Young professionals will host fundraiser for youth mentoring program

There’s a new event in town, and it’s being put together by a group of ambitious young professionals. The 40 Below organization is kicking off its inaugural Iron Range Roll event in June.

The signature event connects communities in the U.P. while promoting healthy living and raising money for charity. Walking, running or biking participation is allowed at the event. The 16-mile race is open to all individuals and teams, all ages and abilities and is a rain-or-shine event.

“It was brought together by the Lake Superior Community Partnership,” 40 Below president¬†Ryan Nummela said. “It is a way for people under 40 to connect on a recreational, professional, social as well as civic engagement and a way for us to build our careers.”

It’s all downhill from the starting point at the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum in Ishpeming with a drop of about 1,000 feet in elevation, ending at the Marquette Commons and the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

“Our intent with this is to bring communities together on the historic and scenic Iron Ore Heritage Trail with civic cause to donate and give back to (the YMCA) Reach & Rise youth mentorship program here in Marquette County,” continued Nummela.

You have until tomorrow, May 1st, for early bird registration of $25 for individuals. Starting Friday, the registration goes up by $5. You can register for the Iron Range Roll on Saturday, June 7th at at