Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hancock's 34th Annual Canal Run / Walk to be July 18

HANCOCK -- The 34th Annual Canal Run is Saturday, July 18. Registration through Active.com closes on Wednesday, July 15. Participants are encouraged to register early so information can be put into the computer for the chip timing.

The event includes a 10-mile run, a 10-mile walk and a 5-mile run along the Portage Waterway on Highway M-203. Both the 10-Mile Run and the 10-Mile Walk start at McLain State Park and finish at the Citizens Bank building in Hancock. The 5-Mile Run starts near High Point Road in Hancock. The 10-Mile Walk begins at 7 a.m., the 10-Mile Run at 8 a.m. and the 5-Mile Run at 8:30 a.m. The Awards will begin at approximately 11 a.m. (EDT).

The race course is on a paved road surface. Since the road is not closed to traffic, participants are requested to run along the side of the road.

An All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, sponsored by The Hancock Business and Professionals Association, will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 17, at the Finlandia Hall Café. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, free for kids under 6. Tickets are available from the Daily Mining Gazette, Kukka Kauppa Flower Shop, Citizens Bank (Hancock only), With These Hands, or at the door. It will include live music, raffles for many great prizes and Bib pick-up for racers.

For information call 483-2223. See the Canal Run Web site for details.

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