Entrants from 3 countries, 9 states in Michigan Soo eventTuesday, October 01, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
SAULT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Over 300 runners participate in Fourth Annual Sault Area Chamber Chase 5k Run/Walk, Bridge Run, Half- Marathon and Full Marathon
SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – Three hundred and twenty runners registered to participate in the Fourth Annual Sault Area Chamber Chase and took up the challenge to run one of the four races: Marathon, Half-Marathon, Bridge Run, and 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 28.
The flat, scenic course started at Lake Superior State University and proceeded over the International Bridge and back, continued along Portage Avenue to Riverside Drive, out to Nicolet with a return back to town and a finish on Water Street at City Hall.
The course has been marked as beautiful and unique by runners.
With the number of runners splitting the four races, both the Bridge Run at 6.6miles (slightly longer than a 10k) and the Half Marathon were at record numbers for the Chamber Chase.
Runners represented three countries being the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
Nine states were represented by runners traveling within the United States from Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York and Wisconsin.
“The Sault Area Chamber Chase International Marathon is one of those secrets in America that needs to get out,” said Dale Ferdon, Full Marathon Runner.
The race was made possible by supportive sponsors and a remarkable turnout of volunteers from area organizations and individuals.
Over 100 volunteers participated in various aspects of the race, including service as course marshals, water station attendants, set-up and tear-down at both the starting and finish lines and medical personnel throughout the course and at the finish line not to mention the countless entities within the city that helped make the race go.
The Chase was coordinated in part to coincide with the Downtown Development Authority’s Oktoberfest events downtown.
Race officials anticipate hosting the race once again on September 27, 2014.
Race results are posted at this website saultstemarie.org.
About the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce
The Sault Area Chamber of Commerce serves to promote, advance and contribute to the economic well- being of the business community and visitor experience, while preserving the character, history, and traditions of the greater Sault Ste. Marie area.
Its mission is to exhibit positive community leadership by supporting activities to improve the education and economic development of the business community and serving members with valuable support to improve business activity and collaboration in the community.