Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon set for Saturday
IRON MOUNTAIN — The seventh annual Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon, presented by First National Bank & Trust and The Mariucci Family Foundation, will start at 8 a.m. Saturday.
The race events include a half marathon, half marathon three-person relay, half marathon corporate challenge and a new and improved Moochathon 5k fun run/walk, formerly the 2-mile minithon.
The Half Marathon route starts and finishes in downtown Iron Mountain and includes historic neighborhoods, travels alongside Lake Antoine, and a stretch of wilderness trail through Fumee Lake Natural area.
“We’ve got the half marathon going on and the mini Moochathon 5k –that’s for everybody to run,” event Platinum sponsor Steve Mariucci said. “Be there; it’s a great cause, it’s a great weekend in Iron Mountain.”
Proceeds from the Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon will support the Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet, a non-profit organization operating to assist both cancer and non-cancer patients by loaning medical equipment at no cost, as well as the recently established Iron Mountain Road and Trail college scholarship fund.
The 2017 event raised $18,000 for the DCCULC, bringing the six-year total to $71,500.
In addition, two $1,000 college scholarships were awarded to high school students who graduated this spring.
The Iron Mountain Road and Trail Race’s 2018 Platinum and Gold sponsors are: First National Bank & Trust; The Mariucci Family Foundation; Bacco Construction Company; CCI System; Champion Inc.; CJ Graphic; Era Chevrolet; Family Chiropractic; Fleury, Singler & Co.; Hall Orthodontics; MJ Electric; Mountain Media Works; Results Broadcasting; Trident Maritime Systems; and WJMN Local 3.
Silver sponsors are: TDS Pharmacy; Iron Mountain Animal Hospital; Santini Family Dentistry; G&G Forest Products; Simone Insurance Agency; U.S. Special Delivery; Systems Control; Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services; Sick Production/Evan Blagec DJ; and the Tourism Association of the Dickinson County Area.
Registration forms for the Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon events are available at all branches of First National Bank & Trust or can be done online at www.imrthalmarathon.org. The website also has more information on the event.