Mackinaw City, MI

Mackinaw City Organizes Color Fun Run

Becca Ballard

Most, are pretty familiar with The Color Run or at least will recognize the photos of colorful, chalk-stained t-shirts and smiling faces. Check this fun run off your bucket list and check out Mackinaw City's upcoming color run, happening on May 8, 2021.

This color run encourages professionals and novices to have fun together to promote health awareness. Runners are dressed in clean white t-shirts and pass through different color stations with volunteers blasting the runners with dyed cornstarch. At the finish line following the untimed run, there is typically a dance party and food vendors. The Color Run has grown to now over 200 annual runs with over 2 million annual participants.

Run or walk, no one judge here on this adventureful color fun run. Northern Michigan’s most colorful & magical 5K, being held in Mackinaw City on Saturday, May 8, 2021. This run will be happening whether there is rain or shine so keep that in mind when dressing. Bring all your friends and family to run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, Eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer; or you may also do the 1 mile walk. Then enjoy a colorful and magical party afterwards that is immediately following. The end of the run is recognized with an ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun. At this party, enjoy celebrating your run by tie-dying the sky and all of your friends.

Pre-Register by April 12th 2019 to be guaranteed a white t-shirt & color packet for the after party! Also, you will receive a discounted run fee for early registration.


Saturday, May 8, 2021
9:00 am


Trail Head behind Burger King
Mackinaw City, MI 49701


5k: Pre-registered $25, Race Day $30

1 mile: Pre-registered $20, Race Day $25

$5 off per person if you register as a team of 4.

Contact Info

Phone: (231) 436-5574

Book a hotel for this event right here!

Color Run FAQ'S

Do I need to be a runner to participate?

No, this run is open to anyone and everyone. It is an untimed event that is just for fun and for a good cause.

Is The Color Run safe?

Yes, the color powder used is all certified non-toxic and free of any heavy metals. The bright colors are a combination of cornstarch and dyes. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and mouth. Some color runners opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.

Does the color affect the inside of cars?

It is recommended to bring towels for the insides of your cars, or a change of clothes just in case.

Photo By: Pixabay

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