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Mackinac Island Eight Mile Run and Walk – September 7, 2019

End your Summer with the Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race

Join us for the 49th running of this exciting, summer-ending event. You will experience Mackinac Island in one of the oldest and most scenic races in Michigan. The Island is a unique destination that can only be reached by ferry. Step back in time to a bygone era where travel is done by foot, bicycle, carriage or horse. With almost 2,000 runners and walkers, this is definitely a race you and your family will never forget!

Race Photos on Your Results Page!
This year we are offering FREE race photos to all of our participants. After the race, view your results and photos taken at the race – all on one page! You will be able to share as many photos as you want for free!

2019 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. You can register individually for all three events and be eligible for the Trio and the medal.

Special Rates at Mission Point Resort for the Trio Series!
Mission Point 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. Rooms for all three races must be reserved at the same time. Call 800-833-7711 to get the 10% Trio discount.

The 8 Mile Run & Walk will start directly in front of the Mission Point Resort. The Finish Line is located along along the Lakeshore Trail on the lakefront lawn (Great Lawn) of Mission Point Resort.

Starting Times
8 Mile Run & Walk will start at 9:30 AM
Please line up according to your pace with the faster runners at the front and walkers the last to start.

Kids Fun Run will begin at approximately 11:45 AM Children should gather at the Gazebo on Mission Point’s Lawn for fun exercise and instructions prior to the race.


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Grand Hotel – Fall Michigan Golf Live Package – August 28 – 30, 2020

Tee up the vacation of a lifetime during our Michigan Golf Live Package named for radio and television show host Bill Hobson of Michigan Golf Live, the state’s leading golf program. Host Bill Hobson coordinates this golf event complete with three days of unlimited golf on The Jewel, prize giveaways, private evening receptions, Saturday morning golf scramble, and box lunch.

The Jewel golf course was designed by architect Jerry Matthews and is ranked as a top northern U.S. golf resort by Conde Nast Traveler. It provides unforgettable views of the Straits of Mackinac, the Mackinac Bridge and the seasonal beauty of Mackinac Island.

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island Michigan

The MGL/Grand Hotel partnership gave birth to the Grand Golf Getaway, hosted by Bill and attended by Grand Hotel guests in both June and again in August. We hope you’ll come be part of the fun, friends, and memories of this very special time at Grand Hotel!

Meet Michigan Golf Live Host Bill Hobson:

Bill Hobson
Now in its 21st year of celebrating the greatest game on earth, Michigan Golf Live continues to grow its audience throughout the Midwest on both radio and television.

Executive Producer and Host, Bill Hobson, is found behind the mic and in front of the camera every weekend of the season, with MGL Radio heard across the state on 15 stations every Saturday morning, and MGL-TV seen on FOX Sports Detroit each Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. You’ll also enjoy the MGL-TV special featuring Grand Hotel on Channel 3 of your guest room TV!



View the most recent episode of Michigan Golf Live at Grand Hotel.

Book online or call 1-800-33GRAND to make your reservation. We encourage you to book early as both the Summer and Fall packages have sold out in previous years.

Add the additional nights of Tuesday, August 25, Wednesday, August 26, and/or Thursday, August 27 for $259 per room, per night.

This package is also available June 21 – June 23, 2020.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Unlimited golf on The Jewel
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday morning golf scramble
  • Saturday evening reception
  • Box lunch on Saturday
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment and an $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. *Dates subject to availability. Additional children’s rates apply.


Fall Michigan Golf Live Package

Arrive: Friday, August 28, 2020
Depart: Sunday, August 30, 2020

Package Price:

Standard Room
$1,130 per couple, $1,030 single
Lakeview Room
$1,650 per couple, $1,550 single



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