Sault International Festival of Races

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Sault International Festival of Races 2019 Expo

NEW LOCATION for PACKET PICK UP  from 4-7PM at the Avery Center in the downtown. Address is 524 Ashmun St. Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783. There is parking in front and in the rear of the building. The parking meters in the rear are checked until 5PM. There are entrance doors on the street side and the two sides. There are no doors at the rear of the building.


The average high temperature at this time of year is 61°F, and the average low is 42°F. The race will continue in any weather conditions, however, lightning may prevent us from running the International Bridge. In the unlikely event (the Sault area rarely experience thunder & lightning storms in September), of lightning we will redirect the race to exclude the International Bridge.

Entry Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive your entry, you will not receive a refund. If you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your number to anyone else. If you are registered for the half-marathon you can transfer to the Bridge Run without a refund of the difference. There is a $20.00 fee to transfer races.

Make Checks Payable to The Sault Events Inc. and mail to PO Box 1000, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783. Your cancelled check will act as your confirmation. 


Finisher medals are awarded to all finishers.  Medals are not guaranteed if you register after September 1st. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall for both Men and Women in all three races. There will be male and female categories in each of the following age groups: 0-9, 10-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99


Parking for the Sault International Festival of Races is available in lots A and B at the James Norris Physical Education Center of Lake Superior State University. You will need to walk a short distance to the starting location.

Join us for Fall Festival!

After completing the Sault International Festival of Races, join us in downtown Sault Ste Marie for the Fall Festival (formally Oktoberfest) This early fall event is an opportunity to spend time in downtown Sault Ste Marie to relax and unwind while shopping local food, arts, and crafts vendors; participating in family fun activities; and taking in local pubs and restaurants, including our very own Soo Brewing Company.

Travel documents

Yes, we are running the International Bridge; however, we are NOT entering Canada. Our route turns around prior to passing through Canada Customs. Because we are not entering Canada, you do NOT need to provide a passport or other travel documents to verify citizenship. Please note that no one is allowed on the Bridge without a runner's bib. U.S and Canadian Customs Officials will be on hand to ensure all participants follow the route and no one enters the race from the Canadian side of the bridge.