IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WZMQ) – Excitement is building as the countdown begins for tomorrow’s highly anticipated half-marathon race in downtown Iron Mountain.
The finish line has been meticulously set up, and preparations are in full swing. To accommodate the event seamlessly, the parking lot across from the Dickinson County Library has been temporarily blocked off, allowing the local farmers market to continue its operation during the race. Additionally, key roads like Hughitt Street, and the section between US-2 and Iron Mountain Street will be closed during the race.
Sara Pericolosi, the Race Director, had some valuable advice for the participants regarding parking arrangements:
“It’s really important to think about parking before you come down. So if you’re looking for parking, the easiest way is to turn on east B street and park right behind City Hall there, or to come in off of Ludington and park in that parking lot right there across from the bank.”
For registered runners who missed the packet pick-up event at Blackstone Pizza, a second chance awaits them at the Systems Control Stage. The half-marathon is scheduled to kick off at 9 AM Central time tomorrow morning.
This year’s race not only promises an exhilarating challenge for the participants but also carries a noble cause. The event will be benefiting both the Northwoods Airlifeline, and the Cancer Loan Closet. According to the Race Director:
“If you’re coming in tomorrow, you’re going to come right to the stage here in downtown Iron Mountain and see us for packet pick-up. This is our biggest race yet to date. As of this morning, we’ve had 336 runners registered. Last year we were at 284.”
Adding to the excitement, the Kingsford High School cheer team will be contributing their infectious team spirit, and the high school band has some surprises up their sleeves for the grand finish. This year’s Iron Mountain half-marathon promises to be a memorable event for all involved, with a record number of runners and enthusiastic community support.
This event could always use more volunteers. For more information on how to get involved as either a runner or a volunteer, visit: