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HOPEx10years

*****Packet pickup is on Friday, May 8th at 4-7pm at Lakeview Arena****

The 2015 Hope Starts Here Challenge is May 9th.  This is the 10th anniversary of this event.  Please join us and help us celebrate this milestone.

 

About the Hope Starts Here Challenge
 The River Valley Bank Hope Starts Here Challenge raises funds and awareness for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center (UMBTC). The UMBTC is a collaborative effort between UP Health System, Northern Michigan University and the Superior Health Foundation. Its mission is to empower patients and families dealing with brain tumor through advocacy, research, education and treatment. 

 

Schedule of Events

All events start and finish at Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Ave., Marquette, MI.

Time

Event

7 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Registration

(half marathon registration ends at 7:45 a.m.)

8:05 a.m.

Start of Half Marathon

9 a.m. Start of Duathlon
10 a.m.

Start of 10K Run

10:15 a.m.

Start of 5K Run

10:30 a.m.

Start of Leisure Walk/Ride

11:30 a.m.

Start of Awards/Lunch

 

 

Events: Start & Finish at Lakeview Arena
  1. The competitive half marathon will take runners along Lake Superior to town and then west to McDonald’s. The course returns to Lake Superior and heads south to the Visitor Center. After returning to Lakeview arena, the course heads north past Lakeview Arena and past Pine St. where it will make a left turn on the bike path to return runners to the finish at Lakeview Arena. Overall male and female awards, as well as age group awards.
  2. The competitive duathlon will consist of a 5k run, 10-mile TRAIL bike and 5k run. Chip timing. Awards for top overall individuals and teams. Age group awards. Start, transition and finish in the indoor arena.
  3. The competitive 10K run takes runners out to South Beach and return. After returning to Lakeview arena, the course heads north past Lakeview Arena and past Pine St. where it will make a left turn on the bike path to return runners to the finish at Lakeview Arena. Chip timing. Awards for top overall finishers. Age group awards.
  4. The competitive 5K run takes participants along the shore of Lake Superior to nearly Lower Harbor Park and back. After returning to Lakeview arena, the course heads north past Lakeview Arena and past Pine St. where it will make a left turn on the bike path to return runners to the finish at Lakeview Arena. Chip timing. Awards for top overall finishers. Age group awards.
  5. The non-competitive leisure walk/short bike ride will head west on the sidewalk of Fair Ave. toward NMU. An officer will be available to stop traffic on Presque Isle Ave. and walkers can continue on for a little loop through campus. Great event for families with distance up to each individual participant. You can turn around when you feel comfortable.

GRUB: Complimentary refreshments with each paid registration after the events.

 

 

2015 Fee Schedule
Event

Open Registration

Day of Registration

Individual Duathlon

$65.00

$75.00

Duathlon Team (for each member of a 2 or 3 person team)

$55.00/each

$65.00/each

½ Marathon

$65.00

$75.00

5K & 10K

$35.00

$40.00

Leisure Events

$35.00

$40.00

5 & under (with t-shirt and lunch)

$15.00

$15.00

5 & under (no t-shirt, lunch)

Free

Free

Lunch only

$5

N/A

Mile/km Marker donation

$100

N/A