Ham Run Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run

     Some people have come up with different names for Black Friday and the Saturday after.  I’ve heard the terms "Buy Nothing Day" for Black Friday and "Small Business Saturday." As a small business I rather like the idea of "Small Business Saturday" as much as I like giving the gift of health for the holidays. 

According to an online article "Small Business Saturday was created to help promote small businesses during the holiday shopping rush that are often unable to compete with large retailers during Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday sales.  Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and their owners and employees are important members of our community as our friends, neighbors and engines for economic growth,” Mayfield said. “While government works to rebuild the economy, this is an opportunity for area residents to join together to support local businesses and invest in our local economy and community.”

     You can be a part of Small Business Saturday by supporting your local businesses or other small businesses. 

     You can also promote healthy lifestyles and support a Gunflint Trail local event by participating in the 2011 Ham Run on May 1st, 2011.   From now until December 31st you can register for the Ham Run Half-Marathon for only $40 and the 5K Fun Run for only $20. Come January 1st, 2011 the prices will go up to $35 and $50 respectively.  http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1912795 

     Tell your friends, tell your family and consider buying an entry into the Ham Run as a Christmas Gift for this year.  You’ll be supporting a small business and giving the gift of health this holiday season.