2012-12-27 / Sports

Half-marathon will be part of ‘Esky 150’

ESCANABA – Heritage Halfmarathon will open registrations on Jan. 4, during its official kickoff party at Ernie’s Irish Bar in Escanaba. The party will take place from 5-7:30 p.m., with a registration special of $50 until the party ends.

The price will increase to $60 after the party ends. Online registration will be available during the event.

The July 6 run is an official event of the Esky 150 celebration and will showcase the U.S. Highway 41 shoreline. The race route will start at Van Cleve Park in Gladstone at 7:30 a.m., passing by miles of shoreline view, downtown Escanaba, and ending at Ludington Park.

The Esky 150 Celebration will be held in Ludington Park with a variety of activities for runners to enjoy after the race.

“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 DeltaCounty,” 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. Runners will also receive a commemorative medal and shirt.

The YMCA has started planning a “Couch to Half Marathon” program to members interested in getting ready for the event. The program will start after Jan. 1.

For further information or become involved with the Delta County Heritage Half -Marathon as a sponsor or volunteer, contact (906) 789-1296 or visit www.deltacountyheritagehalf.com.

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