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.

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    Walk MS: Frankenmuth 2016

    May 14 @ 9:00 am at Harvey Kern Pavilion in Heritage Park

    Walk MS: Frankenmuth 2016 helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the wor...

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    Relay for Life of Frankenmuth

    June 3 @ 6:00 pm - June 4 @ 6:00 am at Churchgrove Park

    More information to come!...

  • Volkslaufe Race

    Volksläufe (The People’s Race) Pre-Race Activities

    July 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Heritage Park on Weiss Street

    Spaghetti dinner, music and fireworks!...

  • Volkslaufe Race

    Volksläufe (The People’s Race)

    July 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Heritage Park on Weiss Street

    5, 10, & 20K run. 5K walk. 2K youth run....

  • Frankenmudder


    July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at

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

  • Triathlon

    The Bavarian Inn Experience Triathlon

    August 6 @ 7:45 am - 5:00 pm at Frankenmuth River Place Shops

    The Experience at Frankenmuth Triathlon will provide professional triathletes as well as age group a...

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    Powerman Michigan Duathlon 2016

    September 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Bavarian Inn Lodge

    Beautiful Frankenmuth, Michigan will serve as the backdrop for Powerman Michigan. This event will fe...

  • Volkslaufe Race

    Bruckelaufe Half Marathon Bridge Race

    October 1 @ 8:00 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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