Hope Starts Here Challenge May 13

Thursday 27, 2017

The River Valley Bank Hope Starts Here Challenge will be held on Saturday, May 13. The annual challenge raises funds and awareness for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center through competitive and leisurely events geared for all ages and skill levels.

This year’s options for participants are: a half marathon; a duathlon that consists of a 5k run, 10-mile trail bike and 5k run; a 10k run; a 5k run; a new 1-mile kids’ run; and a noncompetitive leisure walk.

The Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center 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 tumors through advocacy, research, education and treatment.

Packet pickup is from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Lakeview Arena. All challenge events on Saturday start and finish at Lakeview Arena. Paid registrants receive lunch afterward provided by Subway of Marquette. 

Registration fees vary by event and will be higher on race day than in advance. For more information, or to register in advance online, visit www.hopestartshere.org

Jill Vermeulen
Student Writer