MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – The Queen City running company has partnered with Camp UPeninsulin for their 2nd annual Dead Carp 20k and a 5k race. Camp UPeninsulin is a summer camp that provides children with type 1 diabetes with an educational camp experience in a safe and fun environment.
“It’s another way for us to give back and sponsor just a great thing that goes on in our community, to be able to have that summer experience,” said Queen City General Manager Paige Du Bois.
The Dead Carp 20k race will start on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail near Drífa Brewing Co. at 9 am. Runners will head southwest, crossing over the Carp River and heading back towards the Dead River. After the race, there will be an afterparty taking place at Drífa Brewing Co. with food from Dia De Los Tacos and an award ceremony for the overall winners of the race.
“I still speak to it like coming out of covid and just enjoying that comradery and that time together I think people are still enjoying that aspect. We’re continuing to grow not only the running community but just the walking community and we wanna support the biking community we just wanna support the overall health and fitness and movement for everyone,” continued Du Bois.
All proceeds from the Dead Carp Race will go to UPeninsulin. There are still slots to register for, in both the 20k and 5k race. Click here to view the Queen City Running Company events and races in the future.
For more information on Camp UPeninsulin and where you can support the camp, click here.