Page 98 - Visitors Guide 18
P. 98

County fills with
Why is Leelanau so popular for running and biking events?
Two reasons, really. One
is that athletes — and mom and dad, and grandma and grandpa — like to run and bike in the county. Who can blame them with beautiful views around nearly every turn and the county’s challenging, hilly terrain.
The other reason is nonpro ts and businesses have found that organizing races can
be pro table ventures. For instance, the Glen Arbor Women’s Club once put on a  rst-class smorgasbord each summer. But now members sponsor the Running Bear Run, and raise funds to provide
Participants of the Port Oneida Heritage Run’s quarter-mile Kids Schoolhouse Dash turn on the burners early in the race.
Leelanau Visitors Guide 2018
seven scholarships to Glen Lake Community Schools seniors.
The Dahm family from Cincinnati once entered 52 people in the race ranging in age from 4 to 84.
The Fishtown Preservation
Society raised about $20,000 during its 2017 race, which like others offers courses suitable for young and old, fast and slow.
So says race organizer Amanda Holmes, executive director of the Fishtown
Preservation Society.
The 5K, more challenging
course was just that. “They’re pretty damp
crossing over the  nish line.
I love how they all remark about the inclines. It’s a great course.”

   96   97   98   99   100