you with beautiful sights of downtown, the tree-covered paved roads through the center of the Island, and tremendous lake views with the Mackinac Bridge on the horizon. This is certainly a race you don't want to miss!
2017 Mackinac Island Trio Series!
Register for all three races and you will receive a special Mackinac Island Trio Series medal. This will be a separate medal from the other finisher's medals you will receive at the completion of all three races, and will only be awarded following the Great Turtle Half Marathon. Registration for the 2017 Mackinac Island Trio Series is now open.
Special Rates at Mission Point Resort for the Trio Series!
MissionPoint is holding rooms for all three events at special rates - and if you call to reserve the rooms and tell them you are doing the Trio, you will receive a 10% discount. Call 800-833-7711 to get the 10% Trio discount.
The 10K Run & Walk will start in front of Windemere Point (about 1/4 mile west of ferry docks) and finish in the Mackinac Island School yard (See map below.)
10K Run & Walk - 9:30 AM;
Lil’ Lilac Kids Race - 11:00 AM
Online registratioon will be available in January of 2017.
The Mackinac Island State Park Commission has assessed an $8.00 Park Usage Fee per person, and will be added to your registration upon checkout.
Early Bird Registration:
Online only by February 15, 2017
10K Run/Walk: $25.00
Lil’ Lilac Kids Race: $10.00
Online or Entry Form postmarked by May 21, 2017
10K Run/Walk: $30.00
Lil’ Lilac Kids Race: $10.00
10K Run/Walk: $35.00
Lil’ Lilac Kids Race: $15.00
Entrants are required to pick up their race gear at the Mackinac Island School on
We recommend you catch a ferry from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace no later than 8:00 AM on race day.
Race Day Registration
Individuals may register on race day from 8:00 - 9:15 AM at the Mackinac Island School.
You may place your gear along the walls of the school gym. 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 race course begins at Windemere Point and will take you through historic downtown Mackinac Island, turning onto a challenging uphill, and over rolling hills through the wooded-center of the Island. The last leg of the race is on the shore road, offering the unique opportunity to take in the beautiful Straits of Mackinac. The entire run is on paved roads.
Mackinac Island Trio Series
Register for all three races and you will receive a special Mackinac Island Trio Series medal. This will be a seperate medal from the other finsher's medals you will receive at the completion of the races, and will only be awarded following the Great Turtle Half Marathon.
- Medals for all finishers in the 10K race.
- Apparel in Lilac-fashion will be guaranteed to all pre-registered entrants.
- Post-race refreshments for all participants.
Run & Walk: Overall and Masters male and female, and top three (3) finishers in each division.
Awards Ceremony will follow race. Please arrange to have someone pick-up your award if you will not be at the award ceremony—awards will not be mailed unless arrangements are made to pay postage.
Personally Engraved Awards:
Engravings are available for age-group awards at Bauman's Running & Walking Shop. You must mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to Bauman's Running & Walking Shop. 1473 W. Hill Road, Flint, MI 48507. Please include the following information:
- Race Name
- First Name
- Last Name
- Finishing Time
12 & Under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over, plus a Clydesdale Division in three weight classes: 185-199 pounds, 200-219 pounds, 220 pounds & over. You must indicate weight on entry form.
Walk Divisions: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.
We will be posting photos from the 2017 event when they become available.
Apparel in Lilac Festival 10K fashion will be available. We will update this page when the specifics become available.
Fruit, cookies and water will be available after the race for all participants.
Lockerrooms will be open at the school for you to change clothes and/or take shower. We ask that you bring your own towel and be respectful of the school by cleaning up after yourself.