Our participants love having spectators to cheer them on!  You’ll be able to line the sidewalks along Western Avenue to cheer them on at the start and finish.  There are also some great places along the courses for the longer distances to give runners a boost along the way. Check out these maps to see the routes and pick out a spot to cheer!

Notes for spectators:

If you plan to watch the start then drive to a location along the route to cheer, please be aware that there will be some road closures/detours and be careful of the participants out there.  Biking is a great alternative way to get out to the course to catch your favorite runner!

Spectators are not allowed in the finish chute area, where our participants get their well deserved water and post-race snacks. You’ll be able to meet them at the end of the chute, near the traffic circle at 3rd and Western Ave.

Key Sponsors

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