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Run Iron Mountain to celebrate 10 years

IRON MOUNTAIN — Run Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon will celebrate 10 years on Saturday, Sept. 24.   

The Run Iron Mountain Road and Trail board has announced the addition of a 10K and a 2-mile event to the half marathon, half marathon relay and 5K lineup.

The Half Marathon event is a part of the first-ever Run the U.P. Challenge. Organizers of seven Upper Peninsula races partnered this year in an effort to expand race participation across the peninsula.   Those who compete in four of the seven races will receive a Run the U.P. Challenge medal.

The entry fee is $5, in addition to normal race fees. Awards will be presented after the final race in Iron Mountain in September.

For the past 10 years, Run Iron Mountain has donated proceeds from the race to the Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet. The DCCLC is a non-profit organization operated by volunteers that offers medical equipment at no cost, as well as financial assistance to both cancer and non-cancer patients.

Over the past 10 years, Run Iron Mountain has raised $133,500 for the DCCLC. The race also offers two $1,000 scholarships to local high school seniors.

To learn more about the Run the U.P. Challenge, register to walk and/or run, volunteer or become a valued sponsor, go to the website at www.runironmountain.com.

“We are excited to bring an exciting event that highlights the beauty of our area. Many of our racers return year after year, in large part thanks to our supportive community,” said Sara Pericolosi, race vice president. “We are hoping to make this year our best year yet and hope you will be a part of it. We look forward to seeing you on September 24th as a runner, volunteer, or sponsor.”

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