Heritage Half-Marathon will open registrations on January 4th during the official kickoff party at Ernie’s Irish Bar. The party will take place from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with a registration special of $50 that will last until the party ends. Once 7:30 p.m. hits, the price will go up to $60. UP PC Repair will be sponsoring computer stations for online registration during the party.
The July 6th, 2013 run is an official event of the Esky 150 celebration and will showcase the beautiful Highway 41 Shoreline. The route starts at Van Cleve Park in Gladstone at 7:30 a.m. passing by miles of shoreline view, downtown Escanaba, and ending at Ludington Park . Ludington Park will host a variety of Esky 150 Celebrations, which the runners will be able to enjoy after their run.
“We have a lovely area that we need to showcase. I thought a half marathon would provide an opportunity to remind and show our visitors during the Eskly 150 that there is only one place like Delta County ,” explained Gina Zanon, Director of the Heritage Half-Marathon.
The timed event will provide runners with food and beverages during the route sponsored and delivered by different local businesses and their staff. The runners will also receive a commemorative medal and shirt.
Planning has been hard work from the start, and race coordinators would like to thank sponsors who have supported them since the conception of having the half marathon; Patrick Johnson at Water’s Edge Chiropractic, Brenda Lippens at Delta County Credit Union, Jessica and Scott Kelly from the dental practice of Dr. Scott Kelly, the YMCA, Justin Ogren with Cellucor Sports Nutrition and the Esky 150 committee.
“This is a great event that will take a lot of support from the community. It takes volunteers, sponsors, and committed runners. Running has become a growing sport in this area, and if you are even playing with the idea, I invite you to try it. You have 7 months to train, and the first mile is always the hardest,” commented Dr. Patrick Johnson from Water’s Edge Chiropractic.
The YMCA has started planning a Couch to Half Marathon program that will be provided to members interested in getting ready for this event. The program will start soon after January 1st to help those members with their New Year’s Resolution.
The Run will take place July 6th at 7:30 a.m.