All running and walking events start at the corner of 4th & Western in downtown Muskegon.


  • Line up by mile pace you plan to run
  • Always keep to the right to allow faster runners to pass
  • If running with friends, please run no more than two abreast to allow for others to pass
  • Follow Course Marshal directions
  • If running with headphones, keep volume low enough to be aware of what’s happening around you.
  • At the SPIRIT STATIONS (water) be aware of runners behind you if you slow down or stop.
  • Keep moving at the FINISH LINE
  • Say THANK YOU to the volunteers. Without them you would not be racing.


  • Do not bring any unnecessary bags to the event; random bag checks by security personnel will take place.
  • Check items you will not be running/walking with at the Official BAG CHECK near the finish line on race day.
  • Keep in mind that any miscellaneous items left near the Mercy Health Seaway Run starting and finish lines will be removed and disposed of by security personnel.
  • Do not leave personal belongings unattended in any areas at the Mercy Health Seaway Run and Expo.
  • Report any unattended bags and/or suspicious activity to the nearest security personnel.


  • Do Not Fold or Mutilate the chip. Do Not Remove the chip.
  • Bib on Top Layer of clothing ONLY.
  • Do Not Cover bib with anything (including arm when stopping your watch.)  The mats need to “see” the bib on your torso.
  • Attach the bib Horizontally on your torso – NOT on your back, NOT on your hat or in your pocket.
  • Use a safety pin at all four corners.


  • Printed on your bib is a Unique QR code. Scan with your smartphone.
  • Within minutes of your finish you can see your results!
  • QR code readers will be available in the finish area.


Key Sponsors

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