Race Events

Frankenmuth has a long history of quality race events starting 40 years ago with the Volksläufe “The People’s Race” which now draws nearly 2,500 runners and walkers. Frankenmuth is quickly becoming known as a race destination but with three run/walk events, a triathlon, a boot-camp style mud run as well as multiple cycling events, its no secret why. The newest is the Frankenmudder which benefits Michigan’s Military & Space Hero’s Museum. Check out the full list below and get your running shoes ready.

  • The Great Race

    June 30 @ 4:45 pm - 9:00 pm at Downtown Frankenmuth

    One of the most unique city stops ever on the Great Race will be in Frankenmuth, Michigan on Day 7 (...

  • Volkslaufe Race

    Volksläufe (The People’s Race) 2017 & Fireworks

    July 3 - July 4 at Heritage Park on Weiss Street

    July 4th 5K walk and run, 10K and 20K runs, and youth fun brought to you by the Frankenmuth Jaycees...

  • Frankenmudder


    July 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at

    A fundraiser for Michigan’s Military and Space Heroes Museum. A three mile boot-camp style mud...

  • Volkslaufe Race

    Bruckelaufe Half Marathon Bridge Race

    October 7 @ 7:30 am at Heritage Park on Weiss Street

    The Frankenmuth Jaycees are proud to bring the Bruckelaufe Half Marathon and 5K. For almost 40 years...

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