Jan/Feb 2019 UPRRC Running Amuck Newsletter:
Whitefish Point Marathon is recognized as 2018 Event of the Year by the Upper Peninsula's Road Runner's Club. The WPM staff at is deeply humbled to the UPRRC's membership for this honor! Thank you. Learn more about UPRRC at this link: www.UPRRC.org
An Earlybird fee structure has been instituted; registration opens on October 1. Registration cost is $40.00 through January 31, $50.00 through April 30 and then $60.00 thereafter. To take advantage of a $5.00 discount for UPRRC, 50 & DC Marathon Group, 50 States Marathon Club, or Marathon Maniacs Membership, print out and mail in your registration. Only one membership may be applied for the discount.
FRIDAY, June 7
PACKET PICKUP and LATE REGISTRATION
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Whitefish Township Community Center, 7052 North M-123, Paradise, Michigan (1.3 miles south of the blinker light.).
SATURDAY, June 8
LATE PACKET PICKUP TIME
6:00 to 6:30 AM at Whitefish Township Community Center,, 7052 North M-123, Paradise, Michigan (1.3 miles south of the blinker light.).
START: 7:00 AM at Whitefish Township Emergency Services, across from Whitefish Township Community Center.
FINISH: At Whitefish Township Community Center.
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
T-shirts to All Registrants
Unique Lake Superior Rock Medallions to all Finishers Paradise is a unique area in North America. Geographically, Whitefish Point is a major bird migration corridor on the continent in Spring and Fall. Rockhounders explore Lake Superior's shore for agates and beautiful rocks for artistic creation and spiritual inclusion. The Whitefish Point Marathon committee selected the rock finisher medallions as a keepsake of this incredible region. In 2017, the committee expanded this concept of providing runners not only a feel for the region but also a taste. Cornish miners immigrated to Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the 1800's, they brought with them their beloved traditional dish: the pasty. The Yooper Pasty, an Upper Peninsula savory treat is being added to the post race refreshments.. Your pasty ( beef, pork, potatoes, carrots, onions, rutabaga, and salt & pepper, wrapped in a pie crust) including gravy or ketchup is of no additional cost to registered runners. Tickets for pasties for your support team may be purchased at packet pickup for $5.00 each. We look forward to your participation in the Whitefish Point Marathon and enjoyment of the PASTY eh?
Awards Ceremony 12:30 PM at Whitefish Township Community Center
Awards to first and second place Male and Female overall and first and second place in age groups 29 & Under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & Over
Custom Whitefish Point Marathon/BQ Mugs for runners attaining a Boston Marathon Qualifying time (BQ)
Medals to first time marathon finishers