Monday, July 23, 2012

Kilpela, Janeshek take firsts in 2012 Canal Run 10-mile race

Jonathan Kilpela of Atlantic Mine crosses the finish line in Hancock to win the men's 10-mile run in less than an hour during the 2012 Canal Run on Saturday, July 21. Kilpela's time was 0:56:16.5. (Photos by Keweenaw Now)

Posted on Canal Run 2012

HANCOCK -- Saturday's 37th annual Portage Health Canal Run went off without a hitch, with 640 racers registering to race in the big event.

Participants in the 2012 Canal Run register for the race on Saturday, July 21, near the Hancock Tori (farmers' market). 

It's the biggest year ever for the Canal Run.

Amy Janeshek was the big winner for the women's 10-mile run, while Jonathan Kilpela was the top male finisher in the 10-mile run.*

Volunteers offer healthy snacks for the runners at the Canal Run booth in Hancock.

Full results are available here. Keep checking back to, the Canal Run Facebook page and Twitter page for more information, including free photos from

*Editor's Note: See how Jonathan Kilpela kept in shape while studying in Finland last year in our Feb. 18, 2011, article, "Two Michigan Tech students study in Finland."

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