Lilac Festival Run & Walk | 06.04.22

Event Details

Traditional Course and 10K Distance!

Join us on Saturday, June 4, 2022, to kick off the 72nd Mackinac Island Lilac Festival with a great morning race to enjoy the early season beauty on the Island.   The course will provide you with  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!.

2022 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.  (Note, if you are unable to join us for the “in person” Lilac Festival race, you will still be eligible for the Trio medal if you complete the Virtual Lilac Race and record your time).

Special Rates at Mission Point Resort for the Race and the Trio Series!

Mission Point is holding rooms for all three events at special rates – and if you call to reserve rooms for all three races and tell them you are doing the Trio, you will receive a 10% discount.  Call 800-833-7711 to get the 10% Trio discount.  To reserve a room for the Lilac Race only, click here

Free Downloadable Photos!
We will provide photos at no charge to race participants.

Location & Start Times

Location
The Lilac Festival Run & Walk will start in front of Wyndamere Park on Main Street and finish in the Mackinac Island School yard.  (The start is 5 Minutes from the school, so please allow enough time).

Starting Times

The race start will be a rolling start at 9:30 a.m.

Registration

Registration
Registration will open on January 1, 2022

Entry Fees:
The Mackinac Island State Park Commission has assessed an $8.00 Park Usage Fee per person, and is included in your registration fee below.

By March 31, 2022:

  • Run/Walk/Virtual Race: $40.00

April 1 – May 21, 2022:

  • Run/Walk/Virtual Race: $45.00

May 22 – June 3, 2022: Run/Walk/Virtual Race: $50.00

Race Day, June 4, 2022:  $55.00

  • Cancellation Policy – We do not offer registration refunds for any event, though we will allow transfers or deferrals.  
Race Check-in

Race Check-In
Packet Pickup will be at the Mackinac Island Public School during the following hours:

June 3, 2022: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

June 4, 2022; 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Gear Check
We do not have any official gear-check, however you may leave your gear in the gymnasium at the school.  We will not be monitoring gear so we ask that you do not store any valuables (i.e. wallets, keys. purses, computers, iPods, etc.). We are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items. For those who want a more secure storage, lockers are available at both of the ferry line docks.

Course Maps

Course
The race course begins in front of Wyndamere Park, running through downtown Mackinac Island and turning on Truscott, up the hill to Huron Road then Garrison Road where your right turn will take you through historic landmarks 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.

Awards & Divisions

Photos will be provided to all race participants. You can view and share your photos on your results page at no additional fee.

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 finishers’ medals you will receive at the completion of the races, and will only be awarded following the Great Turtle Half Marathon.

Awards

  • Medals for all finishers in the Lilac 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

Divisions
Run Divisions: 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, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 & over.

Walk Divisions: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 & over.

Awards will be available for pickup after the race – location to be announced. Please arrange to have someone pick-up your award if you will not be on the Island.

Photos

Photos will be provided to all race participants. You can view and share your photos on your results page at no additional fee.

Additional Info

Amenities
Great tech shirt with the 2021 Lilac logo

Fruit, snacks and water will be available after the race for all participants.  Please plan to pick up your finish line food and leave the area – no congregating will be allowed.

Restrooms and locker rooms are NOT open at the school!