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Canal Run

July 20, 2024

Hancock, MI

Get ready to run the watery trails and quench your thirst for a good challenge! Join us on July 20, 2024, in Hancock, MI, for the spectacular Canal Run half marathon. Dive into an exhilarating race alongside the beautiful canal, and leave the competition in your wake as you make a splash!
Get ready to run the watery trails and quench your thirst for a good challenge! Join us on July 20, 2024, in Hancock, MI, for the spectacular Canal Run half marathon. Dive into an exhilarating race alongside the beautiful canal, and leave the competition in your wake as you make a splash!
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About The Canal Run

Come join me for an exhilarating running experience at the 49th annual Canal Run, Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula’s most prestigious running event, taking place on the scenic route along the Portage Lake Shipping Canal in Hancock on July 20, 2024. Whether you are a seasoned half marathon runner or a beginner looking for a thrilling challenge, the Canal Run has something to offer for everyone.

With the option of choosing from multiple distances, including a half marathon, 10-mile run, 10-mile walk, five-mile run, five-mile walk, and a two-mile fun run/walk, participants of all levels can find their perfect fit. The event also features the Bob Olson 10 Mile Run, a Half Marathon Wheelchair Race, and the 5 Mile Blade Run, designed specifically for single and/or double amputees.

As a half marathon runner, you will have the opportunity to witness the stunning landscapes of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The rolling hills along the Portage Lake Shipping Canal will provide a challenging yet rewarding course, pushing your limits and showcasing the beautiful surroundings.

Hancock, the charming city where the race takes place, is known for its rich history and vibrant culture. Fun facts about the city include its status as a former mining town, showcasing its industrious past, and as the home of Finlandia University, reflecting its strong Finnish heritage.

In terms of weather, the month of July promises ideal conditions for running. Expect pleasant temperatures averaging in the mid-70s Fahrenheit (mid-20s Celsius), providing a comfortable and enjoyable race environment.

Get ready to lace up your shoes, indulge in breathtaking scenery, and unite with a community of passionate runners. The Canal Run promises an unforgettable experience that merges fitness, nature, and camaraderie. So, mark your calendars and get ready for a race that will leave you with a sense of achievement, exhilaration, and a smile that extends from ear to ear!

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