Lighthouse Run

Lighthouse Run Starting Line 2019


Now in its 43rd year, the Racine Family YMCA's Lighthouse Run is Racine's annual kickoff to summer! This premier event draws 4,000+ participants and attendees to downtown Racine each summer.

The Y is teaming up with to orchestrate this year's Lighthouse Run. Proceeds, pledges and sponsorships for this event benefit our Strong Communities annual campaign to support our youth and family programs.


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  • Participants can choose from four routes: 2-Mile or 4-Mile Modine Fun Run; 4-Mile or 10-Mile Competitive Runs
  • Awards are given to the top four males and females in the 13 age groups in the 4-Mile and 10-Mile Runs
  • The day is also filled with fun, healthy activities for the entire family, including the annual Kid's Race, Mascot Race and  Healthy Living Market!

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Course description

The Lighthouse Run begins on Main Street at Monument Square and heads north towards the Root River. Runners cross the river on Main Street before turning to run along Lake Michigan Pathway. The Modine 2 milers turn back on the snake turn at North Beach, while 4 & 10 Mile participants proceed along the Lake Michigan Pathway. The 4 Mile participants will return via the pathway to Michigan Blvd. The 10 milers proceed north to 3 Mile Road. 

New for 2021 - The LHR 10M runners run an out and back course - head east on Lighthouse Drive to the famous Wind Point Lighthouse. There will be a lollipop turn at the lighthouse. The final leg of the race is to follow the path in reverse to the finish on Monument Square. 

Runners in the 4 & 10 Mile Competitive Runs will be issued a race number and disposable timing chips which should be attached to each shoe and must be worn to be timed. Your bib must be visible at all times. If you remove your race bib you will be disqualified.  No dogs or roller blades are allowed in any run! Strollers and wagons are allowed in the Modine Fun Run/Walk, however, they ARE NOT permitted in the LHR 4 & 10-mile competitive races. The course will close at 10:30 am.



Thank you to our Lighthouse Run Sponsors:


 johnson bank 


   educators credit union