2-4-6-8- Who Do I Appreciate?
EVERYONE! Today I especially appreciate all of the hardworking folks who made the Ham Run sucessful. What a wonderful community we live in where friends will get up at 4 in the morning, travel 60 miles one way and spend their Sunday volunteering their valuable time to help with the Ham Run.
Through the help of many people the First Annual Ham Run Half Marathon and 5k Fun Run was a big hit. All I have heard from people is what a wonderful race it was, how well it went and how helpful and enthusiastic the aid station volunteers were. Everyone was kept safe by the careful planning and preparation of the race course and no one was hurt during the event.
All of the spectators had a great time and the participants were pleased. We had over 140 registered runners and they did an excellent job. The times they had were amazing considering the number of hills on the course. I’ll be posting photos and results on the Ham Run website if you are interested in reading more about it. But for now, I just want to say a big thank you to everyone, the volunteers, the participants, the spectators and even Mother Nature for providing us with a beautiful day for a run.
Thank you to the Sponsors
Grand Marais State Bank
Scott Smith Attorney
Gunflint Trail Association
Cook County Events and Visitor Bureau
The Ham Run Half Marathon and 5k Fun Run would never have been possible without the support of the following…
A Special Thanks to…
Rick Johnson and the Boundary Waters Ham Radio Club
Chris Callender and Gusto Hams
Gunflint Pines Resort and Campground
Seagull Creek Fishing Camp
Mark Darling & Way of the Wilderness
The Birch Terrace
Massage Therapists of
The Trail’s End Band
Dick Parker and the Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club
Bob Baker and the members of the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department
USFS DNR and Cook County Highway Department
The Voyageur Canoe Ou
Adam Maxwell Bob, April, Bailey, Chance,
Abby and Josh Prom
Last but not least