Saturday, July 17, 2021

It's Race Weekend! Let's make some great memories LIVE and IN-PERSON!

Race Guide

The U.P.'s Premier Running Event

The event includes a half marathon, half marathon wheelchair division, 10 mile run, 10 mile walk, 5 mile run, 5 mile blade division, 5 mile walk and 2 mile run/walk! Our event features a beautiful course along the Portage Canal, early registration and team discounts, participants receive an awesome Canal Run t-shirt, free high quality photo downloads after the race and custom awards for top finishers! Our event is family friendly and the highlight of many people's summer!

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Help Out!

It takes more than 100 volunteers to make this amazing event happen every year. This year, we'd love to see YOU join us in making this a memorable weekend for our participants!


Support Us!

The Canal Run's legacy is decades long, but that doesn't meant it comes easy. We'd love to have your financial support this year! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Register for Your Race

Half Marathon

7:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

Half Marathon Wheelchair Race

7:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

Bob Olson 10 Mile Run

7:45AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

5 Mile Run

9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

10 Mile Walk

7:35AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

5 Mile Walk

8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

2 Mile Fun Run/Walk

10:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Canal Run Gives Back

The Canal Run is proud to announce proceeds from the 2021 Canal Run will go to the Omega House through the Canal Run Gives Back program. This program has put $10,000 into nonprofits that serve Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon counties since 2017. Omega House is located in Houghton, and since 2005 has offered a peaceful, homelike environment for terminally ill people and provides end-of-life care that emphasizes compassion, independence, respect and dignity. In cooperation with local hospice programs, Omega House provides residents with exceptional care and attention 24-hours a day, seven days a week. 

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