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 

Upper Shore Center for Fitness and Athletics

Grand Marais State Bank

Lake Superior Trading Post

Christie Printing

Bernick’s Pepsi

Wenonah Canoe

Northern Wilds

Upper Lakes Foods

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… 

Margo Furcht

Mike Prom

Rick Johnson

Sue Ahrendt       

Sheila Wieben

Susan Roy

Bob Baker

Stephanie Humphrey

Bob Morrison

April Morrison

Sandy from Boreal

Sue Ahrendt

Kathryn Ramberg

The Sponsors

The Volunteers

The Participants


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 Cook County

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 tf itters Family-

Adam Maxwell Bob, April, Bailey, Chance, Dawson and Easton Morrison

Abby and Josh Prom

Last but not least

Mike Prom