Taking place on the 4th Saturday in June each year, the Mercy Health Seaway Run has been a tradition along the Lakeshore for over three decades. The Lake Michigan Half Marathon was added to the event in 2013. The courses for the different distances all offer views of Muskegon Lake, with the 15K and Half Marathon courses also showcasing our beautiful Lake Michigan beach. With a Community 5K Walk, and three timed distances – 5K, 15K and Half Marathon, the Mercy Health Seaway Run has an event for everyone!  All courses are barrier free and accessible to those with physical challenges, and volunteers will be available for assistance on race day.

The Mercy Health Seaway Expo, on the Friday before the races, is offered at no cost to the community, so everyone can explore healthy options and learn how to optimize their health.  Visit the expo for health screenings, food, music, kids’ activities, prizes, demonstrations and more.  Healthy choices lead to a healthier life and a healthier community!  

Since 2012, the event has been a partnership between the Muskegon Family YMCA and Muskegon Rotary Club’s 1 in 21 Healthy Muskegon County initiative; proceeds help support these groups in their efforts to make Muskegon County a healthy place to live, learn, work and play. Click here to learn more about these organizations and how they are making our community healthier! 

Mercy Health came on board as title sponsor when the partnership was formed. This healthy community event is a perfect match with the organization’s wellness program for associates and with their mission to improve the overall health of our community.

Key Sponsors

Seaway Run & Expo and Lake Michigan Half Marathon is a community event focused on fitness, supported by Mercy Health & other partners.