For breathtaking Lake Michigan views, lots of spectator support, race distances for everyone, and an energetic finish-line vibe in the heart of downtown Muskegon, the Mercy Health Seaway Run is the early-summer event to check out.

Taking place on the 4th Saturday in June each year, the Mercy Health Seaway Run has been a tradition along the Lakeshore for more than three decades.

I love this race! The Mercy Health Seaway Run takes place Saturday, June 22 in Muskegon.

 

For the past couple of years, I’ve taken part in the event, as a runner in the half marathon and 10K, and as a participant in the race expo that is held the Friday before the races. The event also features a 5K and Community Fun Walk course, winding through historic neighborhoods with views of Muskegon Lake.

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Race Director and runner Andrew Buikema joins me on the podcast to talk about this year’s races, set for June 22. We talk all about this year’s events, which includes a slightly altered half marathon course, the event’s 8 new race ambassadors, the special beer that’s being offered at the finish (made just for this race), and lots more — including how Andrew is training for the Bayshore Marathon this spring and how he has a big goal in mind for this race.

Andrew Buikema

 

We also catch up about this spring’s memorable Gazelle Girl Half Marathon, 10K & 5K – I talk about my half marathon with Emma while Andrew, who was there throughout the weekend to help with the race and have a booth at the race expotique, shares what it was like to be at the finish line as the final runner crossed – as snow continued to fall. That’s April in Michigan for you!

Learn more about the Seaway Run and get registered here »

A special race discount code for MRG listeners and readers is mentioned during the show as well. Get the discount code here »

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