JUNE 19, 2021 – 6PM

Celebrate one of the world’s unique marvels of engineering, The Sault Locks, during Rock the Locks 5k! 

Take a run through the historic Soo Locks Park in downtown Sault Ste. Marie this summer! The 2021 Rock the Locks 5K with be held both In-Person on Saturday, June 19, 2021 and as a Virtual Race.  Proceeds from both events will help fund future events for the community and visitors as well as development opportunities for historic downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

The In-Person race will start at Brady Park and feature a “rolling start” from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, allowing all participants a safe and socially distanced race. Please no more than 5 runners across the start line at a time. The timed finish line will close at 8:00 pm.

In accordance with current state guidelines, all race participants are required to wear face masks and social distance pre and post-race.  All spectators and volunteers are required to wear face masks at all times and properly social distance.

The Virtual Race can be run or walked anytime at participant’s convenience.  All virtual times can be logged by the participant in a separate Virtual Race category (no awards or race shirt).

We appreciate your understanding as we work through these unique and challenging times.

Note: COVID guidelines will be monitored to make sure race is in compliance with the guidelines in effect at time of the race; participants will be notified as soon as possible if any adjustments need to be made.

Runners will be entertained along the way by local musicians! Interested in entertaining? Register by contacting Kayla at Entertainment ranges from acoustic instrumentalists,  boom boxers, Bluetooth speakers etc.


For questions or information, contact the Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Development Authority at 906.635.6973 or 

Rock the Locks 5K FAQ


Registration Information


Registration Limit: 250 Runners.

Early Bird Pricing through May 23rd- $30 +$2.74 Sign up Fee Includes race shirt and award

Pricing May 23rd through June 19- $40 +3.32 Sign up Fee includes race shirt and award

Virtural Race- $25 + Sign up fee


Rocks the Locks 5K Affiliate Sponsors

Thank you to our 2021 DDA event  sponsors!