Mercy Health Seaway Run – 35th Anniversary

MUSKEGON  — The Mercy Health Seaway Run, one of Michigan’s most scenic and most popular runs, celebrates its 35th Anniversary this year! With courses that take advantage of the beautiful shorelines of Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake, it has been a favorite of runners from across Michigan and beyond for over three decades. By creating a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, the Mercy Health Seaway Run celebrates healthy living and a healthy community with events for all ages and abilities – in 2015, 3,333 participants ran or walked! The Lake Michigan Half Marathon is now an established part of the Mercy Health Seaway Run line up of events, with a unique name for this course that showcases our beautiful Lake Michigan.

To kick off the 35th Anniversary celebration, the event is offering a $5 discount to participants who register by January 31, 2016! This discount applies to adult registrations only and cannot be combined with other discounts. Kids can still register for as little as $5 (without a t-shirt) or $10 (with a t-shirt).

The running and walking events take place on June 25, 2016, starting near Fricano Place on West Western Avenue in downtown Muskegon. The Healthy Lifestyles Expo will take place at Fricano Place on June 24.

“The community has supported this healthy event for over three decades; this discount is our way of saying thank you,” said race organizers. “We hope to see more people than ever join us for this healthy and fun community event – with three distances and the option to run or walk, there really is something for everyone.” Joe Doyle is continuing his role as Race Director for 2016, with Chris Burnaw and Don Martines on board for another year as co-chairs. A dedicated group of volunteers is also a key part to making this a safe and fun event for all.

Participants in all events can register online quickly and easily at Proceeds from the event benefit the 1 in 21 Healthy Muskegon County initiative and Muskegon Family YMCA healthy community programs.
About 1 in 21:
Launched by the Muskegon Rotary Club in 2011, the vision of 1 in 21 is that Muskegon County will be the healthiest County in Michigan by 2021, because a healthy community is the foundation for academic achievement and economic prosperity. To learn more, visit

About the Muskegon Family YMCA:
The mission of the Muskegon Family YMCA is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. To learn more, visit

About the Mercy Health:
Dedicated to providing more personalized care with easier access to specialists and a seamless patient experience, Mercy Health is a multi-location health care system serving West Michigan with five hospital campuses, 58 physician offices, 1,174 physicians, over 800 hospital beds, and 7,200 associates. Mercy Health includes all Mercy Health Partners hospitals and physician offices in Muskegon, Shelby and Norton Shores; Saint Mary’s Health Care locations; and Advantage Health/Saint Mary’s Medical Group. The system provides services throughout West Michigan including specialties in oncology, cardiology, and orthopedics. Mercy Health is a member of Trinity Health, the fourth largest Catholic health care system in the country.